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Upstate’s top performers for May 6-12

Here are the top performers in Upstate high school athletics this week, highlighted by winning district championships in baseball and softball. Check back throughout the week for updates.




Jacob Allen, Wren: Allen allowed one run on three hits in seven innings pitched as Wren forced a true championship game in Class AAA District 2 with a 3-1 victory against Daniel.

Daniel counts, Daniel: Counts went 2-for-3 and scored three points as Daniel defeated Wren 7-2 in the second game for the District 2 championship.

Brody Koss, riverside: Koss pitched all eight innings of a 3-2 win against Greer in a Class AAA elimination game.

Austin Holtzee, Fountain Inn: Holtzee drove in four runs on a 2-for-3 night and Fountain Inn defeated Woodruff 9-1 in the Class AAA District 1 championship game.

Brayden Passmore, Fountain Inn: Passmore pitched a complete game, allowing no earned runs, five hits and no walks with six strikeouts.

Jason Perry, Daniel: Perry went 3-for-4 with two RBIs against Wren.

Marcus Smith, riverside: Smith scored three goals as Riverside defeated Wade Hampton 5-1 to win the Class AAAA Upper State championship.

Luke Turner, Daniel: Turner threw 4.2 innings of one-hit shutout relief in the deciding game against Wren.



Maliyah Campbell, Woodmont: Campbell pitched a complete game, allowing one earned run on seven hits with six strikeouts as Woodmont defeated Dorman 7-2 in an elimination game.




Josh Brown, Dorman: Brown homered and drove in three on a 2-for-4 night as Dorman defeated Blythewood 11-3 to win District 3 in Class AAAAA.

Bulb fields, Spartanburg: Fields pitched all six innings in a 2-1 elimination game loss to Lexington. He struck out four and gave up six hits.

Hunter Gosnell, Landrum: Gosnell went 3-for-4 in an elimination game against Pelion in Class AA District 2. The Cardinals scored five runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to win, 7-6.

Hunter Howard, J.L. Mann: Howard went 2-for-3 with three RBIs as JL Mann defeated Gaffney 9-6 to win District 4 in Class AAAAA.

Palmer Hornick, Dorman: Hornick homered and drove in three with two runs scored against Blythewood.

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A. G. Batson, Daniel: Batson went 3-for-5 with four RBIs in a 10-2 win against Travelers Rest in a Class AAA elimination game.

Reagan Garrett, Chapman: Garrett pitched nine innings in a 4-3 win against West-Oak in a Class AAA elimination game. She gave up six hits, one earned run and struck out six without walks.

Laney Jennings, Pendleton: Jennings pitched a five-hitter and allowed no earned runs as Pendleton defeated Powdersville 3-1 in a Class AAA district elimination game.

Taylor Tessner, Blacksburg: Tessner went 3-for-3 with a double, scored four runs and drove in one as Blacksburg defeated Batesburg-Leesville in an elimination game.

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Todd Shanesy is an award-winning, veteran sportswriter who covers high school athletics for the Greenville News, Spartanburg Herald-Journal and Anderson Independent Mail in the USA TODAY Network. Contact him via email at [email protected]. Follow him on X, formerly known as Twitter, at @ToddShanesySHJ.