Eastside brought home its first baseball state title Wednesday night with an 8-7 win at Midland Valley to claim the 4A crown.
The Eagles (25-6) took an 8-4 lead into the bottom of the seventh, saw the Mustangs score three times and Midland Valley had runners on first and third with two out. However, the game ended on a chopper to second.
Landrum’s Zander Steele snapped a 2-2 tie in the fourth inning with an RBI single to right, the Cardinals added an insurance run in the sixth en route to a 4-2 triumph.
It’s the Cardinals first state title since 2007 and their first above the 1A level.
In softball Wednesday night, Byrnes had its 5A state title series extended to a third game Friday with a 5-1 loss at Lexington. The site and time will be announced Thursday.
Hartsville held-off Palmetto, 3-2, to claim the 4A state championship with a sweep of the best-of-three series. The game ended with a missed Palmetto bunt with one out and a runner from third tagged out at home and another runner out at second.
Battery Creek defeated Union County, 2-1, for the 3A state crown.
Latta defeated Ninety Six, 7-0, to extend the 2A state title series to a decisive third game Friday.
Dixie’s 8-2 win at Lake View forced a third game in the 1A series for Friday as well.