The Jefferson Davis Academy varsity softball team flirted with the run rule Thursday, but didn't gain the necessary advantage until the fifth inning in a 15-4 victory over Orangeburg Christian Academy.
With the win, Jefferson Davis Academy improves to 8-5 overall and 3-2 in the conference.
JDA, which exploded for seven runs in the first inning, were on the verge of putting the game away quickly before Orangeburg Christian Academy responded with three runs in the fourth inning to keep the game going.
Those runs only delayed the inevitable as the top half of the Lady Raiders' lineup crushed Orangeburg Christian Academy's pitching for 14 hits.
Senior Caitlin Still did the most damage for the Lady Raiders at the plate.
Still, who opened the game with a triple, followed with a double in the second inning and an inside-the-park homer in the fourth inning.
"Caitlin Still has really been hitting the ball hard lately. Still's one of our seniors we've been counting on this season and she's really produced on offensive as well as defense," Jeffeson Davis Academy coach Greg Williams said.
For the Lady Raiders, Anna Griffin and Cassie Garvin also had multiple hits performances. Griffin, who played outfield for the first time, finished three for three with two RBIs and three runs scored. Garvin accounted for two hits, two stolen bases and two runs scored.
Others joining the hitting barrage were Skyler Williams, Cassie Garvin, Caroline Polston, Ashleigh Still and Karoline Sandifer, each with a single.
The Lady Raiders got a balance effort on the mound as Asheligh Still, Morgan Owens and Caitlin Still all pitched.
"This was another very good victory for our softball team. Hopefully, we can keep the momentum going after spring break," Williams said.
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