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Chesterfield High School

Chesterfield expects to compete in tough region

 

By David Shelton

Senior Writer

Chesterfield – In a season where the top two teams earn automatic berths to the Class AA state playoffs, the Chesterfield High baseball team will try to survive a very difficult region 4-AA schedule.

In normal years, the top four teams from each region qualify for the postseason but the SC High School League trimmed the number of teams back to two due to Covid-19 concerns. That leaves Chesterfield in a fight for their lives this spring. Chesterfield is competing with strong teams like Legion Collegiate, Cheraw, Andrew Jackson and Buford for those two spots.

Coach Steven Sellers feels he has a team capable of being in the top two by the end of the season. The Rams won nine of their first 11 games overall and enter spring break with a 4-2 record in region play.

“We have a chance to be a pretty good club this year,” Sellers says. “We are definitely in a tough region. Every game will be a dog fight. We just have to find a way to keep it close and win at the end.”

Sellers says pitching and defense are the strengths of this year’s team. Several of the defensive starters also work on the mound.

Josh Adams would be the ace of the pitching staff. Zane Davis, Nick Boswell, Colton Starling and Jase Stafford also see extensive time on the mound.

Stafford starts at third base when not pitching while Starling is the shortstop. Boswell is the starter in right field while Davis is the starting second man.

Adam Bytheway is starting behind the dish and Michael Crawford is working at first and hits in the middle of the lineup. Kevin Diggs starts in left while Walker Sowell is the starter in center. Boyce Brock is the designated hitter.

Working to see increase playing time off the bench are Landon Vick, Tanner Williams, Dillon Burr, Wyatt McAllister and Jody Sellers.

Chsterfield’s track and field program also is competing well this spring. On the girls side, Lorianna Dixon has been strong in the sprints and hurdles. Zada Egner competes well in the 400 and 800 meter runs, while Amire Lowe and Kessler Cutchin compete in the distance events.

Jaeda Johnson works the 100 hurdles and long jump while Tempest Boan works the 400 meter Working in the throws are Ashanti Burns and Ashley Robinson.

For the boys, leading sprinters are TJ McBride and Jymeer Wilkins. Ethan Hough and Tyrif Chapman are in the 400 while Madison Chan is the top 800 meter runner.

Anchoring the distance events are Kinnick Lowe and Ty Price. The leading hurdler is Tyler McCoy while Demerrial Rivers works the high jump. Top throwers include Tyrell Melton, Andrew Threatt and Jaleel McCormick.

 

 

 


 

 

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