Lady Cougars to play for championship
by The Press and Standard | May 1, 2019 5:00 pm
Last Updated: May 1, 2019 at 11:03 am
By CINDY CROSBY
The Colleton County Lady Cougars rolled over Myrtle Beach High School (5-0) and South Aiken (6-1) last week to advance undefeated into the District VII title game scheduled to be played Wednesday May 1. The Lady Cougars faced Wilson for the championship beginning at 5:30 p.m. at home.
If the Lady Cougars win the District VII title, Lower State bracket play will begin Saturday May 4 and the Lady Cougars will host the opening round.
Against Myrtle Beach, Colleton County’s ace in the circle Whitley Weathers notched a season high 11 strikeouts in the game, earning the shut-out win for the Lady Cougars.
“Everyone’s energy was up, and we were ready to play,” said Weathers after the game. “We had good practices throughout the week — long and hard. I felt everyone was ready and focused as a team. Our defense was ready, and we all had each other’s back.”
In the win over South Aiken on Saturday April 27, Weathers allowed one earned run on four hits, striking out 14 of the 25 batters faced and issuing no walks. Weathers helped her own effort at the plate, going 3-4 with an RBI.
Colleton County tallied 15 hits in the game providing plenty of run support for its pitcher and the defense recorded no errors behind her. Neisha Robinson was 3-3 and scored twice and Ashley Savage was 3-4 with 2-RBI’s. MaKayla Chisolm was 2-4 and Sydney Howard, Dakari Gant, Hannah Robertson and Shamorie Overton all had a hit each.
“Our positive energy was really good this week,” said Coach Tootie Edwards. “They came hungry. Having Whitley in the circle is every coach’s dream. She brings a positive attitude and is a strong leader for us overall. My ninth batter, Shamorie Overton, had a great hit against Myrtle Beach and our lineup was strong across the board against South Aiken.”