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Tournament bracket claims its victims

  • Monday, May 12, 2014

Dan Brown/Independent T.J. Dennis gets a hit during the Wolves’ 16-1 playoff win over Kingstree.

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In the end there can be only one.

Tournament brackets play like a good science fiction movie about sword wielding immortals from Scotland.

One by one the bracket claims its victims until in the end there are just two remaining, but then there can be only one winner.

Everyone else goes home disappointed.

In what could be unofficially called Elimination Week, the tournament field was whittled down, taking most area teams with the wood shavings.

The Cross baseball and softball teams both fell in the semi-finals of the Class A District VII tournanemt, winning their first games before dropping their second two.

The Trojans baseball team advanced to the second round with a May 1 win over Allendale-Fairfax.

On May 3, Cross lost in the second round 10-0 to Hannah-Pamplico and were elminated 15-2 by eventual District VII champion East Clarendon.

The Lady Trojans, the Region 6A champions for the third straight year, did not fare so well in the playoffs, After defeating Bethune-Bowman 13-0 in the first round, CHS fell to Lake View 17-1 and Carver’s Bay 14-2.

The Timberland Lady Wolves softball team fell to Aynor 17-1 in the opening round on May 1. In the losers’ bracket second game THS rallied to down Lake Marion to set up a semi-finals showdown with arch nemesis Dillon.

The Lady Wildcats eliminated Timberland and will face Aynor for the District VII championship.

The Wolves baseball team was the victim of a perfect game at the hands of Aynor 12-0 in the May 1 first round game.

THS bounced back to trounce Kingstree 16-1 on May 3 but fell 3-1 in the semi-final rematch with Aynor.

“Our guys fought hard and were in the game all night, but we didn’t have enough to pull out a win,” said Coach Art Craig.

In tennis, the Berkeley Stags boys tennis team was shutout on the road of the Class AAA tournament 6-0 by Myrtle Beach on May 6. The Stags finished third in Region 8AAA after losing a tight match, 4-3, to James Island on May 1.

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