Photo above: With the bases loaded, Battery Creek’s JuJu Greer gets full extension and powers the ball to left center for a stand-up double while driving in two runs. Photo by Bob Sofaly.
Battery Creek upended host Bluffton 6-4 in an early-season high school softball game last Friday night. With the win, Battery Creek improved to 1-2. The Dolphins landed in the win column after dropping back-to-back games to Thomas Heyward Academy.
Battery Creek pitcher Alexis Ortiz earned the win. Bluffton hurler Lilli Otten took the loss.
The Dolphins plated six runs on nine hits. The Bobcats manufactured four runs via six hits.
Battery Creek scored first and never trailed. The two longtime rivals were only tied once during the non-conference matchup. Battery Creek, which scored first, led 5-2 at the conclusion of the fourth inning.
Leading Battery Creek offensively, Emily Crosby went 3-for-4 with 3 RBIs. Helping her pitching cause at the plate, Alexis Ortiz also went 3-4 for the Dolphins.
Aiding the Battery Creek offensive attack, Julianna Greer, Michaux Gee and Emily Madlinger contributed one hit apiece. Each high school softball squad committed two errors in the early-season contest.
Bluffton wasn’t without its share of offensive highlights in the game as Taylor Gleason went 1-for-4 with a home run, Michaela Manley finished 2-for-4 and Alisa Depew went 1-for-2 with a double and an RBI for the Bobcats.
Battery Creek was scheduled to host North Charleston on Wednesday. Results from the Battery Creek-North Charleston softball game were unavailable at press time.