PHOTO: (left to right) Coutney Watson, Jada Parsons and Arianna Daniels hit a combined four home runs against Patrick Henry.
FLORENCE, SC (March 2, 2020) – The Florence-Darlington Technical College Lady Stingers scored a total of 35 runs at home on Friday and Saturday as they hosted doubleheaders with Surry and Patrick Henry.
The Lady Stingers swept Surry on Friday, winning the first game 3-1. In the first inning, the Lady Stingers scored two runs, and in the fourth inning, the team scored their third and final run. Courtney Watson pitched all seven inning. She struck out two batters and allowed four hits, a run and a home run. Watson, Maelyn Thompson and Allyson Long were 2-for-3 at the plate. Lillie Baumbach went 2-for-4 in the batter’s box. Anna Caroline Suggs had a hit as well.
In Friday’s second game versus Surry, the Lady Stingers dominated, winning 14-5. Jaylah McCormick hit a walk off grand slam to end the game in the sixth. Anna Carolina Suggs pitched for five innings. She struck out a batter and allowed six hits, five runs and two walks. Watson faced the final five batters. Suggs went 3-for-2 with an RBI. Watson and Baumbach were 2-for-4 at the plate. Cassie Hayden, Serrah Ballard and Hayden Player each had a hit.
On Saturday, the Lady Stingers split games with Patrick Henry. In the first game, the Lady Stingers won 8-1. Watson was the winning pitcher as she was on the mound for all seven innings. Watson struck out five batters and only allowed four hits and a walk. Arianna Daniels and Watson both hit home runs. Suggs went 4-for-4 with three doubles. Baumbach, Parsons, Ballard and Long had a hit.
The final game of the weekend went into extra innings. The Lady Stingers fell to Patrick Henry 11-10 in eight innings. Although they lost, the Lady Stingers amassed 12 hits in the game. Parsons hit two homeruns. Suggs went for 2-for-2 with a single, a double and two walks. Long went 4-for-5 at the plate. Daniels and Ballard had a hit.
The Lady Stingers are now 10-2 overall and 5-1 in Region 10.
On Thursday, March 5, the Lady Stingers will travel to North Myrtle Beach to play Shawnee State University at 1:30 p.m. and Danville Area at 3:30 p.m. The Lady Stingers will be back at home this weekend, as they will host Catawba Valley at 2 p.m. in a doubleheader on Friday, March 6 and Caldwell tech at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 7.