GREENWOOD – Nineteen Laurens Academy batters stepped to the plate on Tuesday night, and 12 struck out. Four Crusaders got hits, one sacrificed and two popped up to third base.
Twice innings ended with LA runners on second and third base, but Greenwood Christian shut out the Crusaders, 14-0, behind five proficient innings by the Hawks’ pitcher, Jessica Rearden. Katelyn Suttles took the loss.
Greenwood Christian scored two, six, one and five runs, in order, in the softball contest. Rachel Hamilton collected three of the Hawks’ eight hits, and Alex Langley added two. Kaitlyn Butler homered.
The Crusaders got a hit apiece from Julia Katherine Marlett, Florence Mitchell, Blair Quarles and Julia Kerber.