Stories: River Dog win the Carolina League title |  Sports

Stories: River Dog win the Carolina League title | Sports

The Charleston RiverDogs won the league title for the second year in a row on September 20, completing a sweep of the Lynchburg Hillcats in the Carolina League Championship Series.

They outperformed the Hillcats, 6-2, at Lynchburg (Virginia), taking both races in the three-game series. Charleston won the opening game at Riley Park on September 18.

Carson Williams and Brooke Jones cast JJ Goss on a career of 6.2 innings for the RiverDogs team. Williams’ singles blast at the top of fourth broke the goalless tie, and Jones’ two-round shot lifted the lead to 5-0 in the sixth inning.

Gus grabbed the Hillcats without injury for five innings. Lynchburg recorded both of her runs in the bottom of the seventh.

For the first 41 years of franchise history, Charleston went without winning a title. Since becoming an affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays prior to the 2021 season, the team has the best record in Major League Baseball.

Stingray rolls in Turnbull, Anderson

South Carolina stingrays have agreed terms with striker Carter Turnbull and defender Matt Anderson for the 2022-23 season.

Turnbull, 24, is set to start his junior campaign after signing an amateur trial contract with stingrays at the end of last season. In the last 11 games of the 2021-22 season, Center scored two goals and added three assists for five points, including the overtime winning goal against Greenville Swamp Rabbits on March 30 to score their first professional point.

The Nanaimo native of British Columbia joins stingrays after a four-year career at the University of Connecticut where the central man scored 59 points from 34 goals and 25 assists in 122 games.

Anderson, 23, initially signed with the Stingrays on April 5 and completed the 2021-22 campaign with one goal and one assist for two points in five games. Anderson’s first goal on April 9 kicked off his stingray in a 6-3 win over rival Florida Everblades.

The 6-foot, 195-pound blueliner entered the junior season after a five-year career at the University of Minnesota Duluth where he scored three goals and added 25 assists for 28 points in 181 collegiate games.

The Stingrays open the main part of the ECHL campaign in 2022-23 October at the North Charleston Coliseum against Norfolk Admirals at 6:05 p.m.

Gilpatrick chooses the Big South Award for Man of the Week Runner of the Week

After winning the adidas XC Challenge on September 16, Charleston Southern Co-Runner’s Micah Gilpatric was named of the week on September 21.

Gilpatrick finished first out of 124 runners in the 6K race, crossing the line in 17:24.8. He was between two NC State runners halfway through but knocked out the second inning to separate himself along the field and finish four seconds ahead of second.

The junior was named an all-conference runner in the 2020-21 and 2021 seasons.

Gilpatrick and Box then head to Coastal Carolina for the Sept. 30 Chanticleer Challenge.

Castle wrestling release schedule

Five local events, including The Citadel Open, highlight the 2022-23 wrestling schedule.

Fans will have their first chance to see the Bulldogs at 3 p.m. in the intrasquad brawl on October 22. The event is scheduled to start at 3 pm

The Citadel opens the regular season on November 1 welcoming Queen’s University to the McAlister Field House.

After a trip to Blacksburg, Virginia for an Open hockey event on November 5, the Bulldogs hosted The Citadel Open on November 13.

The Bulldogs spend December on the road as they take part in double tournaments and a double match. The month’s Citadel opens at the Las Vegas Invitational (December 2-3), before heading to New York to face Long Island on December 19. The month ends with the Soldier Salute Tournament in Coralville, Iowa from December 29-30.

Citadel comes into 2023 with a pair of home games, facing Truett McConnell first on January 6, before opening Southern Conference action against App State on January 15.

The remaining games of the Bulldogs home conference include Chattanooga (January 29) and Campbell (February 5).

The Bulldogs have five Conference matches on the road, starting with Gardner-Webb (January 20) and Presbyterian (January 22). Castle also travels to Davidson (February 3), Bellarmine (February 11) and VMI (February 18).

The Southern Conference Championships are held in Boone, North Carolina, on March 4.

Wright, Owens paced the cavalry in golf victory

Braille Wright and Faith Owens earned 41 and 43 to lead the Stratford High School girls’ golf team to an 11-shot win over Visiting Cane Bay High School in Crowfield September 20.

Megan Leland and Madison Majewski added 46 and 51 for the riders, who finished a total of 181.

Alicia Papin led the Cane Bay team with a score of 44, followed by teammates Zebra Zaidi, Kira Rosendahl and Anna Gressette. Zaidi shot 45 and Rosendal 49.

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