FLORENCE, S.C. (March 8, 2021) – Coming off a split series with Caldwell Community College and Technical College, the Florence-Darlington Technical College Lady Stingers bounced back to defeat Catawba Valley Community College 3-2 in both games on Saturday.
In the first 3-2 win, the Lady Stingers entered the sixth inning down 2-1, but Shayla Hunt batted in two runs to give the team the lead and eventually the win as Catawba Valley was held scoreless in the seventh.
Courtney Watson won the game on the mound as she pitched the full seven innings. Watson struck out six batters, walked two and allowed four hits and three runs. Corley Keefe was 2-for-3 at the plate with a double. Lillie Baumbach and Alexis Kirby each had a hit as well. Kirby’s hit was a double.
The Lady Stingers took the lead early in the second game as they scored the first run in the bottom of the third. Catawba Valley answered back with a run of their own in the top of the fifth, but the Lady Stingers scored two additional runs in the bottom of the inning. Catawba Valley attempted to bounce back but came up short by only scoring one run in the sixth. The Lady Stingers won 3-2.
Courtney Watson earned her second win of the day, and she once again, pitched all seven innings. Watson struck out three batters, walked three and allowed nine hits and two runs. Keefe led the Lady Stingers at the plate as she went 2-for-3 with a double. Arianna Daniels also went 2-for-3. Baumbach, Ally Long, Maelyn Thompson, Anna Suggs and Kirby all had a hit.
The Lady Stingers improve to 7-6 overall.
On Wednesday, March 10, the Lady Stingers will host Glen Oaks Community College at home. The doubleheader will begin at 1 p.m.