Lady Tigers fall in opener; Young’s homers lift Conway

The Conway High baseball and softball teams experienced mixed results in Friday’s make-up first-round playoff games at Summerville.

The No. 3-seeded Tigers scored a 5-1 victory over the top-seeded Green Wave on the baseball diamond, while the No. 3 Lady Tigers stumbled to a 10-0 defeat to the No. 1 Lady Green Wave in just five innings.

The difference between their two fates may have come down to the team’s conflict with Friday night’s prom. After Thursday’s game was rained out, players had to choose between making the trip to Summerville or attending the formal. The entire baseball team opted for the game while nearly half the softball team picked the prom.

The results showed on the field, as the Conway baseball team got a dominating performance at the plate from senior GK Young, who hit a pair of home runs and drove in all five of the Tigers’ runs, and a strong outing on the mound from junior Grant Holmes, who went the distance to earn the win.

The Tigers stay on the road to face South Aiken on Saturday, while the Lady Tigers face an elimination game at Lugoff-Elgin on Saturday.

Photo by Chuck Silvey

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