Lady Hawks chasing region championship | Sports | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | April 27, 2016 2:44 pm
By CINDY CROSBY
Photos by JEFFERY MUSGRAVE
The Lady Hawks amassed 22 hits against Andrew Jackson Academy in the 21-2 win on Tuesday April 19. Anne Garrett Carter earned the win for Colleton Prep in five innings, with two unearned runs on four hits. She collected 10 K’s in the circle. Penelope Tuten was 4-for-6 in the game, while Patricia Utsey was 4-for-5. Meredith Ware and Carter went 3-for-5 at the plate.
Colleton Prep rolled over Patrick Henry the following night in much the same matter, winning 16-2. Elizabeth Anne Dean pitched three innings, allowing two runs on one hit. Ally Knight closed the game, giving up just two hits and no runs. Ware was a solid 3-for-3 at the plate for the Lady Hawks. Mollie Warren, Summer Gerard and Lexie Murray went 3-for-4 on the day, while Dean was 3-for-5.
“We had a very good week of hitting,” said Coach Mallory Crawford. “We are still looking for our pitchers to stay ahead in the count and as a staff, we are walking too many batters. We cannot do that against better hitting teams.”
Crawford is watching things line up for a region title and a state championship hunt. The Lady Hawks will face region opponents Clarendon Hall and Dorchester this week.
“Currently, Clarendon Hall has two losses in region play, where we have one,” explained Crawford. “Holly Hill is in third place with three losses, followed by Dorchester with four. If we finish out this week with two wins, we’ll finish region champs. That was one of our goals we set at the beginning of the season. We just have to show up. It’s simple as that.”
Currently, the Lady Hawks should be aligned to begin play on May 13-14 in the SCISA State Tournament in Columbia.