Friday, March 14, 2014
Waccamaw High’s softball team rallied for two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning on Wednesday, but came up short in a 3-2 loss to St. James.
“We just waited too late to get going,” said Lady Warriors coach Scott Streiffert.
McKenzie Lugin scattered nine hits, walked two and struck out four for Waccamaw. She gave up one run in the fourth and two in the fifth.
“I thought she threw well enough to win,” Streiffert said.
Emily Heimberger, Waccamaw lead-off hitter and the sparkplug for the offense, was held hitless, but scored a run.
“They did a good job on Emily,” Streiffert said. “She was hitting over .600 coming in.”
Olivia Dunlap had three hits for Waccamaw, and Lugin, Isabelle Sanchez, Haley Butler, Sam Tansey and Jordan Lee each had one hit.
“We’re struggling a little bit offensively,” Streiffert said. “We’ve got two or three kids that are really kind of doing it all for us. Until we get more than two or three kids contributing offensively, we’re going to have nights like tonight.”
The Lady Warriors had three innings where they only sent three batters to the plate.
“[St. James] played really good defense,” Streiffert said. “The pitcher threw strikes. And they’ve got a good team. If you told me going in that we’ve give up three to them, my expectation would be that we’d have a good chance to win.”
Waccamaw was coming off a 7-4 win over Georgetown on Monday night.
Lugin pitched a complete game to pick up the win.
Dunlap had three hits and Lugin drove in four runs.