Softball Roundup: St. James rolls; Socastee, NMB stumble

The St. James softball team used a strong performance from starting pitcher Alexis Gunnell to shut out visiting Hilton Head Island in Thursday night’s Class AAA state playoff opener.

Gunnell allowed only three hits and struck out 11 betters as the Lady Sharks advanced to the winners’ bracket of the double-elimination district tournament.

St. James’ Megan Montiegel went 2-for-3 and scored a run and Rebecca Prosser went 1-for-3 with a two-RBI double. The Lady Sharks’ next game is to be determined.

* Berkeley 16, Socastee 7: The visiting Lady Stags turned in a dominating offensive performance to drop the Lady Braves into the losers’ bracket of the double-elimination district tournament. The Lady Braves will host Hilton Head Island in an elimination game tonight.

* Bluffton 14, North Myrtle Beach 3: The Bobcats got a fifth-inning grand slam from Whitney Morrell to walk off with a mercy-rule victory over the visiting Lady Chiefs.

North Myrtle Beach will next face Cane Bay in an elimination game.

 

Photo by Rancier Photography

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