BHS jv team clear winner in rematch

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Michael Young - Sports Editor

The Barnwell High junior varsity softball team got a taste of the "big league" on March 13 as they dropped a tough one to Blackville-Hilda High by a count of 12-4.
On Wednesday in Barnwell, the Lady Warhorses returned the favor. Behind the hitting of Hannah Creech and Kendyl Baxley, the Lady Warhorses overcame a sluggish start to ground the Lady Hawks 14-4.
For the game, the Lady Warhorses registered 11 hits with Creech and Baxley leading the way with two hits each.
Barnwell High coach Vanessa Mitchell said the team played well in its season finale.
"Getting a victory is always a good way to close out the season," Mitchell said. "We started a little slow, but our bats came around in the middle innings. Our pitching was solid and the girls also did a good job of defensively.
The game started with the Lady Hawks soaring to a 2-0 first-inning lead on runs by Alexis Moors and Hannah Wise.
In the third inning, the Lady Hawks tacked on a run for a 3-0 advantage. For BHHS, Patricia Birt reached on a walk, then scored off a hit by Emily McClary.
After getting just one hit through the first two innings, the Lady Warhorses' bats came alive in the bottom of the third inning.
Hannah Creech sparked the team with a lead off single. Two batters later, the Lady Warhorses were on the scoreboard thanks to Josie Ray's RBI single to deep centerfield. Creech scored for the team.
Trailing 4-1, the Lady Warhorses continued on the comeback trail in the fourth inning. The team plated three runs off four hits with Baxley, Makaya Towne and Alyssa Still all scoring to tie the game at 4-4.
The sudden shift in momentum continued in the fifth inning with the Lady Warhorses erupting for nine runs to break the game wide open. Grissom highlighted the scoring spree with a two-run RBI double.
Others scoring included Ciara Gooding, Creech, Baxley, Alyssa Still and Josie Ray.
For the Lady Warhorses, Anna Beth Grissom and Alyssa Still were hitting their mark, as they combined to give up a total of six hits from the mound.