Angels two and out in state tourney
by The Press and Standard | July 11, 2018 5:00 pm
Last Updated: July 10, 2018 at 2:34 pm
By CINDY CROSBY
The Colleton County Angels were eliminated after back-to-back losses in the South Carolina X-Play State Tournament held at Oscar Frazier Park in Bluffton over the weekend.
The Angels faced Lancaster Saturday morning in the opening round of competition and fell 15-0 in three innings. Forced into a must-win situation Sunday, the Angels took on Blythewood, who themselves moved into the losers’ bracket after a 15-0 loss against Aynor Saturday. Blythewood then went on to shut out Colleton County 17-0 to advance in competition.
Against Lancaster, Alexander Green took the loss for Colleton County in the circle across two innings of work. She recorded five strikeouts in the game. Caroline Herndon had the only hit for the Angels.
In Sunday’s loss to Blythewood, Green again took the circle for the Angels and recorded six strikeouts in the run-rule shortened game. Sydney Crosby and Ja’Meisha Stevens provided the only offense with singles for the Angels.
“We suffered two pretty big losses, but to say the girls didn’t work hard and give it their all would be an understatement,” said Tiff Condran, head coach. “There were a few missed opportunities for some outs and runs, but they did great given the circumstances and with the level of talent we saw. Overall, I think it was a great experience for all involved and I was honored to be a part of it.”
“We went into the tournament a little inexperienced compared to the two teams we played,” said Mallory Crawford, assistant coach. “You could tell the majority of the girls on both teams play travel ball. We don’t have a single player that does. With that being said, I thought our girls tried hard and never gave up. We didn’t have a single player complain about anything. When you are chosen for an All-Star team, you are not always guaranteed the position you played in the regular season. All the girls seemed to understand that and welcomed new positions. That level of maturity was awesome to see at such a young age. There is a lot of potential in our team, and I hope they continue to work hard leading up to next season, whether they are moving up or staying. I thoroughly enjoyed the time we spent together and look forward to next season already.”