SIMPSONVILLE — Union County’s varsity softball team went 1-3 over the weekend in the tournament at Hillcrest High School.
UCHS lost to Hillcrest (3-2), Clinton (8-2) and Clover (7-0). The Lady Jackets defeated Eastside 10-0. Tiffany Vaughn pitched a two-hitter for the win. Britni Ward received all-tournament honors.
Union County (6-4, 4-1) hosts Blue Ridge next Tuesday.
GREENVILLE — Greenville Tech Charter defeated Whitmire’s varsity baseball team 10-2 on Tuesday.
Blake Walker got the win for the Warriors. Jonathan Stevens took the loss. Stevens pitched five innings, giving up six runs (five earned).
The bright spot for Whitmire was the play of senior OF Jarrell Ruff-Smalls, who started a triple play in the first with a diving catch. He then threw to SS Josh Pressley, who stepped on second and threw to first to get both runners who did not tag.
Ruff-Smalls also hit a two-run home run in the fourth, following Ethan Campbell's double. Stevens went 2-for-3 at the plate.
"Jonathan was not at his best tonight,” said WCS coach Chris Martin. “Our staff still walks too many as a whole. We did not put the ball in play enough tonight. Their pitcher kept us off balance."
Whitmire (0-14, 0-6) travels to Blacksburg today.
Mid-Carolina defeated Union County’s varsity baseball team 4-2 on Tuesday. Rebel Will Bedenbaugh went the distance on the mound and hit a two-run homer. The Jackets fall to 8-6 on the season. Mid-Carolina improves to 12-0.
Kingsmore Construction defeated Union Chrysler 17-7 on Tuesday JD Cheek and JT Cheek each had two hits. Najm Thomas, Diante Stewart, Cain Quinn and Zarius Gist each had a hit. JD Cheek had seven strikeouts and Dada Stewart had two.
BJ House participated in the spring AAU National Tournament on March 28 in Kingsport, Tenn. He finished second and received a medal.
Cameron Abee of Union finished eighth in the 90 Limited (8-11) class in the youth ATV race at the Big Buck GNCC on Saturday.