Thursday, April 10, 2014
The Hanahan Lady Hawks made it a ballgame but could not find a chink in what has become the Berkeley Lady Stags’ impenetrable armor.
Blake Ponder’s two-run single in the fifth proved the difference in the Lady Stags’ 3-2 win in Moncks Corner on Wednesday, April 9.
Stone pitched out of a few jams to keep the Lady Hawks off the scoreboard in the complete game win, scattering six hits and allowing just one earned run while walking two and striking out one.
Lexi Samples continued to spark the offense with three hits on the night and a run scored.
In the second, the Lady Stags scored first when Peyton Svagerko led off the inning with a single to right. Svagerko advanced to second on Kinsey Hutto’s sacrifice and moved to third on a passed ball. She scored on Tori Singletary’s fielder’s choice.
Hanahan tied the score in the fifth, plating a single run before Ponder’s crucial two-run single in the home half of the inning provided Berkeley with a 3-1 lead.
Samples got the inning started with a one-out single to center. Jessica Stanley advanced Samples to second, beating out a fielder’s choice. Both players advanced on a wild pitch before Ponder’s base knock to center plated both runners.
Hanahan mounted a rally in the seventh with a run and had the go-ahead runs on base before Stone squelched the comeback with a soft fly ball to right.
The Lady Stags improved to 13-1 overall and 6-0 in Region 8-AAA.