WHS softball team sweeps Dreher

BLYTHEWOOD – The Westwood softball team snapped a four-game losing streak with a doubleheader sweep of Dreher Thursday night.

The Redhawks held off a late Blue Devils rally to win 8-5 in the first game, then scored nine runs in the fifth inning en route to a 12-1 win in the nightcap.

Pitchers Anna Graves and Makayla Drakeford got the wins for the Redhawks.

Koreena Scott hit a 3-run home run in the fourth inning that gave Westwood an 8-1 lead.

Jada McConnell, Azaria Belton, and Olivia Burroughs each went 2-for-3 in the first game, with Belton swatting a triple and Burroughs driving in two runs. Taryn Jenkins also had two hits.

Scott had a 2-RBI double in the second game.

Westwood (9-5) plays host to Irmo April 19.

Thursday Game 1

Dreher – 0-0-0-1-4 — 5, 2, 3

Westwood – 3-0-1-4-X — 8, 9, 7

WP: Anna Graves. LP: Anna Coates.

Hitters: D – Anna Coates 3B. W – Jada McConnell 2-3. Azaria Belton 2-3, 3B. Olivia Burroughs 2-3, 2 RBI. Taryn Jenkins 2-2. Koreena Scott HR, 3 RBI.

Thursday Game 2

Westwood – 0-1-2-0-9 — 12, 7, 0

Dreher – 0-0-0-1-0 — 1, 6, 3

WP: Makayla Drakeford. LP: K Gipson.

Hitters: W – Koreena Scott 2B, 2 RBI. D – Anna Coates 3B.

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