Booster by the pitching of Chloe Thomas, Richburg Lewisville won the South Carolina 1A girls’ softball championship Wednesday evening.
The Lions blanked East Clarendon 3-0, sweeping the best-of-three title series in two games.
Thomas pitched a two-hitter and struck out eight. She bested East Clarendon pitcher Marleigh Floyd, who also tossed a two-hitter.
Lewisville scored all its runs in the fifth inning. Two runs scored on a throwing error. With runners at first and second, the Lions’ Lauren Crocker hit a ground ball to the left side of the infield, but the East Clarendon third baseman threw wildly to first, allowing two runs to score.
Crocker then scored on a sacrifice by Alexis Odum.
Ledford 2, R-S Central 1: Chris Villaman pitched a one-hitter for Ledford, ousting the third-seeded Hilltoppers, who were regular-season and tournament champions in the Southwestern 2A Conference.
Hendersonville 4, R-S Central 1: Kenley Wilson scored for the Hilltoppers, but their 2A playoff bid came to an end.
Lake Norman Charter 4, West Davidson 0: Ayden Yates scored two goals and added an assist as the Knights rolled to the 2A Western Regional semifinals. Olivia Tanaka and Olivia Masterton also scored for Lake Norman Charter.
Myers Park 4, West Forsyth 1: Caileen Almeida scored two goals in leading the top-seeded Mustangs into the 4A Western Regional semifinals. Olivia Hollidge and Amanda Stines each added single goals for Myers Park.
Salisbury 2, Swannanoa Owen 0: Freya Obermueller scored twice and the undefeated Hornets (24-0) cruised to the 2A Western Regional semifinals. The match was interrupted about a half-hour in the first half due to a thunderstorm.
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