Softball: NMB edges Sharks for driver’s seat in region

nmbsoft-hitterThe Region 7-3A championship may be making a rare trip to the north end of the Grand Strand thanks to a stellar week by North Myrtle Beach.

The Lady Chiefs (11-1 overall, 4-0 region) scored a 2-1 victory over visiting St. James on Thursday, completing a sweep this week of the Lady Sharks and Socastee, the two teams who traditionally compete for the region crown.

North Myrtle Beach’s Taylor Hansis scattered five hits over seven innings and she scored what proved to be the game-winning run in the fourth inning.

Hansis kept the Lady Sharks (9-4, 3-1) under wraps until allowing their lone run in the sixth when pitching counterpart Rebecca Prosser scored to cut the deficit in half. But St. James was unable to push the tying run across as the Lady Chiefs climbed alone atop the region standings.

NMB’s Kieran Lawson, Myatt Hardwick and Hansis got key hits for the Lady Chiefs. St. James’ Kelsey Bachman had two of the Lady Sharks’ five hits.

The two teams will meet for the second time in five days when the Lady Chiefs make the trip to Murrells Inlet for a rematch.

Photo by Jennifer Mishler

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