Lady Braves end long wait for Lower State tournament

For the first time since 2007, the Socastee High softball team is going to the Lower State tournament.

The Lady Braves defeated Hanahan 6-3 in the district finals on Friday night to reach the final four of the Lower State following a six-year hiatus. Socastee went a perfect 3-0 in district play to return the once-proud program to prominence.

Socastee’s Kibibi Thorsen pitched a complete game, scattering seven hits over as many innings. Catcher Quin Gammon went 3-for-4 with three RBIs and a home run in the fourth inning that snapped a 2-all tie.

Hanahan, which stranded 12 baserunners in the game, cut the deficit to 4-3 in the top of the fifth, but the Lady Braves tacked on two more runs and were never threatened again.

The Lady Braves advance to the first round of the Lower State tournament on Monday against an opponent to be determined.

Photo by Rancier Photography

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