High school softball: Whale Branch proved too much for Orangeburg-Wilkinson

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The Whale Branch softball team moved back above .500 last Monday, defeating Orangeburg-Wilkinson 16-5. With the win, Whale Branch improved to 6-5.

Whale Branch pitcher Olivia Walker recorded 11 strikeouts and held Orangeburg-Wilkinson to only two earned runs. At the plate, Walker went 3-for-4 with four RBIs and a home run. She ranks as one of the area’s top high school athletes.

Multiple Whale Branch batters stepped up to help the Warriors to the win. Ciara Courtney and Tanasia Campbell each went 3-for-4 for the Warriors. Courtney contributed two RBIs and three runs for Whale Branch in the win while Campbell added two triples and four RBIs. Marissa Roberts finished 2-for-3 with a double, and Keren Rivers added one hit and scored three runs for Whale Branch.