Redhawk softball falls to AC Flora in nailbiter

COLUMBIA – Makayla Drakeford pitched six innings of 2-hit ball, striking out eight at A.C. Flora Tuesday night. One of those hits was a Pressli Reynolds solo home run, and that’s all the Falcons needed to defeat the Redhawks in the Region 5-4A opener. Reynolds, who got the win in the circle, gave up four […]

Redhawk softball beats Swansea, split with Lexington & White Knoll

BLYTHEWOOD – After beating White Knoll 8-6 on March 5, Westwood’s softball team (4-3) fell 12-2 to the Timberwolves on Thursday but beat Swansea 5-2 Friday. The Redhawks split a doubleheader at 2022 5A runner up Lexington Monday. Taylor Blevins and Anna Graves were 2-for-3 and Makayla Drakeford was 2-for-4 with 2 RBI against Swansea. […]

Redhawks make college commitments

BLYTHEWOOD – Three senior Redhawks signed their Letters of Intent last Wednesday on National Signing Day. Anna Graves inked her commitment to play softball at Brevard College in North Carolina. Graves has been on the varsity softball team at Westwood for four years. She has 166 at bats, 44 hits, 41 runs, 12 RBIs, 6 […]

Westwood softball falls to Colleton County

COLLETON – Westwood’s softball team made a valiant effort to keep their postseason alive, but Colleton County’s late surge proved too much to overcome in a 10-7 loss. With the score tied 4-4 through 4 ½ innings, the Cougars scored four runs in the bottom of the fifth. Westwood (16-7-1) cut the lead to 8-7 […]

WHS softball wins 4A playoff opener

BLYTHEWOOD – A couple of firsts, and one continued winning streak came about at the Westwood softball stadium Tuesday night. The Redhawks’ 10-0, 5-inning victory over Lucy Beckham marked the first time Westwood softball opened the 4A playoffs at home. For Makayla Drakeford, her fourth-inning 2-run blast marked her first home run of the season, […]

WHS softball sweeps RNE

 BLYTHEWOOD – April has been very good for the Westwood softball team. The Redhawks rode a five-game winning streak into Tuesday night’s doubleheader against Region 5-4A rival Richland Northeast, and swept the Cavaliers 20-1 and 12-0. Those wins, along with a 17-1 victory over Ridge View April 19, a 14-11 win over Irmo Friday, and […]

Redhawks win big at Irmo

BLYTHEWOOD – The Westwood softball team got back into the swing of things with a 12-6 win at Irmo Tuesday. Azaria Belton went 3-for-6 with a grand slam home run and 5 RBI on the night to lead the Redhawks (8-5-1). Marguerite Ridgeway and Parker Horton had two hits apiece. Makayla Drakeford had two RBI. […]

WHS softball tops Ridge View

BLYTHEWOOD – The Westwood softball team fell to Lugoff-Elgin 11-2 Thursday, but closed out a 3-1 home victory over Ridge View Tuesday night. Against the Demons, Jada McConnell went 3-4 with a double and an RBI, but Lugoff-Elgin scored six runs in the fifth inning to go up 9-0. Westwood got their two runs in […]

Redhawk softball defeats Flora

LUGOFF – The Westwood softball team defeated A.C. Flora 7-4 Friday night but fell 7-0 at Lugoff-Elgin Tuesday. The Redhawks banged out 11 hits against the Falcons Friday. Azaria Belton homered and had two hits and an RBI. Izzy Ridgeway had two doubles and an RBI. Anna Graves went 2-for-4 with a double. Makayla Drakeford […]

WHS beats PAC, falls to Gray, Flora

BLYTHEWOOD – The Westwood softball team defeated Providence 12-2 Thursday, fell 12-0 at Gray Collegiate Monday, and lost 10-2 to Region 5-4A opponent A.C. Flora Tuesday. Leading 6-2 going into the seventh inning Thursday, the Redhawks tallied 6 runs in the top of the seventh to seal the win over the Panthers. Azaria Belton, Jada […]

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