Jonesville, Sims Baseball
Sims capitalized on a few critical fielding errors during Thursday’s middle school baseball game at Jonesville en route to a 8-3 win over the Wildcats. Caleb Goodwin got the nod for the Tigers and allowed two hits and two runs during his 4 2/3 innings of work. He walked eight and struck out three before being relieved by Bryan Good.
Sims scored on a passed ball in the top of the first inning to take the early lead and added two runs in the third on an error and a fielder’s choice. Smart base running helped Jonesville scratch a run across in the bottom of the inning but the Tigers plated six in the fourth to take an 8-1 lead. Jonesville added one in the bottom of the fourth and one in the sixth but came up short when the game was called due to the 2-hour time limit. Matthew Caldwell led Sims’ hitting with a pair of singles. Caleb Vanderford, Good Markevius Glenn contributed a hit each for Sims. Peyton Blackwell went 2-3 with a walk for Jonesville and Dijamon McDonald went 1-3 with a RBI.
Sims, Lockhart Softball
The Sims softball team continued its hot streak on Thursday with back to back wins over Lockhart Middle.
Rebecca Lee pitched three shutout innings to help the Tigers to a 17-0 win in game one. Lee struck out nine batters.
Leading hitters for Sims
Abbie Valentine was 3 for 4 with 2 doubles.
Jazmyne Boyd was 3 for 3 with a double.
Cassie Heatherly was 2 for 2 with a triple.
Katelyn Petty doubled and Lee added a hit.
In game two, Sims defeated Lockhart 20-2. Taylor Stines got the win from the mound and allowed two hits with five strikeouts. She helped herself at the plate with a 3-4 performance. Elizabeth Parks smacked a solo home run to lead Lockhart’s offense and Jazmyne Boyd homered for Sims.
Abbie Valentine went 3 for 3 with two doubles for the Tigers. Me’Aria Thompson was 2 for 2, Katelyn Petty was 2 for 3, Rebecca Lee had a triple and Riley Shropshire was 1 for 2 with a double.
The Lockhart baseball team fell twice on the road this week. On Wednesday the Devils suffered a 14-3 loss to Spartanburg, then fell 11-8 at Campobello on Thursday.
Ethan Bailey led Lockhart at the plate with a 2-3 performance against Campobello.
Lockhart’s record on the year is 1-2-2. On Monday, the Red Devils travel to Jonesville for a 4:30 game before returning home to face Spartanburg Christian on Thursday at 5 p.m.