Conway shuts out Socastee behind Howell’s two-hitter

The Conway High softball team cooled off a streaking Socastee squad with a 7-0 shutout victory on Monday.

Playing their first game since clinching the Region 7-3A championship on Friday, the Lady Braves (15-9) ran into a buzzsaw in Conway pitcher Sydny Howell.

Howell (9-5) pitched a two-hit shutout and struck out 15 batters while walking none for the Lady Tigers (12-11), who were led by Coker Edge (2-for-3 with a double and run scored), Deanna DeLuca (1-for-2,), Anna Watson (1-for-2). Breanna Van Deusen, Ashlyn Hardwick, Brandye Huggins and Kady Edwards also had hits.

Leading hitters for Socastee were Quin Gammon (1-for-2), and Taylor Fitzmaurice (1-for-3). The Lady Braves open the Class 3A playoffs Friday.

Conway hosts St. James on Tuesday in a non-region playoff before beginning the playoffs on Thursday at a site to be determined.

Photo by Chuck Silvey

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