The Timberland High School softball team made a statement in its last region game.
The Lady Wolves needed a game-winning RBI from Tori Rose late in the game to slip past Oceanside Collegiate in the first encounter between the two teams but cruised by Oceanside on Wednesday, April 3, locking up the Region 6-AA championship with a convincing 9-1 victory.
“I truly believe with what was at stake in this game it meant a little more than usual and these girls stepped it up a notch,” Timberland coach Ben Lailson said. “I am extremely proud of each and every young lady on this team.”
Pitcher Abby Prince threw a two-hitter and struck out eight batters and the Lady Wolves finished with 11 hits. Timberland was dialed in, playing clean on defense and executing at the plate.
“The girls had a special motivation for tonight’s game,” Lailson said. “They had a different mindset to them. They really wanted it. The first meeting against them we didn’t play well. We had a few errors and didn’t hit the ball as well as we had been. It was an off night and that happens from time to time but I’m not taking anything away from Oceanside. They have a good team and they’re competitive.”
The Lady Wolves travel to Hanahan on April 11 and Burke on April 12 before ending the regular season in the Palmetto Invitational on April 19-20.