Mattox keeps on keepin’ on

FLORENCE – The college baseball season may be in the books for Francis Marion University, but honors seem to keep coming for third baseman Todd Mattox. The former Blythewood infielder has racked up three all-region honors since the Patriots finished the season 18-17 overall. Mattox, a rising senior, batted .405 with five home runs, four […]

Bengals end season with 5-4 loss to J.L. Mann

BLYTHEWOOD – After a rough start against J.L. Mann last Wednesday in a 5A playoff elimination game, the Blythewood baseball eventually evened the score and got the go-ahead run to cross the plate in the bottom of the sixth. Alas, moving on to the District 2 upper state tournament’s championship game at Dorman last Friday […]

Bengal baseball survives with win over Nation Ford

BLYLTHEWOOD – A 4-1 loss to J.L. Mann in the first game of the upper state District 1 tournament Friday put the Blythewood baseball team’s backs to the wall. On Monday, with a 5-3 losers bracket victory over Nation Ford, the Bengals stayed alive. Bengals ace Kevin Steelman pitched a complete game in spite of […]

Mattox earns first-team All-PBC

 FLORENCE – Francis Marion University senior third baseman Todd Mattox was recently named to the 17-member first-team Peach Belt Conference’s 2021 All-Conference Team.  Mattox, a native of Winnsboro and graduate of Blythewood High School, batted .405 this past season to become only the 10th Patriot to reach the .400 mark.  He shared the team lead […]

Bengal baseball splits with Flora, readies for postseason on Friday

BLYTHEWOOD – Region 4-5A baseball championship in hand, Blythewood closed out the regular season with a doubleheader against perennial 4A power A.C. Flora Monday night at the Blythewood baseball field. The Falcons four-hit the Bengals in a 2-1 victory in the first game, but the Bengals found their offense in a 8-3 win in the […]

Bengals claim Region 4-5A title

BLYTHEWOOD – With the Region 4-5A championship fresh in hand after an 8-0 win over Northwestern Friday, the Bengals looked to notch their 20th victory of the season Tuesday night. Thunderstorms in the area pushed Blythewood’s home game against Rock Hill to Wednesday. The Blythewood softball team’s game against Spring Valley was moved to Wednesday […]

Bengals shut out Ridge View; 3-run seventh lifts Bengals over Chapin

BLYTHEWOOD – As their Region 4-5A schedule comes to an end, the Blythewood baseball team handles its work on the mound with a quiet, cool precision. Clearly visible is the confidence the Bengals have in one another, as visible as opponents striking out at the plate, as visible as the numbers on the scoreboard. Blythewood […]

Bengals thump Ridge View, Spring Valley

BLYTHEWOOD – Coming off a 2-1 nail-biter victory over Spring Valley last Friday, Blythewood went up early on Ridge View Tuesday night, scoring six runs in the first en route to an 11-1, 5-inning victory over the Blazers. Kevin Steelman got the win for the Bengals (15-2, 7-0), scattering three hits over 4 2/3 innings […]

Blythewood claims SCDI trophy, beats Spring Valley

BLYTHEWOOD – Kevin Steelman had a bad outing in a loss to T.L. Hanna last week in the South Carolina Diamond Invitational. While the Blythewood baseball team rode over that speedbump to claim the Invitational trophy Saturday in a 4-2 win over Dorman, Steelman settled in Tuesday night at Spring Valley and pitched a complete-game […]

BHS gets wins over Northwestern, Rock Hill

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood pitching showed its stuff in victories over Northwestern Friday and Rock Hill Monday. On Friday, Kevin Steelman 2-hit the Trojans and struck out five over 5 2/3 innings of work to get the win in the Bengals’ 4-1 victory. Then on Monday, Davis Wright struck out 14 of the 15 batters he […]