Augusta 5, USC Aiken 1
The USC Aiken baseball team lost a non-conference game against conference rival Augusta on Wednesday at SRP Park in North Augusta.
All of the scoring happened in the sixth inning, with the Jaguars plating five in the top half to take the lead for good.
Kaden Usry was the Pacers' (20-11) leading hitter, going 2-for-2. Justin Byrd drove in the team's lone run when his sacrifice fly in the bottom of the sixth plated James Eckert.
Derek Espinoza (1-2) got the start on the mound and took the loss after allowing two runs (one earned) on one hit in five full innings. Espinoza struck out eight Jaguars. Austin Sandifer allowed three runs (one earned) in one-third of an inning, and AJ Deibel and Byrd combined to pitch a scoreless final 3⅔ innings.
The Pacers resume Peach Belt Conference play this weekend at Claflin, starting with a doubleheader Saturday.
Aiken 6, White Knoll 0
Aiken High picked up a non-region sweep Wednesday against White Knoll.
The Hornets improve to 6-1 overall with the win. They faced Midland Valley on Thursday in Region 4-AAAA play, and after Spring Break they will host Lexington on April 11.
Evans 2 (5), South Aiken 2 (4)
South Aiken suffered a non-region loss in penalty kicks Tuesday against Evans.
The T-Breds (7-3 overall) jumped out to a 2-0 lead just 10 minutes into the game, with Avery Crane scoring off an Edie Stapleton assist and then returning the favor to set up an Ella McCraw goal. Evans scored twice to tie it, and then after two scoreless overtime periods the Knights prevailed in penalty kicks.
South Aiken visits Airport on Friday.
Wagener-Salley 12, Calhoun County 2
Wagener-Salley stayed perfect in Region 4-A play with a win Wednesday over Calhoun County.
Kylee Hooker picked up the win in the circle for the War Eagles (8-4, 7-0), who visit Ridge Spring-Monetta on April 11.