Lugoff-Elgin continued with its power surge as junior catcher Sophia Holland’s sixth-inning grand slam helped put away host Camden to spoil DogFest as the Lady Demons took down the hostesses, 11-3.
The Saturday morning feature came one night after both teams improved to 5-1 in conference play with Friday night victories.
On Saturday at CHS, the visitors used a five-RBI day from Holland to sweep the two-game season series with their cross-river rivals. Holland went 3-for-4 at the plate with a walk while scoring five runs. The home run was her fifth of the season.
L-E freshman Kaley Goerlich went 4-for-5 with a double and three singles. She also drove in three runs while scoring once. Fellow freshman Savannah Grigsby had a single, double and a triple while scoring two runs for James Marlow’s squad.
Junior Baleigh Lunsford picked up her 15th pitching win in 17 decisions.
The Camden offense was paced by shortstop Bri Dow who had a pair of doubles in four at-tabs. Catcher Whitley Kahler had a single and a double in four trips to the plate while scoring one of the Lady Bulldogs’ three runs.
On Friday night, Lynn Looney’s troops knocked off visiting A.C. Flora, 12-3. The victory kept the Lady Bulldogs a game behind Region 4-AAA leader Chapin which has not lost in six league games.
Also on Friday, the Lady Demons used three home runs to help knock off visiting Spring Valley, 12-2.
The win gave L-E a 5-1 mark in Region 4-4A, trailing unbeaten Blythewood. The two sides will meet for the second time this season in Blythewood on Friday night.
As for getting the sweep over the Lady Vikings, Holland, Delaney Guerrero and Bailey Douglas all went deep for the hostesses who, again, rode the right arm of Lunsford.
Guerrero, a senior, went 3-for-3 with a home run and a pair of RBI. Douglas, a freshman, went 2-for-3 while driving home two runs with Holland going yard with four RBI on the evening.