The Indian Land Lady Warriors softball team has improved their record to 3-1, 3-0 in the region, after two intense victories over Great Falls and McBee last week.
Coming off a loss against Charlotte's Ardrey Kell High School, the Lady Warriors started their winning streak in their matchup against McBee that went into extra innings, finishing in the ninth by a final score of 4-3.
"This was a complete and total team win," Head Coach Nicole Ritter said. "Every player stepped up to fill their roles."
After McBee scored a run in the eighth inning, Indian Land's Paige Brugh hit a home run to tie the game.
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Teammate Maranda Garris had an sac bunt to help move Haley Vachon to third base and Warrior Beth Martin then singled to score Haley.
Alex Greenawalt singled to move Martin to second before Brugh then smacked a double that brought home Martin and Greenawalt to end the game.
"It was an intense game," Ritter said.
Ritter also said Kristin Campbell (3-0) pitched a great game, allowing only nine hits. Campbell and Kelly Pauls hit singles and Alyssa Hartley was credited with a single and stolen base.
Earlier in the week, the Lady Warriors took on Great Falls, winning 13-2. Winning pitcher for the team was Campbell and the top hitters were Martin (two singles and an RBI), Greenawalt (three singles and an RBI), Campbell (single, double, three RBI), and Hartley (double, two RBI).
Ritter said the team seems to be coming together at the right moment.
"To be undefeated in the region is an accomplishment and something I expect to continue. We look forward to defending the record," she said.
Indian Land takes on Andrew Jackson at home 5 p.m. Wednesday and Chesterfield on Friday.
"That one will test our undefeated region standing. Working as a team will result in victory," Ritter said.
Nation Ford's JV softball team recently returned from a tournament in White Knoll, where the Falcons won for the second year in a row. Despite the varsity team's tournament at Hillcrest being canceled, the JV team endured the mud and rain, scoring 40 runs and giving up only eight.
"We had great pitching by Haley Hammond and Lindsay Bolin," coach Michael Kidd said of his top-seeded team.
The Lady Falcons defeated White Knoll 4-2 in the championship game. The tournament included teams from North Augusta, Airport, Aiken, Dutch Fork, Cardinal Newman, Lugoff, Brookland Cayce and Lexington.
Nation Ford's Kristina Gomez, Ashley Trull, Lauren Kidd, Mandy Mitchell and Kelly Balance, were selected as All Tournament players and Hammond was named tournament MVP.
"This was a great effort by the girls in horrible conditions," Kidd said. "These girls showed there is nothing prissy about softball; The entire team was soaking wet and muddy both days. A very solid performance, we all are very proud of them."
Nation Ford's varsity was rained out of several games, but did take on Lancaster and won 4-2. Winning pitchers for the Falcons was Heather Hammond and Bradlee Holman. Leading hitters included Zharne Glover, who went 3-4. Brittany Jones and Jessica Bonham both smacked doubles.
The Lady Falcons also took on Northwestern last week and won an 11-0 blowout. Heather Hammond got the win.
Nation Ford will take on York at 7 p.m. Friday.