BRIEFLY

Monday’s area sports briefs

From staff reportsMarch 4, 2013 

Tanner Chock was faultless for the Lions on Monday.

The junior righty, verbally committed to play at Charleston Southern, struck out 14 and tossed a perfect game as the Loris baseball team defeated Green Sea Floyds 10-0 in six innings.

“He was on fire,” Lions coach Keith Daniels said. “He faced 20 batters. Out of the 20, he had 13 first-pitch strikes. He had no wild pitches. He was just on point the whole game. I think he ended up throwing 72 pitches in six innings.

“I don’t know what else to say … he was just good all-around. Hopefully we can build on this win and carry it over to region play next week.”

The Loris offense was potent as well. Austin Horde and Abraham Watts each went 2-for-3 with two RBIs, Whitt Rivenbark was 2-for-3 with one RBI, and Tanner Cox was 1-for-3 with one RBI.

“As a team we’re starting to do the fundamental things I ask them to do,” Daniels said. “… The offense looked pretty decent tonight. We’re looking to make some improvements against North Myrtle Beach [Tuesday] night.”

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• W–Tanner Chock (1-0). L–D. Berry (0-1). Top hitters – Loris: Whitt Rivenbark 2-3, RBI; Austin Horde 2-3, 2 RBI; Abraham Watts 2-3, 2 RBI; Tanner Cox 1-3, RBI.

• Records – Green Sea Floyds 0-1, Loris 1-0.

High school baseball

•  (At) Conway Christian 11, Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach 0 | Webb Kosin tripled and drove in two runs to lead the Eagles.

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• W–Jay Bargol (1-0). L–I. McConnely (0-1). Top hitters – Conway Christian: Webb Kosin 2-3, 3B, 2 RBIs; Ethan English 1-1, BB; Brett Hucks 2-2, BB; Bargol 1-3.

Records – Conway Christian 1-0, Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach 0-1.

Pro golf

•  Myrtle Beach’s Yoshio Yamamoto earned his second win on the Golfslinger.com Tour on Monday at the TPC at Eagle Trace.

Yamamoto shot a final-round 2-under 70 in the single-day event by three strokes. He earned $1,000.

CCU women’s indoor track and field

• Coastal Carolina’s Erica Peake was chosen among the 16 participants to compete for a national title in the 200 meters at the 2013 Women’s Indoor Track and Field Championship this weekend in Fayetteville, Ark.

Peake, who set the Big South record with a time of 23.47 at the Virginia Tech Last Chance meet over the weekend, will be the lone representative from the Big South. She will compete Friday in the preliminaries in hopes of being among the eight to advance to Saturday’s finals.

CCU women’s basketball

• Coastal Carolina standout AJ Jordan was named to the Big South’s All-Academic Team as the conference handed out its season-ending awards.

Winthrop’sDequesha McClanahan was named player of the year, High Point’s Cheyenne Parker garnered defensive player of the year honors, Winthrop’s Schaquilla Nunn was freshman of the year, and Presbyterian’s Ronny Fisher was tabbed coach of the year.

Big South basketball

• The Big South Conference and ESPN have reached a new seven-year television deal, which will expand the number of Big South events on ESPN platforms.

The deal runs through 2019 and extends the longstanding relationship that began in 1991.

Under the deal, which includes the last year of the current agreement, an average total of 62 Big South events will air annually on ESPN platforms. The Big South men’s basketball championship game will continue to air on either ESPN or ESPN2, while ESPNU will televise six events per season. The Conference will gain increased exposure on ESPN3, as the multi-screen sports network will carry a minimum 50 exclusive Big South contests starting next season. Coverage on ESPN3 will increase annually as part of the arrangement, and both parties have the option to produce additional events.

CCU softball

• Coastal Carolina’s Kiana Quolas was named Big South Pitcher of the Week.

Quolas went 3-0 at the Coastal Carolina Invitational, tosses 202/3 scoreless innings.

High school softball

•  Waccamaw 9, Georgetown 6 |

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• W–Hallie Butler (3-1). L–Taylor Mercer (1-3). Top hitters – Waccamaw: Emily Heimberger 3-5, 3B, 3 runs, RBI; Riley Morris 3-5, 2B, 3 RBI; McKenzie Lugin 2-3, RBI; Sam Tansey 1-4, 3B, 2 RBI. Georgetown: Kelsey Fulton 3-4, 2 runs; Jackie Gray 3-4, 2B, 3 RBI; Megan Strickland 2-4, 3B, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 runs.

• Records – Waccamaw 4-2, Georgetown 3-3

High school boys tennis

• (At) St. James 5, North Myrtle Beach 2 | The Saints took down the Chiefs in the season opener for both.

Singles – Kevin Mooney (NMB) d. Critt Gore 6-1, 6-2; Kyle Burkhart (SJ) d. Josh Andrews 6-2, 6-0; Joseph Martinez (SJ) d. Stokes McIntyre 6-3, 6-2; Thomas Leonard (SJ) d. Will Panos 3-6, 6-2, 10-8; Hayden Zemke (SJ) d. Wade Allen 6-2, 6-4.

Doubles – Mooney/Andrews (NMB) d. Burkhart, Leonard 2-6, 6-3, 11-9; Andrew Fickland/Connor Young (SJ) d. Alex Weaver/Cody Lee 6-2, 6-1.

Records – St. James 1-0, North Myrtle Beach 0-1.

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