http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/sports/rss.xml en Central softball drops 2 http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/central-softball-drops-2 <img src="http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/sites/www.pagelandprogressive.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/4-17_softball_photo_home_run_swing_leah_evans.jpg" alt="Leah Evans takes a swing for a home run at a recent game. The Lady Eagles will play a doubleheader at Forest Hills Thursday, followed by a game against North Central on Monday." title="Leah Evans takes a swing for a home run at a recent game. The Lady Eagles will play a doubleheader at Forest Hills Thursday, followed by a game against North Central on Monday." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <em><strong>By KIM MANGUM</strong><br /> For the Progressive Journal<br /> </em><br /> Central&rsquo;s softball team lost two games last week, 4-1 to Cheraw and 8-3 to Chesterfield.<br /> The regular season concludes with a doubleheader at Forest Hills on Thursday and a single game against North Central on Monday.<br /> Central and Cheraw were tied, 1-1 going into the seventh inning. Cheraw scored three runs in the top of the seventh for the win. Central&rsquo;s only run came in the fourth inning when Kylie Sims hit into a fielder&rsquo;s choice to score a run.<br /> Chesterfield stays atop region, stops Central 4-2 http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/chesterfield-stays-atop-region-stops-central-4-2 <p> <em><strong>By JANET HAIGLER</strong><br /> For the Progressive Journal<br /> </em><br /> CHESTERFIELD &ndash; Central loaded the bases three times last Friday but failed to score, losing to Chesterfield 4-2.&nbsp; The game was for first place in the region.<br /> Chesterfield scored early with two runs each in the first and second inning. Ryan Eason, Central&rsquo;s starting pitcher, Eason allowed four runs on six hits in 1.1 innings of work.<br /> Quan Chambers relieved Eason, pitching 4.2 innings of scoreless ball and allowing just one hit.<br /> Central’s JV softball tops Chesterfield http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/central%E2%80%99s-jv-softball-tops-chesterfield <p> <em><strong>By KIM MANGUM</strong><br /> Special to the Progressive Journal<br /> </em><br /> The Central Eagles JV softball team and Chesterfield recently battled back and forth for a 10-8 Eagles&rsquo; win.<br /> The game was tied 7-7 with Central batting in the bottom of the sixth. Carrie Brandon singled on the first pitch of the at-bat, scoring one run.&nbsp; Central added three more runs in the inning.<br /> Central took the early lead, scoring on an error in the first inning.<br /> Eagles head to coast for tournaments http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/eagles-head-coast-tournaments <img src="http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/sites/www.pagelandprogressive.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dsc07154_leah_stegall.jpg" alt="Lady Eagles varsity catcher Leah Stegall crouches behind the plate in a recent game. Stegall and teammates will head to Myrtle Beach for tournament competition over spring break." title="Lady Eagles varsity catcher Leah Stegall crouches behind the plate in a recent game. Stegall and teammates will head to Myrtle Beach for tournament competition over spring break." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Central High School&rsquo;s baseball and softball teams are headed for the beach.<br /> It&rsquo;s a work-play spring break. Both teams are playing in tournaments in Myrtle Beach.<br /> Coaches Mitch Leaird and Katie Carnes said it is a chance to give their teams a break from region play and possibly change things up.<br /> Leaird&rsquo;s baseball team is need of more pitching. For Carnes, it is a chance for her softball team to recharge, preparing for the final four region games of the season.<br /> Central’s softball offense struggles http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/central%E2%80%99s-softball-offense-struggles <img src="http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/sites/www.pagelandprogressive.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dsc07158_leah_stegall_swings.jpg" alt="Leah Stegall takes a swing during a recent Lady Eagles varsity matchup." title="Leah Stegall takes a swing during a recent Lady Eagles varsity matchup." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <em><strong>By KIM MANGUM</strong><br /> For the Progressive Journal<br /> </em><br /> Central&rsquo;s varsity softball team went 1-2 last week.<br /> The win was an 8-3, eight-inning outing against Cheraw.<br /> Hannah Killough was the winning pitcher as well as hitting the game-winning RBI &ndash; connecting on her first pitch for a single in the eighth inning. She allowed seven runs on eight hits, 11 walks and 11 strikeouts. Leah Segall was Central&rsquo;s leading hitter, with four hits in five at-bats.<br /> Central drops region foes http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/central-drops-region-foes <p> <em><strong>By JANET HAIGLER</strong><br /> For the Progressive Journal<br /> </em><br /> Central&rsquo;s baseball took two wins before the spring break, beating Cheraw in extra-innings and then Andrew Jackson.<br /> Catcher Curt Chapman hit home runs in each game for the Eagles.<br /> Central needed eight innings to beat Chraw, 8-7. Quan Chamber pitching four innings in relief, holding Cheraw to two runs on two hits. He struck out four.<br /> Chapman, Kevon Wall and BR Hatcher hit home runs for Central in the third inning.<br /> Central splits games with region foes Andrew Jackson, Chesterfield http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/central-splits-games-region-foes-andrew-jackson-chesterfield <img src="http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/sites/www.pagelandprogressive.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/3-20_pagesports_sports_high_and_tight_quan_chambers_.jpg" alt="Central’s third baseman Quan Chambers avoids a high and tight pitch against Lee Central." title="Central’s third baseman Quan Chambers avoids a high and tight pitch against Lee Central." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Central&rsquo;s baseball team went 3-1 in recent action, sweeping Lee Central in a doubleheader, defeating Andrew Jackson, but losing a one-run decision to Chesterfield.<br /> Against Andrew Jackson, Jamie Parks and Ryan Eason combined for a one hitter. Parks gave up the lone run in the fourth inning.<br /> Against Lee Central, Central unleashed its bats early with a flurry of run-scoring doubles in the first game, a 14-5 decision. In the second game Central continued to hit strongly for a 15-3 decision.&nbsp;<br /> Junior Eagles win tournament http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/junior-eagles-win-tournament-0 <p> The Central&rsquo;s JV baseball team won its home tournament on March 17, defeating Andrew Jackson, 5-0, and Chesterfield, 8-0. Chesterfield was second, followed by Cheraw, Andrew Jackson, and Buford.<br /> In the first game against Andre Jackson, Landon Hicks pitched five scoreless innings for Central, allowing 3 hits, walked 2, and struck out one. Hicks has not allowed any runs in the 17 innings he has pitched this season.<br /> In the second game, Central shutout Chesterfield, 8-0. Buddy Faile was the winning pitcher, allowing no runs, two hits, and struck out four.<br />