Myrtle Beach — The Lawrence Co. Softball team ( 12-2 ) finished their annual Spring Break trip at the Ripken Experience with a 4-1 record.
The Bulldogs head back to Louisa after a successful trip to South Carolina.
Varsity and Junior Varsity went 8-3 at the Ripken Experience.
Lawrence Co. 8 Butler ( OH ) 4 ( Thursday )
Taylor Blevins was the winning pitcher throwing seven innings and only allowed one earned run, struck out six and gave up five hits.
Bree Jones went 4-4, scored two runs and drove in one, Kensley Feltner had two hits including a triple, drove in two runs and scored once, Dani Crum had two hits including a double and scored twice, Abby Maynard singled and drove in a run, Gracie Preece singled and scored two runs and Ella Smith scored a run.
Lawrence Co. 9 Niagara-Wheatfield ( NY ) 4 ( Tuesday )
The Bulldogs trailed 6-0 after two innings before rallying to tie the game up with a six spot in the top of third inning and then going on to win.
Gracie Preece went 4-4 with a double, one RBI and scored once, Kensley Feltner had two hits including a double, drove in four runs and scored once, Shelby Blevins singled and had one RBI, Abby Maynard doubled, drove in two runs and scored once, Ella Fitzpatrick singled, Dani Crum, Ella Smith and Emalynn Kitts scored a run each.
Allie Triplett pitched five and 2/3 scoreless innings to get the win in relief. Triplett allowed one hit and struck out five and also singled and scored three times.
The Junior Varsity Bulldogs dropped the last two games of the trip against Butler 9-8 and
The Bulldogs will return to action on Monday with a trip to Spring Valley, West Virginia.
Lawrence Co. Head Coach Kenny Horn
“… We got down 6-0 in the 2nd inning versus the team from New York and I was ready to pull the entire team. Then a light switch came on and we came back and put 9 runs on the board. And they never scored again. It was one of those moments for the coaching staff that we learned what our kids are made of. Proud of their grit!”
“… We jumped on Butler OH early to get a 5-0 lead and then the wheels on the wagon began to wobble. We gave up 4 unearned runs in the 4th. The bad thing was all the plays were easy plays. We gotta be better than that if we are going to be competitive when it matters. Gotta keep digging.”