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NMB runs the table in Grand Strand Softball Classic play

The North Myrtle Beach softball team completed its undefeated run through the Grand Strand Softball Classic on Friday, earning the title for the five-day pool-play tournament with a convincing 13-0 shutout over Princeville. The game was stopped via mercy rule after the Lady Chiefs (17-1) exploded for three runs in the first inning and tacked on seven more in the second. NMB went on to score in every... 

Socastee wins three games to earn Mingo Bay title shot

The Socastee High baseball team won its third game in about a 24-hour period on Thursday to advance to the championship game of the Mingo Bay Classic. After defeating Austintown Fitch 3-1 on Wednesday night and downing Logan 11-1 early Thursday, the Braves (17-2) showed no signs of fatigue in taking down South Lakes 4-1 in the semifinals. Hunter Renfrow went 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored... 

Conway claims first home playoff game in six years

The last time the Conway High softball team hosted a home playoff game, Neci Hemingway was in the second grade. Now an eighth-grader and the ace pitcher on the Lady Tigers’ staff, she helped her team lock up a first-round home game this postseason in Thursday’s 7-1 victory at Region 6-4A foe Sumter. Hemingway pitched a four-hitter and struck out four from the mound, and went 1-for-4 with... 

Softball: Lady Chiefs walk, steal their way to easy win

The North Myrtle Beach High softball team continued its perfect run through the Grand Strand Softball Classic in unusual fashion on Thursday. The Lady Chiefs (16-1) routed Frewsburg 18-3 but collected only two hits, using a series of walks and errors to end the game via the mercy rule in four innings. NMB pitcher Kieran Lawson improved to 4-0 on the mound by allowing only five hits, which was three... 

Mingo Bay Classic: Braves remain perfect in pool play

The Socastee High baseball team continued its unbeaten run through the Mingo Bay Classic on Thursday with an 11-1 win over Logan that was stopped early via the 10-run mercy rule. The Braves (16-2 overall, 4-0 tournament) exploded for five runs in the second inning and never looked back in winning their pool. Socastee will advance to single-elimination play Friday. On Wednesday, Socastee posted a surprising... 

Softball: Conway wins title; NMB seeks five-day crown

The Conway Lady Tigers capped an undefeated run in the Grand Strand Softball Classic with a 16-3 victory over Sidney (NY) on Wednesday to claim the championship in the three-day tournament at Market Common. Conway senior Kady Edwards went 3-for-3 with three runs scored, including a solo home run in the first inning. Anna Watson (1-1, run scored), Rebecca Parker (1-1), Chelsea Mitchell (2-4, run scored),... 

Athlete of the Week: Hansis has Lady Chiefs in title hunt

There’s a new attitude on the North Myrtle Beach High softball team, and much of it stems from starting pitcher Taylor Hansis. The junior righthander has helped the Lady Chiefs to a 13-1 record and first place in the Region 7-3A standings, a position they haven’t found themselves in for nearly a decade. Not coincidentally, that’s about the same time Hansis and many of her Lady Chief... 

Softball: Lady Tigers turn to small ball for big comeback

The Conway High softball lineup is filled with heavy hitters, but the Lady Tigers turned to some small ball to rally for a 7-6 victory over Penn Yan (NY) in Tuesday’s second round of the Grand Strand Softball Classic. Trailing 6-0 and unable to put together enough offensive firepower to get on the scoreboard, Conway (10-7) successfully laid down eight bunts and took advantage of several Penn... 

Baseball: Thompson hurls one-hitter in Mingo Bay tilt

High school baseball teams come from all over the country come to compete in the Mingo Bay Classic and see some of Myrtle Beach’s top attractions. One Monday, one unfortunate team started their spring break staring down the barrel of Socastee pitcher Dylan Thompson’s right arm. The junior struck out 14 batters and allowed only one hit in the Braves’ 3-0 victory over Greenbrier Christian... 

Softball: Timely hits lift NMB to victory in tourney opener

The North Myrtle Beach High softball team put together three consecutive hits in the fifth inning to break open a tie game and claim a 4-2 victory over Obion (TN) in the Grand Strand Softbll Classic on Monday. Featuring teams from all over the Southeast and East Coast, the GSSC saw several local teams use their spring break to stay sharp on the diamond. The Lady Chiefs (13-1), who lead Region 7-3A,... 
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