OZARK, ALA. - Myles Snype went 2 for 3 as North Charleston defeated Florida, 5-4, at the Dixie Majors World Series at Eagle Stadium on Sunday.
Tyler Pickard went 52/3 innings on the mound for North Charleston, allowing no earned runs, four hits and five walks while striking out three. Patrick Cleary picked up the win in relief.
North Charleston jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first. North Charleston's threat began with a single by Nate Blanchard, who stole second and scored on a single by Cody Smith.
North Charleston got one-run boosts in each of the fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh. In the fourth, North Charleston scored on an RBI single by Snype, plating Cody Maw.
In the fifth, Will Hartsell singled in Eddie Hiott.
North Charleston, which defeated Virginia, 5-0, on Saturday, plays Monday night at 7:30 p.m.
In Chipley, Fla., the South Carolina team dropped a 5-3 decision to Mississippi in the Dixie Pre Majors World Series (ages 15-17) on Sunday. The South Carolina team was coming off a win over North Carolina in its game Saturday.
Winthrop University trustees are still considering adding a football program, despite last month's firing of the university president who was leading the inquiry.
Board Chairwoman Kathy Bigham told The Herald of Rock Hill the board could discuss the possibility after classes start next month. Officials are awaiting an economic impact study conducted by four Winthrop students who are seeking a master's degree in business administration.
Professor Steven Frankforter says they will likely complete their findings in early August.
Shelby Rogers faces a major test in a first-round match on Monday in the hard-court U.S. Open Series' $250,000 Citi Open in Washington, D.C., as the 21-year-old Charleston touring pro goes against 21st-ranked third seed Alize Cornet of France.
Rogers enters the 32-player main draw tournament fresh from a runner-up finish on red clay in Bad Gastein, Austria, where she posted victories over two top 20 players. Rogers is currently ranked 107th in the world.
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