Catawba Ridge pitcher Caden Glauber went five innings for the win Wednesday night at Lancaster.

While it has been the pitching for the Catawba Ridge baseball team that has been leading the way, the Copperheads hitting did the majority of damage Wednesday night.

Catawba Ridge beat Lancaster 15-4 and pounded out 15 hits in the process to stay undefeated in Region 3-4A at 8-0. The Copperheads are now 11-3 overall on the season with the win.

“When we came into the year, we knew we had some pitchers that had been battled tested,” Catawba Ridge head coach Stas Swerdzewski. “For the most part offensively, we have talented guys, but they aren’t battle tested yet. We are learning as we go this year. We are seeing guys getting comfortable up there facing varsity pitching. We always knew we had potential at the plate. I am pleased with how our guys swung the bat. We are still learning and growing on the offensive side.”

The Copperheads were led by Jackson Mullen, who went 5-5 against the Bruins as they scored in all put one inning. Along with the five-hit performance, Britton Nash went 2-3 with two RBIs, while Jake McCoy, Owen Noonan and Ben Wilson all got two hits a well.

Catawba Ridge started hot scoring four runs in the top of the first off three hits. Nash drove in both Wilson and Noonan to give the Copperheads the early lead.

After a scoreless second inning, Catawba Ridge added three runs in the top of the third inning to go up 7-0.

In the fourth inning, Mullen would lead things off with a triple and then score on a passed ball. The fifth inning saw two more runs from the Copperheads as McCoy would start things off with a single and Mullen would single as well, before Wilson would drive them both in on a single also.

Catawba Ridge added a run in the sixth inning as McCoy would drive in Nash on a sacrifice fly. Nash reached base on a double earlier in the inning and then stole third.

In the seventh, the Copperheads scored four runs on three hits, including a McCoy solo home run.

On the mound for the Copperheads, Caden Glauber went five innings for the win allowing just two hits and one run, while walking one and striking out 10.

Both Peyton Dhein and Jacob Iverson each pitched an inning for Catawba Ridge to finish out the game.

Catawba Ridge will finish out the season series at home Friday, March 31.

March 29 Roundup

Nation Ford

The Nation Ford baseball team fell to Rock Hill 6-1 on the road Wednesday and are now 4-4 in Region 3-5A and 8-6 overall.

The Nation Ford softball team lost to Blythewood 4-3 and managed just one hit in the game, while making five errors. The Lady Falcons are now 3-5 overall and 2-2 in region play.

The Nation Ford girls’ lacrosse team fell to 6-7 overall on the season after dropping a match to Cuthbertson 17-8 at home.

Catawba Ridge

The Catawba Ridge girls’ lacrosse team fell to Greenville 11-9 on the road and dropped their overall record to 6-5 on the season.

The Catawba Ridge softball team split a doubleheader at Byrnes. The Copperheads won 6-5 and lost 8-4. They are now 14-3 on the season.

Fort Mill

The Fort Mill baseball team beat Spring Valley in game two of their series to win the series despite having one more game against them. Fort Mill scored five runs in the fifth inning to go on and get a 7-1 win improving to 9-5 overall on the season and 5-3 in Region 3-5A play. Nathan Carmello and Michael Rogers each had two hits in the game for the Jackets.

The Fort Mill girls’ lacrosse team fell to JL Mann on the road 9-5 to drop to 9-5 overall on the season.

Mac Banks:, @fortprep

Jackson Mullen led the Copperheads with five hits in Wednesday game against Lancaster.