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Berkeley tops L-E for District VIII softball title

Posted: May 3, 2018 10:12 a.m.
Updated: May 4, 2018 1:00 a.m.

Berkeley scored five runs in between a pair of two-run blasts from Lugoff-Elgin’s Kellee Branham and Bailey Douglas to hold off the visiting Lady Demons to win  the 4A District VIII softball title, 5-4, on Wenesday in Moncks Corner.

The loss capped a 20-6-1 season for James Marlow’s squad which did not list a senior  on the roster.

L-E used a second inning home run from Branham to take a quick 2-0 lead. The Lady Stags evened things with a pair in the third before scoring three times in the fifth to take a 5-2 lead.

In the top of the sixth, Douglas went yard for the seventh time this season to draw the visitors to within, 5-4, only for L-E to leave a runner on third in the top of the seventh as the game ended.

The Lady Demons, who fell to Berkeley, 6-2, in second round action Saturday, advanced to the district finals with a 10-0 win over Wilson on Monday. Emma Spradley was inside the pitching circle and recorded the shutout.

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