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Lady Stingers Sweep Methodist Univ. and USC Sumter

Photo: Jada Parsons (left) and Lillie Baumbach (right) hit a combined five homeruns against USC Sumter on Saturday.

FLORENCE, S.C. (February 11, 2019) – After opening the season with two losses, the Florence-Darlington Technical College Lady Stingers bounced back on the road by sweeping Methodist University 11-1 and 9-1 on Friday and USC Sumter 20-5 and 10-3 on Saturday.

Jada Parsons was the winning pitcher in the 11-1 victory over Methodist University. She allowed a hit and two walks. Jenna Winningham closed out the game allowing a hit and three walks. Manning’s Baylee Elms led the way at the plate on Friday for the Lady Stingers, as she was 2-for-2 with two RBI. Kristina Lee was 1-for-2 with an RBI. Florence’s Tori Alexander was 3-for-3 at the plate.

In Game No. 2 on Friday, Courtney Watson won the game on the mound in the 9-1 victory over Methodist University. She struck out three batters and only allowed three hits and three walks. Watson was not only impressive on the mound, but she led the way for the Lady Stingers at the plate as she went 2-for-3 with two RBI. Alexander continued to swing the bat on Friday as well as. She was 3-for-5 with two RBI.

On Saturday, the Lady Stingers had an opportunity to redeem their selves after opening the season losing to USC Sumter at home. The Lady Stingers capitalized as they defeated USC Sumter 20-5 in only five innings during the first game on Saturday. Parsons earned her second win of the weekend on the mound with two strikeouts and allowing only six hits. Darlington’s Lillie Baumbach had an incredible game, as she was 4-for-4 at the plate with three homeruns and a single, along with four RBI. Parsons was 3-for-5 with five RBI, a double and two homeruns. Alexander was 3-for-5 with two RBI and a double. Marlboro County’s Jaylah McCormick was 3-for-3 with a double.

In the final game of the weekend, the Lady Stingers defeated USC Sumter 10-3 in seven innings. Watson earned her second win of the weekend on the mound. She allowed eight hits and struck out a batter. Baumbach once again led the way at the plate. This time Baumbach was 3-for-5 with two doubles in the batter’s box. Lee went 2-for-2. McCormick and Kaylee McMillan each hit a homerun.

The Lady Stingers will travel to Louisburg, North Carolina on Friday and Saturday, February 22-23, to play Louisburg College. On Friday, the game will begin at 5 p.m. The first game on Saturday will begin at 1 p.m., followed by the second game of the doubleheader at 3 p.m.

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