Catawba Ridge’s Owen Noonan slides head first into home during the Copperheads game Tuesday night against the Lancaster Bruins.

The Catawba Ridge baseball team used a seven-run sixth inning to come away with a 10-0 win over the Lancaster Bruins Tuesday night.

The win put the Copperheads at 12-1 on the season and 7-1 in Region 3-4A as Peyton Dhein pitched a three hitter in six innings of work while striking out five and walking one.

Catawba Ridge scored one run in the first and second inning and then another run in the fifth before exploding for seven runs in the sixth inning. Lancaster walked five batters in the sixth to go along with three singles for the Copperheads.

Owen Noonan led the Copperheads at the plate as he went 3-4 with two RBIs and three runs scored from the leadoff position. Brennan Helms also went 1-3 with two RBIs in the win.

Game two of the series was scheduled for Wednesday, but moved the game up to Tuesday because of the threat of weather on Wednesday. The win on Tuesday gives Catawba Ridge a series clinching win in all three of their region series this year. They still have a three-game series against Indian Land and Northwestern once they get back from spring break April 8.

Game three is scheduled for Friday night back in the Red Rose city of Lancaster.

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The Catawba Ridge softball team won 17-0 over South Pointe as Chloe Burger pitched a three-inning no-hitter as the Copperheads improved to 5-0 in Region 3-4A and 14-1 on the season. Audrey Wilson, Kendra Murray and Mia Kovacs all hit home runs in the game for Catawba Ridge.

The Catawba Ridge boys soccer team won 8-0 over South Pointe to improve to 6-0 in Region 3-4A and 12-2 on the season.

The Nation Ford baseball team lost game two of their series with Rock Hill 7-6 to drop to 5-8 on the season and 2-6 in Region 3-5A. Bradyn Deaton went 3-3 with an RBI to lead the Falcons at the plate. Hunter Mac and Jackson Childs went 2-3 also for Nation Ford.

The Nation Ford girls’ soccer team came away with a 3-2 win over Fort Mill at home. The win improved the Falcons to 7-5 overall and 3-3 in Region 3-5A. The loss drops Fort Mill to 2-3 in the region and 4-8-2 overall.

Mac Banks:, @fortprep