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Local Roundup: Portal baseball falls

    Bryan County held Portal to one hit Friday in Pembroke and defeated the Panthers 2-0 in baseball action.
    Brandon Mock was hard-luck loser for Portal, which dropped to 10-10 overall and 7-3 in Region 3-A. The Panthers travel to Calvary for a 4 p.m. game Tuesday

TC drops
region-title game
    The Trinity Christian School softball team lost  its region-title game Thursday, falling to Appling Christian 9-8 in Glennville.
    Megan Page (7-2) suffered the loss despite striking out eight and walking one.
    Savannah Spranger was 2-for-2 with two RBIs and two runs, Lauren Kibler was 2-for-4 and scored two runs and Annabeth Havenar and Page both added two hits.
    The Lady Lions (8-5) will battle Hope Christian Academy Monday at Memorial for the fourth and final seed for the state playoffs.
Jenkins County boys win region title
    Jenkins County’s 180 1/2 points was good enough to earn the Eagles a Region 3-A track and field championship on Friday. Claxton finished second with 126 points and Bryan County third with 110. The top two finishers in each event qualified for the state meet and are listed below:
    Patrick Moody (Jenkins County) and Eric Brooks (Claxton) in the 100-meters. Moody (JCHS) and Octavious Rawls (Portal) in the 200-meter. Jamar Holmes (JCHS) and Martivius Morris (JCHS) in the 400-meters. Vincent Bynes (JCHS) and Brandon Wade (JCHS) in the 800-meter.
    Josh Hall (CHS) and Oscar Moreno (CHS) in the pole vault and Chris Bellamy (CHS) in the discus. Holmes (JCHS) in the triple jump.
    Jenkins County won the 400-meter relay with Moody, Holmes, Morris and Dexter Golphin. The Eagles also had two teams qualify for the 1600-meter relay. James Bramblett, Holmes, Morris and Golphin won the event with Vince Bynes, Coley Clifton, Charles Reynolds and Moody coming in second.

Claxton girls claim region crown
    The Claxton girls track team captured a Region 3-A track and field championship Friday, scoring 200 points to Jenkins County’s 65 and Calvary Day’s 65. The top two finishers in each event qualified for the state meet and are listed below:
    Latonia Lovett (Jenkins County) and Myah Freeman (Claxton) in the 100-meters. Freeman (CHS) in the 200-meters. Ashley Kennedy (CHS) in the 400-meters. Jasmine Mosby (CHS) and Rachel Thomas (Portal) in the 100-meter hurdles. Katherine Mincey (PHS) in the 300-meter hurdles. Kris Johnson (CHS) in the 800-meters and pole vault.
    Lacreasha Brewton (CHS) and Andrea Pittman (JCHS) in the 1600-meters. Pittman (JCHS) in the 3200-meters. Endya Jones (CHS) in the high jump and the long jump. Lovett (JCHS) in the long jump. Desare Holland (CHS) in the pole vault. Ashley Ball (JCHS) and Twylicia Valentine (CHS) in the shot put and the discus. Lovett (JCHS) and Jones (CHS) in the triple jump.
    Claxton won the 400-meter relay with Kellie Adams, Kennedy, Freeman and Jones. Portal finished second with Rachael Brown, Sami Duckworth, Katherine Mincey and Jaleisa Coleman. Claxton also won the 1600-meter relay with Brewton, Freeman, Johnson and Jones.

GSU baseball drops game one at ASU
    BOONE, N.C. – The Georgia Southern baseball team fell behind early and could not recover as Appalachian State took the first of a three-game series, 10-4, Friday afternoon at Smith Stadium.
    With the loss, the Eagles fall to 20-22 overall and 3-10 in Southern Conference play.
    The Mountaineers broke a three-game skid with the win, improving to 22-17 overall, 9-7 in league play.
     With two outs and runners on first and second, ASU’s Isaac Harrow homered to left field, giving the Mountaineers a 3-0 lead in the first inning.
    Appalachian State widened the gap in the third inning.  Drew Murray started the frame with a hit batsmen, followed by a walk to Harrow. With two outs, the Eagles’ third error of the game cost GSU, scoring Nick DeRose and running the score to 7-0. The Eagles committed two errors in the inning.
    Georgia Southern’s best chance may have well come in the top of the fifth inning. With two outs, freshman Kyle Blackburn walked and took second on a wild pitch from freshman starter Matt Andress. Senior Mike Economos was hit in the back and freshman Brett Maxwell walked after going behind in the count, loading the bases. But the Eagles failed to score on an Andress strikeout, leaving the bases full.
    The Eagles pushed their first runner across in the eighth inning when pinch hitter A.J. Wirsberger doubled, scoring Maxwell from second base.
    The Eagles will take the field for game two of the three-game set, today at 1 p.m.

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