Softball Wrapup: MB edges Braves; Sharks ace Bulldogs

A pitcher’s duel between region rivals Myrtle Beach and Socastee featured one offensive inning that proved the difference in the Lady Seahawks’ 2-1 victory over the visiting Lady Braves.

Scoreless after five stellar innings of work by Myrtle Beach’s Angel Hatzidakis and Socastee’s Savannah Talley, the Lady Braves got on the scoreboard first on an RBI single by Kibibi Thorsen in the top of the sixth.

But the Lady Seahawks (3-2) responded in the bottom of the frame as McKenzie Coble, who went 2-for-3 on the night, drove in Morgan Compton for the tying run. Mary Brockelsby followed with a sac fly to score Kristen Mendolia for the game-winner.

Hatzidakis finished with five strikeouts and four hits, while Talley struck out seven and gave up seven hits. Neither pitcher allowed a walk.

* St. James 11, Georgetown 1: The Lady Sharks (5-0) batted through the order in the first inning and never looked back en route to a mercy-rule victory over the Lady Bulldogs.

After scoring five runs in the first and two more in the second, St. James rode the arm of Alexis Gunnell the rest of the way. She scattered eight hits over six innings and allowed only one run in the third inning.

Hayley Reigel went 2-for-3 with three RBIs and Kayla Claybrook went 2-for-3 with two RBIs as the Lady Sharks pounded out 15 hits. They also took advantage of five Georgetown errors while committing none themselves.

– Photo by Rancer Photography

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