High school softball: Whale Branch doubles up Bethune-Bowman in slugfest

Whale Branch pulled away to beat Bethune-Bowman in a high-scoring high school softball game, prevailing 24-12 in five innings Thursday, March 27.

Following the win, Whale Branch improved to 5-3 overall and 4-1 in Region 5-A.

The Warriors, who thrived offensively throughout the regular-season game, also received a solid pitching performance from Olivia Walker. In three innings, Walker allowed no earned runs and registered three strikeouts to claim the win. As a result of the win, Walker moved to 5-2.

Four different Whale Branch batters were perfect at the plate. Leading the Whale Branch offensive onslaught, Nya Simmons and Tanasia Campbell each went 4-for-4 with two RBIs. Campbell connected on a home run for Whale Branch, convincing the victory.

Marissa Roberts was 3-for-3 for the Warriors while batters Autumn Moon and Witney Salters each went 2-for-2. Moon connected on a home run of her own. Salters used her two hits to drive in a pair of runs for the Warriors.

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