EISELE, MURRAY WIN GOLD AT SHORT COURSE NATIONALS
Barbara Eisele, of the Bluffton Masters Fins, and D.J. Murray, of Hilton Head Aquatics, competed in the U.S. Masters Short Course Spring Nationals at Greensboro, N.C. on April 26-29.
Swimming in the 80-84 age group, Eisele won gold in the 100 individual medley and the 100 breaststroke. She also took silver medals in the 400 and 200 IM, and the 50 and 100 butterfly.
Murray, also in the 80-84 age group, took gold in the 500 freestyle, and silvers in the 1,000 freestyle and 50 backstroke. Murray also won bronze in the 200 freestyle and 100 backstroke, and was fourth in the 200 backstroke.
NORTH CHARLESTON WINS SUN CITY SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT
The North Charleston Patriots claimed the championship of Saturday's Sun City Invitational behind the pitching of Roy Buckheister. The Patriots defeated the Sun City travel team 8-6 en route to the title.
Hilton Head Island's SHARE team finished second, defeating Sun City 11-10.
On Sunday, the Sun City team rebounded by sweeping a doubleheader from rival Del Webb Spruce Creek in central Florida. Pitchers Bob Lee and Mike Coriale helped Sun City shut down the Florida team by scores of 21-8 and 11-3.
Dean Waters and Red Kopytko led Sun City's offense with five hits apiece in the two games. Tom DaParma added four hits, and Don Feldkamp had a home run and five runs scored. Dennis Jackson, Bill Wealleans, Doug Baker, Bob Lee, Ken Abshier, Craig Waite, Fitz Harding and Steve Parrish all had multiple hits in the twinbill.