Published on 5/7/2012
Andrews High School's softball team beat Loris last week to advance to the Lower State tournament for the first time.
The Lions advanced out of the District VII loser's bracket and arrived in Andrews needing to beat the Yellow Jackets twice. They capitalized on four Andrews' errors and won game one 10-8.
Andrews jumped out to a 5-0 lead, but Loris cut it to 5-4 in the top of the fourth. After the Yellow Jackets extended the lead to 8-4 in the bottom of the inning, Loris tied the game in the top of the sixth, and took the lead in the seventh stringing together two walks and two hits.
Madison Cooper took the loss.
Andrews banged out 14 hits in game two and came away with a 18-5 victory.
The Yellow Jackets scored one run in the first and second innings, six in the third, and 10 in the fifth.
Allie Rogers and Cooper held Loris to only three hits and Rogers picked up the win.
Andrews will play at Dillon on Saturday. The winner will host the winner of Saturday's Aynor/Hanahan game on Monday night.
The Yellow Jackets baseball team lost 7-1 to Bishop England in the District VII final last week.
It was the second time the Class AA defending state champions beat Andrews in the 2012 playoffs.
Andrews pitcher Patrick Ward threw three perfect innings before the Bishops scored two runs in the fourth, and added two runs in the fifth and three runs in the sixth.
Ward gave up seven runs (five earned), seven hits and two walks and struck out five.
Rivers Cribb had two hits for Andrews. Joseph Altman, Mason Brett, Tyler Ward each had one hit.
Altman scored the only run for the Yellow Jackets.