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SIMPSONVILLE – Jacob Calvert, Peyton Nelson and Houston Curry each collected 2 hits as Hillcrest defeated Laurens, 6-1, in a non-region baseball game on Friday night.

Nelson doubled and drove in 3 runs as the Rams (17-6) responded by the Raiders’ win in the game between them earlier in the week.

Winning pitcher Carson Matthews gave up a run on 3 LDHS hits over 6-2/3 innings, walking 1 and striking out 6. He yielded to Wyatt Stone for the final out.

Zach Faulkner, Jackson Martin and Mason Hamby had the Raider hits. Martin had the RBI. Faulkner scored the run.

Nolan Marion started for the Raiders (16-6) on the hill. He pitched 4 innings, yielding 7 hits and 4 runs (1 earned). Faulkner closed out with 2 innings of relief.