Six Bengal seniors to continue careers in college

BLYTHEWOOD – Last Wednesday, Blythewood High School recognized six members of the Class of 2023 who committed to continuing their athletic careers on the collegiate level.  Xavier Cuevas, son of Henry and Elizabeth Cuevas, announced his decision to continue his baseball career at Delaware State University in Dover, Delaware.  Cuevas, a utility player for head […]

BHS announces baseball interim head coach

BLYTHEWOOD – Last week, Blythewood High School announced that former assistant baseball coach Dolan Crolley had been named the team’s interim head coach for the 2022-2023 season. The announcement followed head coach Banks Faulkner’s resignation on August 4. Faulkner, who served as head coach of the Bengals for six years, accepted a position at Newberry […]

BHS’s Faulkner heads to Newberry as pitching coach

NEWBERRY – Banks Faulkner revitalized an already noted baseball program at Blythewood. After six years, the Bengals head coach is moving to the college level. Faulkner, who led the Bengals to 112 wins and a 5A state championship appearance in 2019 and has a 182-67 overall record with five region championships at three schools, was […]

Bengals head to Legion World Series with Camden Post 17

ASHEBORO, NC – Six Bengals from Blythewood High School’s baseball program and the rest of Camden Post 17 just claimed the 2022 Southeast Region Championship in Asheboro, NC on Saturday, Aug. 6, advancing the team to the American Legion World Series. Blythewood assistant coach and Post 17 pitching coach Justin Dorton, players Kevin Steelman, Jacob […]

Blythewood’s title dreams dashed in Fort Mill

FORT MILL – The Blythewood baseball team won 30 games for the first time in its history, but with a 2-1 loss at Fort Mill in a pitchers duel in the upper state championship game May 18th, the Bengals’ storied season came to an end. Both Fort Mill’s Matthieu Curtis and Blythewood’s Davis Wright pitched […]

Bengals stay alive with walk-off win over TL Hanna

Since this story was published, Blythewood lost Wednesday’s elimination game to Fort Mill 2-1. The Bengals season ends at 30-3; Fort Mill advances to the State Championship series. See The Voice’s May 26 edition for a complete story on Wednesday’s game. BLYTHEWOOD – Justin Flemming didn’t have a remarkable night at the plate for most […]

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 […]