High school softball: Battery Creek, Whale Branch end seasons with losses

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The Battery Creek softball team’s season ended with a loss to host Silver Bluff in the Class 2-A District 5 on Wednesday, May 7. Silver Bluff beat Battery Creek 17-4 in five innings.

Battery Creek pitcher Kyleigh Peeples started in the circle and took the loss. Peeples faced an offensive-heavy Silver Bluff batting order.

Tori Hill worked out of a relief role for the Lady Dolphins beginning in the second inning and allowed only one earned run.

Helping to lead her team offensively, Hill also legged out a triple for Battery Creek.

The talented Battery Creek softball squad, under the direction of head coach Stephanie Cox, concluded the 2014 season with a 16-6 overall record.

Battery Creek wasn’t the only area team to suffer a loss on Wednesday. Johnsonville beat Whale Branch 11-1 in five innings in the Class 1-A Playoffs.

Under the tutelage of head coach Charlie Simmons, Whale Branch ended its latest campaign 10-12.

Whale Branch pitcher Olivia Walker, one of the state’s top players in Class 1-A, suffered the loss. Walker encountered a hard-hitting Johnsonville softball team.

At the plate for Whale Branch, Karen Rivers, Marissa Robers and Shanelle Webb each had hits while Dana Chapel swiped a pair of bases and scored her team’s lone run.