The Colleton County softball team split a pair of conference games last week with James Island High School to take on the Trojans in an important region contest games.
The Cougars had a 3-1 lead heading into the bottom of the fifth inning, only to see the Trojans rally for five runs to take a 6-3 lead. They then added to more runs in the sixth going into the seventh inning. The Cougars would add a run in their last at bat, but lost the first game, 8-4.
The Cougars defeated James Island in the second game, pounding out 11 hits, aided by five Trojan errors, to win, 11-8.
James Island took the early lead, scoring a single run in the first inning, but the Cougars responded with two runs in each the first and second innings to lead, 4-1.
James Island responded with runs in each of the next two innings, to bring the score to 4-3.
The Cougars then scored seven runs in the bottom of the fourth, for a commanding lead, 11-4.
The best the Trojans could do was score two runs in the fifth and two in the sixth.
Bailey Cox was a powerhouse on both offense and defense, driving in three runs and pitching seven innings, to secure the win.
With the win, the Cougars remain in a tie for first place in the region with James Island.