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Seahawks win two going into Friday district showdown
The Lady Seahawks softball team scored a pair of decisive district wins, over Blountstown Friday and Liberty County Tuesday, as they prepare for a showdown Friday night at home against conference leader Wewahitchka.
The team upped their record to 8-5 overall, and 4-1 in district play, with a 2-1 win Tuesday against Liberty, as freshman pitcher Sarah Ham struck out 12 and walked just one, while giving up five hits and a lone run, a Bulldog homer in the top of the sixth inning.
Freshman Raegan Dempsey’s double in the bottom of the fifth drove in one of the Seahawks’ two runs that inning, the other brought home by a base hit by freshman Ryan Brown.
Senior Ariel Andrews and Ham each went 2 for 4 at the plate. The Seahawks once again committed no errors.
On Friday night, at home, Ham struck out 14 Lady Tigers, as the Seahawks downed Blountstown 15-5.
The Seahawks blew the game open with a seven-run third inning, followed by two more in the fourth, four in the fifth, and two in the sixth that gave them the needed 10-run margin that ended the game.
Ham pitched all six innings, walking only three, but those walks came in the fifth, when she gave up three runs.
“We swung the bat really well overall. Sarah dominated from the circle most of the game and also worked out of some tough spots,” said Collins. “Our defense stayed focused as we didn’t make any errors.”
The Seahawks’ 16-hit barrage was led by Brown, who went 4 for 5 at the plate, with one RBI. Andrews was 3 for 4 with one run batted in, and sophomore Taylor Mallon 2 for 4 with four runs batted in.
Ham helped her cause by going 3 for 3 from the plate, including a two-run double that narrowly missed clearing the fence. Freshman Michalyn O’Neal was 3 for 4 from the plate, with one run batted in. Dempsey was 1 for 2 with one run batted in.