Battery Creek turned in its most dominant performance thus far in the 2016 season on Wednesday, March 23, shutting out rival Whale Branch 18-0 in five innings in an early-season high school softball game. With the win, Battery Creek improved to 5-2.
Battery Creek pitcher Alexis Ortiz threw a three-hitter. Ortiz registered 11 strikeouts as she earned the pitching win. Several Battery Creek players thrived at the plate.
Helping her pitching cause, Ortiz went 2-for-2 at the plate in the winning effort. Emily Crosby, Kylie Peeples and McKenzie Young each hit a home run for the Dolphins in the offensive-heavy performance. Crosby finished 3-for-3 with two RBIs. Jessica Shipley was 2-for-4 with two RBIs for Battery Creek in the victory.
Young, Michaux Gee, Journeigh Doray and Julianna Greer contributed two hits apiece for the Dolphins in the victory. Battery Creek took Whale Branch out of the game early. The Dolphins forced Whale Branch to play from behind in every inning during the early-season matchup.
Karen Rivers, Autumn Moon and Rikia Singleton provided hits for Whale Branch in the lopsided loss.