Westwood baseball, softball end benchmark seasons

BLYTHEWOOD – The Westwood baseball and softball teams watched their benchmark seasons come to an end last week.

The Westwood baseball team was eliminated in the District 3 upper state tournament with an 11-1 loss in six innings at Westside Thursday. The Westwood softball team went 1-2 in its District 3 tournament, with its final loss coming Monday in a 12-1 loss at Westside.

Redhawks baseball (12-13) won its first tournament earlier in the season, and finished 12-11 for its first winning regular season in the history of the school. As the fourth-place team in Region 4-4A, Westwood traveled to Catawba Ridge and lost 13-6 last Tuesday, then fell Thursday in the losers’ bracket game. Sam Williams went 2-for-2.

Westwood softball (13-10) fell 6-0 at Catawba Ridge Wednesday, but recovered in an 11-0, 5-inning shutout at Laurens Saturday. Makayla Drakeford no-hit the Raiders and was 2-for-3 with a double and 4 runs batted in. Alivia Hodges and Jada McConnell had three hits apiece, with McConnell doubling. Azaria Belton tripled.

Westside one-hit the Redhawks in Monday’s game and topped Westwood 12-1 in six innings.

Baseball

Thursday

Westwood – 0-1-0-0-0-0 — 1, 3, 3

Westside – 0-0-3-5-1-2- — 11, 11, 2

WP: Jacob Kurkus. LP: Colby Linn.

Hitters: W – Sam Williams 2-2. WS – Camden Crosby 2-4, 3 RBI. Jaxon Thomas 3-3, HR. Quincy McFadden 3-4. Elijah Grant 3B.

Softball

Monday

Westwood – 0-0-0-0-0-1 — 1, 1, 1

Westside   – 4-0-1-1-0-6 — 12, 11, 2

WP: Savannah Coyne. LP: Makayla Drakeford.

Hitters: WS – Aziyah Bell 2-4, 2RBI. Kenzie Vermillion 2-3, 2B, 2 RBI. Savannah Coyne 2-4, 2 RBI. Cadence Cribb 2-3, 2 RBI. Camryn Dutton 2B. Mackinzie Jefferson 2B, 2 RBI.

Saturday

Westwood – 5-0-0-2-4 — 11, 13, 0

Laurens – 0-0-0-0-0 — 0, 0, 6

WP: Makayla Drakeford. LP: Payton Herring.

Hitters: W – Alivia Hodges 3-4. Jada McConnell 3-3, 2B. Mikayla Drakeford 2-3, 2B, 4RBI. Azaria Belton 3B.

Wednesday

Westwood – 0-0-0-0-0-0-0 — 0, 1, 1

Catawba Ridge – 0-2-0-1-3-0-X — 6, 4, 0

WP: Chloe Burger. LP: Makayla Drakeford.

Hitters: W – Makayla Drakeford 2B. C – Sarah Rochleau 2-3, 2B. Kendra Murray 2B

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