Lady Warriors eye 14th Invitational title

  • Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Chris Sokoloski/South Strand News Waccamaw High’s Madison Homnick sscores against Johnsonville during last year’s Waccamaw Invitational. This year’s tournament in Friday and Saturday.

The Waccamaw Invitational returns to Warrior Field at Waccamaw High School on Friday and Saturday.

The Lady Warriors have won the title 13 times in 16 years and been runners-up twice.

Waccamaw is 11-7 this season, with one-run losses to Dillon (twice), Aynor and St. James.

“I don’t think our record is indicative of how we’ve played,” said coach Scott Streiffert. “We’ve lost a lot of close games against good teams.”

Streiffert said this year’s squad is the best defense Waccamaw has ever fielded.

It is possible the Lady Warriors will play nine games in the next six days.

Waccamaw travels to Loris tonight, plays twice on Friday, will play a minimum of two games, possibly three, on Saturday, could play a double-header against Aynor on Monday, and faces off against Georgetown on Tuesday.

“We have not consistently got to play a whole lot,” Streiffert said. “I think it will be great for us to just play.”

The coach is hoping all the games will give Waccamaw some momentum going into the playoffs, which start May 1.

The Waccamaw Invitational schedule is:

Friday: Waccamaw vs. Johnsonville, 1 p.m.; Johnsonville vs. Carvers Bay, 3 p.m.; Carvers Bay vs. Hannah-Pamplico, 5 p.m.; Hannah-Pamplico vs. Whale Branch, 7 p.m.; Whale Branch vs. Waccamaw, 9 p.m.

Saturday: Waccamaw vs. Hannah-Pamplico, 10 a.m.; Hannah-Pamplico vs. Johnsonville, noon; Johnsonville vs. Whale Branch, 2 p.m.; Whale Branch vs. Carvers Bay, 4 p.m.; Carvers Bay vs. Waccamaw, 6 p.m.; championship game, 8 p.m.

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