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Porter Ridge wins SCC softball tourney, improves to 25-0

(The following story is reprinted with permission from the Enquirer Journal)
Porter Ridge High will head into the 4A playoffs undefeated after a 10-0 win over Marvin Ridge in the championship game of the Southern Carolina Conference softball tournament on Monday.

The Pirates improved their record to 25-0 on the season.

Porter Ridge was never threatened. In fact, the game was shortened to five innings because of the mercy rule.

“They showed up ready and mentally into it,” said Porter Ridge coach Lael Rorie, whose team defeated MR in the first two meetings by scores of 1-0 and 6-4. “Marvin Ridge is a great ball team and I never would have thought we would put up 10 runs against them.”

PR got on the board in the first inning when Lexi Davis hit a one-out triple that scored Courtney Price. Kayleigh Jonas followed with an RBI single to put the Pirates up 2-0.

Porter Ridge put the game away with five more runs in the second.

Price had a two-out triple that scored Madison Chadwick, and came home to score on Haley Secrest’s single.


Porter Ridge's Courtney Price went 2-for-3, including this triple, and scored three runs in the title game.

Tara Loken followed with a two-RBI double that put her team ahead 6-0. PR added a seventh run on an error.

Price scored again in the third inning on a two-out single by Davis that made it 8-0.

Davis, a pitcher who has signed with Auburn, had a perfect game going into the fourth.

The Mavericks’ Madison Arroyo broke up Davis’ perfect game and no-hitter at the same time with a two-out single in the fourth.

Arroyo and Jessica Curtis both finished 1-for-2 for the Mavs.

Davis’ two-hitter marked her 16th shutout of the season. She struck out seven and didn’t issue a walk.

Jonas and Whitney Haywood scored on infield errors in the fifth to give Porter Ridge the 10 runs it needed to secure the victory.

Price, Davis and Chadwick all finished 2-for-3 for the Pirates.

“They just came out and hit the ball,” Rorie said. “And the defense was sharp. As a coach, you can’t be more proud of them.”

Marvin Ridge will enter the 3A playoffs with an 18-8 record.

Written by: Eric Rape, Sports Writer for the Enquirer Journal
Posted: May 09, 2012 by Don Mace

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