DCS Softball Splits Final Two Games Last Week
“We have no excuse, we just played poorly,” stated Dillon Christian School Lady Warriors softball head coach Susan Williamson after the Warriors lost 6-0 to the Robert E. Lee Academy Cavaliers by a score of 6-0 on Thursday in Dillon at Warrior Field.
The Cavaliers, a Class 3A SCISA team left Dillon with a 15-0 record, with 8 regular season wins and 6 wins in tournament play this season. The loss puts the Warriors at 4-2 for the season. DCS assistant coach Douglas Jackson stated that this was a non-region game against one of the best teams in the state.
DCS stayed in the game, trailing by just two runs until a disastrous error ridden seventh inning that allowed 4 runs scored putting them up by a score of 6 to 0. Coach Billy Massengale stated that the Cavalier batters have averaged better than 9 hits per game this season and it was good that DCS held them to just 4 hits. But the home team allowed 6 runners to reach base on errors, with 4 runs coming at the expense of these errors. DCS managed to get just 3 hits.
The Cavaliers pitcher, Jordan Atkinson got the win for her team as she posted 10 strikeouts giving up 3 hits with 1 walk.
On the mound for the Warriors, Reagan Massengale recorded 6 strikeouts with 4 walked batters and allowed 4 hits in the loss.
At bat for the Cavaliers, Katie McElveen was 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI, Meg Randall was 1 for 3 with a RBI and Bree Moss was 1 for 2.
For the Warriors, Sarah Bruce Price was 1 for 3 with a double and an automatic walk by the pitcher, Katelyn Williams was 1 for 2 and Polly Williamson was 1 for 2.
A disappointed coach Williamson stated that the Warriors would be ready for play on Friday against Clarendon Hall in Clarendon County.
- Coach Williamson’s statement that the Warriors would be ready to play against Clarendon Hall after a disastrous loss to Robert E. Lee Academy rang true, as the Warriors blasted Clarendon Hall by a score of 11-1 Friday in Summerton.
Taylor Sanderson picked up the win for the Warriors on the pitching rubber, as she posted 6 strikeouts with 1 walk and allowed 4 hits with 1 run scored in 4 innings. Price came in as relief pitcher in the fifth inning and recorded 3 strikeouts with 1 walk allowing 2 hits and no runs scored in 2 innings pitched.
At bat for the Warriors, Loryn Jackson was 2 for 4 with 3 stolen bases, Logan Smith was 2 for 3 with 2 stolen bases, Williams was 2 for 3 with a RBI, Morgan Graham was 1 for 4 getting to base on 2 walks, with 2 stolen bases, Price was 1 for 3 with a free ride on hit by pitcher with a stolen base, Jamie Goodyear was 1 for 3 with a double and a walk, Jessie Tanner was 1 for 3 with a RBI and getting to base on a hit by pitcher, Polly Williamson was 1 for 3, Sanderson was 0 for 3 with a walk and 2 errors for 2 RBIs, Reagan Massengale was 0 for 4 with a walk and a sacrifice fly out and a stolen base.
The Warriors are playing a region game in Darlington County today at Trinity Collegiate with game time set for 4 p.m.