Statesboro High School sophomore pitcher Cassidy Stephens struck out six batters and threw 54 pitches, in the Lady Blue Devils’ 8-0 win against Bradwell Institute Tuesday.
Lady Tiger Mackenzie Stewart took the four-inning shutout loss. She walked two and gave up only four earned runs.
Stewart, Sarah Hause and Leana Corrette each went 1-of-2 at bat.
Statesboro got their bats working early, largely due to the plate presence of Mackenzie Wilkerson. She went 3-for-3 at the plate, driving in two runs.
Morgan Thompson also had a big day, hitting 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Madelyn Fennell also drove in a run with an RBI double, and scored a run.
The Lady Blue Devils broke a six-game losing streak. Head coach Jim Simmons said the game gave his team confidence before they were to play region foes South Effingham, Thursday.
“That was by far our most complete game since we entered region play,” Simmons said after his team’s 8-0 win. “We had some tough losses against Richmond Hill and Effingham, but the girls have worked and are starting to come together. Their focus today was really good.”
The Bradwell girls are 1-11 overall and 0-3 in Region 3-AAAAA.
Weather permitting, the Lady Tigers will host Liberty County High School Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.
Liberty County suffered a 5-1 loss at Richmond Hill Tuesday.
Lady Panther Kathryn Carter pitched 3 1/3 innings, walking one and striking out four. Kaleigh Fisher pitched 2 2/3 innings walking one and getting one strikeout.
Fisher led at bat, going 2-for-2 with 1 RBI. Carter and Rachel Smith both went 1-for-3.
The Lady Panthers are 5-6 overall and 2-0 in Region 3-AAAA.
Statesboro Herald reporter Horace Holloman contributed to this report