Bengals ‘poised & under control’ in post-season

BLYTHEWOOD – The Blythewood baseball team’s focus continues. The Bengals wrapped up the 5A District 4 tournament in a snap Monday night with an 8-1 victory over Nation Ford. Next comes the upper state tournament. Blythewood, at 28-1, No.1 in the state in the SCBCA rankings, and ranked ninth in the nation in the latest […]

Blythewood blasts Nation Ford in opening game of 5A state tournament

BLYTHEWOOD – The Blythewood baseball team got right down to business in the opening game of the District 4 upper state tournament Tuesday night. The Bengals (26-1) opened the 6-run second inning with six straight singles, and Kevin Steelman added a 2-run home run in the fourth inning to take out No.4 seed Nation Ford […]

Bengal baseball, softball keep focused for postseason

BLYTHEWOOD – For the second straight year, both the Blythewood baseball and softball programs captured Region 4-5A championships. This time around, the Bengals look to avoid disappointment both teams found last year in the first round. The baseball team, aiming to get back into the 5A state championship series, lost twice to J.L. Mann in […]

Todd Mattox’s streak ends, but he keeps going

FLORENCE – There came a game recently that Francis Marion senior third baseman Todd Mattox went to the plate and did not reach base, either from a hit, walk, or being hit by a pitch.  In the Patriots’ 8-5, 12-inning victory over Lander April 12, Mattox went 0-for-4. It was the first time Mattox did […]

Bengals win SCDI tournament again, using as springboard to postseason

BLYTHEWOOD – The Blythewood baseball team isn’t in danger of overlooking teams on what’s left of its regular season schedule. What the Bengals are reveling in isn’t overconfidence, but rather a sureness of taking care of business whenever they take the field. Blythewood (21-1) showed its mettle last week, winning its second straight South Carolina […]

Blythewood tops Dutch Fork in SC Diamond Invitational

BLYTHEWOOD – Dutch Fork starting pitcher Hunter Phipps confounded the Blythewood lineup for four innings Tuesday night, but the Bengals’ patience paid off. Phipps gave up just two hits and struck out 11 in his time on the mound, but one of those hits was Zac Cowan’s three-run double in the bottom of the fifth […]

Bengals rally past, then rout Vikings

BLYTHEWOOD – The Blythewood baseball team got a little lost in a grim attitude Monday night against Region 5-4A rival Spring Valley. The Vikings scored a run in the first and two runs in the third to take a 3-0 lead. Some Blythewood teammates appeared glum at that early point in the ballgame, and head […]

BHS shuts out Northwestern, Rock Hill

ROCK HILL – The Blythewood baseball team recorded two shutouts on the road Friday and Monday. On Friday at Northwestern, Bengals pitcher Ben Blackwell gave up three hits in five innings and struck out nine, and Alex Simmons and John Rollings combined for an 8-0 shutout of the Trojans. Landon Penfield doubled and batted in […]

Bengal baseball loses to Summerville, beats Northwestern and Nation Ford

BLYTHEWOOD – In a flurry of four games over six days, the Blythewood baseball team went 3-1. The Bengals fell 4-1 at Summerville Thursday, played host to Nation Ford Saturday and beat the Falcons 11-10, traveled to Northwestern Monday and beat the Trojans 5-1, then played host to Northwestern Tuesday night for a 3-1 win. […]

Bengals clinch win over Summerville

BLYTHEWOOD – It took time for the Blythewood baseball team to get to Summerville starting pitcher Thayer Tavormina in the misty drizzle of Friday night. But when the Bengals broke through for two runs on the right-hander to tie the game at 3 in the fifth inning, they made sure to keep the momentum going. […]