PHOTO: Lillie Baumbach and assistant coach, Brice Brown celebrate before an at-bat.
FLORENCE, SC (February 17, 2020) – For the first time in Florence-Darlington Technical College’s history, the Lady Stingers softball team hosted games at its new field located on-campus. On Friday, the Lady Stingers defeated USC Sumter 6-3 and 4-3, and on Saturday, they swept Spartanburg Methodist College 1-0 and 11-6.
Courtney Watson earned the win on the mound during the first-ever game played at the new field. Watson struck out three batters and allowed five hits, three runs and a walk in the 6-3 win over USC Sumter. Leading hitters included Arianna Daniels who had a double and a single as well as Jada Parsons who hit a three-run homerun.
In the second game against USC Sumter, Serrah Ballard earned the win on the mound after striking out three batters and allowing six hits and two runs. The Lady Stinger prevailed 4-3 over USC Sumter. Anna Carolina Suggs earned the save. Daniels and Allyson Long were 2-for-3 at the plate. Suggs, Emily Ballard and Jaylah McCormick each had a hit. McCormick’s hit was a solo homerun.
Watson captured her third win of the year while on the mound as she shutout Spartanburg Methodist College 1-0. Lillie Baumbach hit two singles. Maelyn Thompson hit a single. Daniels’ SAC resulted in the only RBI for the Lady Stingers.
During the final game of the weekend, Watson picked up another win on the mound in the 11-6 victory. Thompson went 3-for-4 with a homerun and a double. Long was 2-for-3 at the plate with a triple and an RBI. Daniels was 3-for-4 with two singles and a double.
The Lady Stingers are now 5-1 this season.
Up next on the schedule for the Lady Stingers is a doubleheader at home versus Louisburg on Friday, February 21. The first game will begin at 1 p.m., followed by the second game at 3 p.m.