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Lady Mustangs continue dominance
SEHS pounds Burke, Liberty
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South Effingham’s Ciara Knowles prepares for the play at right field. - photo by Photo by David Faircloth

South Effingham’s softball team continued its Region 3-AAA South dominance, defeating Liberty County 7-0 on Monday and Burke County 26-0 in five innings on Tuesday. Both games were on the road.

The Lady Mustangs improved to 15-10-1 overall and 7-0 in the subregion.

In the win over Liberty County, Allison Kirkland pitched a complete game, allowing only one hit and two walks. She struck out 16 batters.

Liberty’s Cassie Standard also pitched well. She did not give up a run until the fifth inning.

Sarah Parker and Austin Oglesby led the Lady Mustangs at the plate with two hits each.

Casey Johnson pitched a complete game in the win over Burke County, allowing three hits and striking out nine.

South Effingham erupted for 15 runs in the fifth inning.

Six Lady Mustangs had multi-hit games, including Alexis Mercer, Lindsey Brichacek, Joni Lynn, Oglesby, Maria Godinez and Laura Bryant.

The Lady Mustangs host Hephzibah at noon on Saturday in a double-header. Subregion play concludes on Tuesday against Liberty County. Game time is 6 p.m.

SEHS    000    030    4     —     7    8    0
LCHS    000    000    0    —     0    1    2
W — Allison Kirkland (2-6-1).  L — Cassie Standard.
SEHS leading hitters: Katie Rietkovich, 1-2, R, BB, 3 SB; Crystal Sellers, 1-2, RBI, BB, SAC; Ciara Knowles, 1-2, 2 R, BB, HBP, SB; Sarah Parker, 2-4, R, 2 RBI; Austin Oglesby, 2-4, 2B, RBI.

SEHS    425    0 15    —     26    23    0
BCHS    000    00    —     0    3    3
W — Casey Johnson (7-0).  L — Mallori Shaw.
SEHS leading hitters: Sally Faircloth, 1-2, R, 2 RBI; Alexis Mercer, 2-3, 2 R; RBI; Lindsey Brichacek, 2-2, R, RBI; Joni Lynn, 4-5, 3 R; 4 RBI; Austin Oglesby, 3-5, 2 R, 3 RBI; Maria Godinez, 3-5, 3 R, 2 RBI; Laura Bryant 3-5, 2 R, 3 RBI.