Bengal softball crushes Ridge View, Spring Valley

BLYTHEWOOD – The Blythewood softball team scored 34 runs against Region 4-5A rivals Spring Valley and Ridge View in the last week.
The Bengals (11-2, 4-0) solidified their hold at the top of the region with a 16-4 rout at Spring Valley Friday, and a 18-1 drubbing at Ridge View Tuesday.

Lauren Hardy, who got the victory in the circle for the Bengals Friday, drove in four runs on two hits at the Blazers Tuesday. Other big hitters Tuesday were Josie Smith, who drove in three runs and went 3-for-3 with a double; Haley McCoy, who had 2RBI on a double and a triple; and Callie Baucom, who went 2-for-3 with a triple and three RBI.

Against Spring Valley Friday, Blythewood gave up three runs to the Vikings in the bottom of the first, but scored three in the top of the second to take a 6-3 lead. Blythewood’s 5-run fourth and 5-run fifth closed out the win over the Vikings.

Keley Swanier went 3-for-3 with a home run and 3 RBI to lead the Bengals. Hardy had two hits and tripled, Josie Smythe had two hits and doubled, Anna Fridrikson had two hits and Haley McCoy doubled.

Blythewood is at Lexington for a non-region matchup Friday.

Blythewood – 1-6-7-4  – 18-13-0

Ridge View – 0-0-1-0  – 1-4-3

WP: Josie Smith.

Hitters: Anna Fridriksson 2-2. Lauren Hardy 2-2. Callie Baucom 2-3, 3B. Haley McCoy 2-3, 2B, 3B. Josie Smythe 3-3, 2B.

Blythewood – 3-3-0-5-5 – 16-13-1

Spring Valley – 3-0-0-0-1 – 4-7-2

WP: Lauren Hardy.

Hitters: B – Kaley Swanier 3-3, HR. Lauren Hardy 2-3, 3B. Josie Smythe 2-2, 2B. Anna Fridriksson 2-2. Haley McCoy 2B. SV – Raina Palevich 2-2. Cydney Cooper 2B.

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