The University of South Carolina, Beaufort Sand Sharks played masterful defense and held on to a 1-0 lead to defeat the Wesleyan Wildcats from Indiana 1-0 during the opening round of the NAIA Softball Championship Tournament on Monday in Hardeeville.
Spectacular diving plays were common for the Sand Sharks. Even if the out wasn’t made, the infielders managed to keep most of the hard-hit balls from making it to the outfield and kept extra base hits to a minimum.
The Sand Shark’s third baseman managed to field all three outs during the bottom of the seventh inning to seal the win. The Sand Sharks played for the championship title yesterday. No results at press time.
Photos by Bob Sofaly.