BHS Softball plows through competition

  • Barnwell High’s power hitter Kyra Shuler clocks a double against Allendale-Fairfax HIgh.

The Barnwell High varsity softball team has been plowing through the competition with ease so far this season.

The Lady Warhorses‘ domination continued March 14 in Barnwell with a doubleheader sweep over Allendale-Fairfax High.

With the wins, Barnwell High raises its record to 10-0.

Barnwell High coach Carol Massegale, who has won 18 straight region games, said the team continues to gain momentum.

“Right now, we’re rolling well as a team and the result is great overall team play,” Massengale said.

Against the Lady Tigers of Allendale-Fairfax High, the Lady Warhorses paired impressive pitching with an offensive outburst in a lopsided sweep.

In game one, Lady Warhorses dispatched the Lady Tigers 19-0 in three innings.

In the contest, the Lady Warhorses finished with a season-high nine stolen bases. Kyra Shuler and Maleah Williams led the way with three stolen bases each.

At the plate, the team collected 11 hits. Anna Beth Grissom fueled the bats with three hits, including a double and three RBIs.

Also enjoying a good day at the plate were Kelci Brown and Alyssa Still with two hits each.

On the mound, Kelci Brown and Kylie Bridgmon saw action. Brown, who started the game striking out all six batters faced. Bridgmon came on in relief in the third inning and retired all three batters faced with two on strikeouts.

For the Lady Tigers, things didn’t get any better in the second game as the Lady Warhorses trampled them 37-0.

The Lady Warhorses recorded 19 hits with seven different players racking up multiple hits.

Kaylie Pridgen had a career day at the plate with five hits and a whopping 10 RBIs.

The Lady Warhorses had three players finishing with three hits. They included Kelci Brown, who went three for five with five RBIs and five runs scored; Meleah Williams had three hits, two RBIs and four runs scored; and K.K. Holden recorded three hits and three RBIs.

Players with two hits were Alyssa Still and Anna Beth Grissom.

Defensively, the Lady Warhorses finished with no errors committed.

The stars on the unit included Makayla Anderson, Meleah Williams, Kaylie Pridgen and Racheal Creech.

Anna Beth Grissom was flawless on the mound. She faced nine batters and not a single one of them had a hit. Grissom’s no-hitter included five strikeouts.