Sports briefs for June 14th-20th

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Stanley 6th at Pan-Am Youth Championships

Beaufort’s Dade Stanley finished sixth in the 85kg weight class at the 2018 Pan-American Youth Weightlifting Championships on Friday, June 8, in Palmira, Colombia. 

Stanley, 16, was one of nine competitors in his weight class. Competing in his first international competition, Stanley set a personal-best with a snatch of 122kg and cleared 145kg in the clean and jerk for a 267kg total.

Stanley and a number of other lifters from Team Beaufort will compete in the USA Weightlifting National Youth Championships from June 14-17 in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Ospreys remain unbeaten in League 1

The American Legion Post 9 Beaufort Ospreys stayed undefeated in league play with a 4-3 comeback win over visiting Hampton on Monday, June 11. 

Hampton took a 2-0 lead with a two-run homer in the second and added a run in the third before the Ospreys got the bats going. 

Drew Luckey’s two-run homer in the fourth cut into the deficit, and Ethan Graham doubled home Griffin Yeager in the fifth to tie it and scored the go-ahead run on Matt Cieplowski’s RBI groundout later in the inning.

Michael Smyth earned the win in relief, pitching 5 1/3 innings and allowing one unearned run and seven hits with five strikeouts. 

On Thursday, June 7, the Ospreys won 8-4 at Walterboro. Yeager had a homer and two RBIs, and Tyler Hofmann drove in two runs. Smyth also earned the win in relief in that one, allowing one run over two innings with three strikeouts. 

The Ospreys (5-2, 3-0 League 1) were scheduled to host Charleston for another league contest on Tuesday, June 12, and travel to Walterboro at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 14. Their next scheduled home game is against Charleston at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19, at Beaufort High School.

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