BCHS defeats Beaufort High

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Haters are going to hate. And disbelievers are going to disbelieve. But the Battery Creek Lady Dolphin softball team is a force to reckoned with. The Lady Dolphins defeated their cross-town rival Beaufort High School 5-0, on Wednesday at BCHS to remain undefeated overall.

Savannah Mullen, left, shortstop for BHS, fields the ball as Battery Creek's Kyleigh Peeples sprints to third base. Photos by Bob Sofaly.
Savannah Mullen, left, shortstop for BHS, fields the ball as Battery Creek’s Kyleigh Peeples sprints to third base. Photos by Bob Sofaly.

Head coach of the Lady Dolphins, Stephanie Cox, said, “We knew they were coming for us. I told my team we’ve beaten them already. We are NOT afraid of them”

Starting BCHS pitcher Alexis Ortiz delivered another stellar performance generating eight strikeouts and allowing three hits in the winning effort. “She’s a pitcher that we can rely on to come through. She’s very mechanical in her technique”, Cox said. Helping her pitching cause at the plate, Ortiz delivered an RBI triple.

Offensively the Lady Dolphins pounded out 11 hits. Emily Madlinger, the team’s only senior, Jess Shipley and McKenzie Young each got two hits on three at bats. “Last night my team played so well. I can’t describe how proud I am of them on their performance”, Cox said.

Beaufort’s Mary Claire Sumner, Savannah Mullen and Bricen Riley each had one hit for the Lady Eagles. Journeigh Doray contributed an RBI double as Battery Creek posted the impressive win. The Lady Dolphins are 11-0 for the season and ranked No. 1 in Region 6, 2A.