Ponytails finish 2-2 in All-Star tourney | Sports | The Press and Standard

by | June 29, 2016 5:00 pm

Last Updated: June 29, 2016 at 11:57 am

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Walterboro Ponytails finished runner-up to Moncks Corner following a 23-0 loss in the championship game of the District 8 All-Star Tournament Friday June 24 at Burton Wells Complex in Beaufort. Walterboro needed two wins on Friday evening against the undefeated Moncks Corner team to advance to the state tournament.
Following an 11-1 win against Hanahan in the opening round Monday June 20, the Walterboro Ponytails were shutout 10-0 against Moncks Corner on Wednesday evening. Slated to begin at 8 p.m., the Ponytails first pitch was thrown at 10:35 p.m. due to a lengthy first game. MaKayla Chisolm took the loss for Walterboro in the four-inning mercy-ruled game. “We held Moncks Corner to just two runs in the first two innings,” said head coach Charlene Rowes. “They scored three additional runs in the third and then a combination of errors and hits allowed them to jump ahead 10-0 in fourth.”
On Thursday evening, the Ponytails advanced to the championship game of the District 8 All-Star Tournament following a 13-11 win over Goose Creek. Julia Craven and Reagan Benton combined for the win in the circle. “Both girls pitched a fantastic game tonight,” said Rowes following the win. “Carley Rouse, Reagan Benton and Payton Taylor played outstanding defense, but all 12 of the ladies deserve praise for their effort tonight.”
In the championship game against Moncks Corner, MaKayla Chisolm took the loss for Walterboro in the circle. “Errors were the biggest factor early on,” said Rowes. “We stayed in the field much longer than we should have. In the second inning, they batted around on us and pretty much dominated the game.”
Rowes was pleased with the overall effort of her team throughout the tournament. “Once again, every lady on this team contributed, but a few players really put forth exceptional effort,” said Rowes. “Overall, MaKayla showed tremendous effort and determination, while Mackenzie Pellum was our catcher for every game. Defensively, Carley Rouse made excellent plays throughout the week.”

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