Good Weekend for Bantam Athletics

USC Union Bantams Baseball Team Victorious in Game Four Over Nationally Ranked Catawba Valley CC Red Hawks in Low-Scoring Affair

Coach Micah Stancil stated “‪USC Union pulls off a 2-1 win over the number 17th nationally ranked Catawba Valley Community College. This is a huge win for our program I couldn’t be prouder of these young men. To keep working and learning after losing the first 3 games of this 4 game series shows just how much heart they have. This is the programs first official win against a nationally ranked team. Way to go Bantams!”

Both teams were strong on the mound Sunday, but the University of South Carolina Union Bantams defeated the Catawba Valley CC Red Hawks 2-1. The University of South Carolina Union Bantams pitchers allowed just six hits to the Catawba Valley CC Red Hawks.

Matthew Hager led things off on the hill for the University of South Carolina Union Bantams. He surrendered zero runs on five hits over five innings, striking out six and walking one. Wesley Livingston came on in relief allowing only 1 hit with no walks allowed getting the save.

Patterson was on the mound for the Catawba Valley CC Red Hawks. He lasted three innings, allowing two hits and zero runs while striking out five and walking one. Sabion Thomas, Austin Blevins, and Andrew Patrick each contributed in relief for the Catawba Valley CC Red Hawks.

Bryce Medlock went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead the University of South Carolina Union Bantams in hits. Bryce Medlock also hit his first home run of the year earlier in the series.

The Catawba Valley CC Red Hawks was sure-handed in the field and didn’t commit a single error. Chapman had the most chances in the field with eight.

The Catawba Valley CC Red Hawks are ranked 17th in the nation. This is the University of South Carolina Unions 3rd year as a program and their first win over a nationally ranked team.

An Emotional Win Over Patrick Henry Community College for the Lady Bantams

This was their first time taking the field since the Lady Bantams lost two of their teammates. On February 7th, four Lady Bantams were involved in a head on collision leaving two seriously injured, Mallory Stokes of Charlotte, NC and Devyn Royce of Pinewood, SC, and killing two, Mia Stokes of Charlotte, NC and Grace Revels of Lancaster, SC.

The Lady Bantams played their hearts out during the emotional games and took home two wins over Patrick Henry Community College.

During the first game, a walk-off double led USC Union Bantams Varsity past Patrick Henry Cc 4-3 on Saturday. The game was tied at three with USC Union Bantams Varsity batting in the bottom of the seventh when Summer Clinton doubled on a 3-2 count, scoring one run.

In the first inning, Patrick Henry Cc got their offense started when A Martin grounded out, scoring one run. After Patrick Henry Cc scored one run in the top of the fifth, USC Union Bantams Varsity answered with one of their own. Patrick Henry Cc scored when D Hicks grounded out, scoring one run. USC Union Bantams Varsity then answered when Montana Walton doubled on a 3-2 count, scoring one run.

Clinton was on the rubber for USC Union Bantams Varsity. She went seven innings, allowing three runs on seven hits and striking out nine.

B Taylor toed the rubber for Patrick Henry Cc. She went six and two-thirds innings, allowing four runs on eight hits and striking out six.

USC Union Bantams Varsity smacked one home run on the day. Emilee Price went deep in the third inning. Walton led USC Union Bantams Varsity with two hits in four at bats.

In the second game, USC Union Bantams Varsity nabbed the lead late in the game in a 4-3 victory over Patrick Henry Cc on Saturday. The game was tied at three with USC Union Bantams Varsity batting in the bottom of the sixth when Grace Lee doubled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run.

USC Union Bantams Varsity captured the lead in the first inning when Danielle Bradley doubled on a 1-1 count, scoring two runs. In the top of the fifth inning, Patrick Henry Cc tied things up at three when A Martin singled on a 1-2 count, scoring one run.

Summer Clinton pitched USC Union Bantams Varsity to victory. She went seven innings, allowing three runs on eight hits and striking out five. J Keatts took the loss for Patrick Henry Cc. She lasted six innings, allowing nine hits and four runs while striking out three and walking one.

USC Union Bantams Varsity tallied nine hits. Lee, Alexis Odum, and Clinton all had multiple hits for USC Union Bantams Varsity. Clinton, Odum, and Lee each collected two hits to lead USC Union Bantams Varsity. USC Union Bantams Varsity was sure-handed and didn’t commit a single error. Bradley made the most plays with ten.

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