SUN CITY SOFTBALL TEAM HAS PERFECT WEEKEND
Dennis Jackson was a perfect 9 for 9 at the plate, and Don Feldkamp hit a pair of three-run homers to help the Sun City travel softball team go undefeated while winning the championship of the inaugural Del Webb Classic at Carolina Lakes in Fort Mill on Saturday.
Sun City defeated Del Webb Cane Bay (21-2), Charlotte (13-10) and Carolina Lakes (17-7) to win the tournament title.
Red Kopytko and Bill Wealleans each went 6 for 8, and Bob Lee was 4 for 4 to help Sun City's offense.
Sun City played a doubleheader against Carolina Lakes on Sunday, sweeping their hosts 16-11 and 18-14. Feldkamp was 6 for 6 with a home to lead Sun City. Ken Abshier and Dean Waters also had six hits apiece, and Tom DaParma and Bob Lee had five hits each. Doug Baker added a home run for Sun City, which will be hosting the Sun City Invitational on April 28-29. Teams from Hilton Head Island, Charleston and central Florida are expected to participate.
TIDES WIN HEYDAY TOURNAMENT
The Tides 9-and-under baseball team won the Heyday Global NIT this weekend in Lexington. The Tides, mostly made up of players from Hilton Head Island and Bluffton, are ranked No. 1 in the state at their level by the USSSA.
The Tides held the Palmetto Force to one run in the championship game.
The Tides' offense was led by Harrison Green, who hit .846 in the tournament, and Cooper George (.800). Other top hitters were John Ian Suttay (.727), Will McCracken (.615) and Kyle Sullivan (.600).
Other key players this weekend were Niko Laing, Whit Molloy, Brody Morgan, Zack Morillo and Cameron Strickland.
The Tides are trying to get to the USSSA World Series this year, but are in need of sponsors. To help, call coach Dobbie Green at 843-683-1155.