Magic Run Comes to an End

The Dentsville girls take their flag off the field Tuesday following their final game in the World Series in Georgetown.

It’s been quite a run for the Dentsville Youth Baseball Softball League (DYBSL) 10U All-Stars, a run that saw them crowned state champions last month in the Dixie Softball League tournament in Hanahan and took them to the Dixie Softball World Series in Georgetown.

Tuesday night, that run came to an end in the Series quarterfinals, falling 6-4 to North Carolina to finish third out of 11 teams.

The Dentsville girls, which includes four girls from Blythewood (Maddie Dinkins, Kendall Parker, Emily Babbitt and Grace Campbell), were down 2-1 early Tuesday night, but a three-run homer by Parker got them off the deck and into the lead, 4-2, in the fourth. But in the fifth inning, N.C. proved why they were undefeated in tournament play, as they cobbled together a rally, playing a pair and never relinquishing the lead. N.C. was scheduled to face Georgia in the championship round Wednesday night.

Parker’s home run was her first to clear the fences and the second by a Blythewood representative versus N.C. Saturday, Babbitt went long in Dentsville’s first match-up against N.C., a game Dentsville also dropped 4-3.

In spite of that opening round loss, Dentsville bounced back Sunday for an 11-1 win over Mississippi. Monday, they dropped Texas 10-1 and Florida 3-1 to advance to Tuesday’s Final Four.

This was the first girls softball squad from Dentsville to advance to the World Series.