Fresh off season’s first victory, Westwood blanked at RNE

BLYTHEWOOD – The Westwood baseball team finally scored its first victory of the season Thursday, an 11-5 romp over Irmo at the Westwood baseball field. The Redhawks were looking to follow up with another victory on the road at Richland Northeast Monday night, but the Cavaliers bats wouldn’t stand for it. RNE burst out to […]

Westwood falls at Irmo, Dreher

IRMO – Down 7-4 at Irmo Monday night, Westwood picked up two runs in the top of the sixth to get to within one run of tying the Yellow Jackets. Unfortunately for the Redhawks, Irmo starting pitcher Nick Keisler and his reliever Jesse English worked a clean seventh inning and the Yellow Jackets escaped with […]

Westwood gets playing time in SCDI, later falls to Dreher

BLYTHEWOOD – The Westwood baseball team got in a lot of work at the South Carolina Diamond Invitational last week, but unfortunately narrowly missed getting a win. When the Redhawks took the field for the second half of Region 4-4A competition Monday night, they fell 10-1 to Dreher at the Westwood baseball field. The Redhawks […]

AC Flora shuts out Westwood in Region 4-4A opener

BLYTHEWOOD – A.C. Flora didn’t bring out the big bats at Westwood Monday night. Instead, the Falcons quietly built a 10-run lead on the Redhawks that drew the game to a close after six innings. Westwood starting pitcher John Janco threw three innings of one-hit ball, but over the next three frames Flora scored two, […]

Happy to be here: Blythewood hosts Westwood for first time since March 2019

BLYTHEWOOD – Succinctly, the Blythewood baseball team eventually got around a strong pitching performance from Westwood’s John Janco, while three Bengals pitchers 2-hit the Redhawks in a 9-0 season-opening victory. What went unsaid—as the nation hopes to move out of the shadow of the Covid-19 global pandemic—was the joy of playing a game that mattered […]

WHS names new head baseball coach

BLYTHEWOOD – Westwood High has selected Michael McDermott as its new head baseball coach and head strength coach. McDermott served this abbreviated season as the interim head coach, taking over for Vince Connor. McDermott has been part of the staff for 4 years in an assistant role. “Mike does a great job working with our […]

Westwood Baseball: Finding the Life Lessons

The Westwood baseball team had a lot to prove this season. Like any other program looking down the road at a long building period, the Redhawks were intent on practicing hard, playing hard, and no matter what the score was on the scoreboard, enjoying the time on the field. Five games into the season, the […]

Redhawks fall to Airport

BLYTHEWOOD – Westwood baseball would have taken on Richland Northeast Tuesday night were it not for the ongoing precautions taken to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus. On Sunday, Gov. Henry McMaster ordered all South Carolina public schools closed through March 31. Then on Monday, South Carolina High School League officials decided to suspend all […]

Westwood wraps up Red Bank Invitational

LEXINGTON – Westwood baseball wrapped up preseason in last week’s Red Bank Invitational at White Knoll High School. The Redhawks fell to Newberry in Friday’s game. Tied at eight in the bottom of the fifth, a Newberry single scored what would be the winning run. The Redhawks put up seven hits in the 8-9 loss […]

BHS, WHS athletes turn toward college careers

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood and Westwood High Schools had their share of college signees and one preferred walk-on last Wednesday, mostly in football but also in swimming, baseball, and lacrosse. Blythewood’s Brandon Edwards will walk on to the USC football team, while teammates Chase Atkinson signed with Syracuse, Josh Strickland with Limestone and Bryan Cosby with […]