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 Orangeburg Prep Softball Starts Season Off On Winning Note, Baseball team 7-2

By Billy Baker

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Orangeburg—The Orangeburg Prep Lady Indians softball team are off to appositive start to the season with a 16-4 opening region win over Florence Christian recently and head coach and athletic director Jan Stoudnemire sees great potential in her 2019 squad.

“Our goals and expectations are to be the first in our region so that will get us a top seed in the state tournament,” said Coach Stoudenmire. “Our goal is to play for a AAA state title championship again.

“We were glad to get the first win and it is always good to get a region win over a good team in Florence Christian,” said Coach Stoudenmire. “They are very young this year. Our players stepped up and played well in all phases of the game.”

Against the Eagles talented junior pitcher Kaylee Schurlknight tossed a four-hitter from the circle in her team’s 16-4 win. Schurlknight also went 2/3 with three RBI’s in the game.

Several players had multiple hits including junior left fielder Cierra Banks wo had two hits along with junior shortstop Jo Wolfe who had two hits and scored two runs. Junior center fielder Bailey Livingston had a double, two hits and scored two runs as well.

The team’s starting first baseman is senior Kaylee Ann Bair while sophomore Anna Beth Lambrecht is at second and freshman Wren Grubbs holds down third base. Alyssa Bukszar is doing a good job catching behind the plate. Junior Lindsey Salley is starting in right field.

Coach Stoudenmire is assisted by Sam Lambrecht The pitching coach is Mr. Schurlknight.

The Indians baseball team coached by Andy Palmer is off to a 7-2 start and pitcher Josh Searson is 4-0 on the mound so far this season. We will have a full report on the baseball team next issue.

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