Hawkettes coasting on softball diamond
By Rob Gantt
Special to the HSSR
HANAHAN – The Hanahan High School softball team is unbeaten this season and mostly untested, especially in region play.
The Hawkettes, coached by Katrina Moffett, hammered rival Bishop England 18-0 and 11-0 on Tuesday, April 4 and will finish region play unbeaten. They are 15-0 on heading into the Azalea Invitational Tournament on April 10-11.
They have been getting stellar pitching inside the circle from North Greenville signee MacKenzie Dyson and Drayton Siegling, a righty and lefty respectively.
Dyson, a senior, has been hampered by injury this season but has pitched some and was 19-1 last spring. Siegling is a junior.
In a 5-1 win over Timberland on March 31 – a rare competitive game this spring for the Hawkettes - Siegling fanned 13 batters and allowed three hits.
First baseman Kendall Grubb led the way with three hits while shortstop Ashley Meckley, catcher Jordan Fabian and outfielder Kaitlynn Farmer added two hits apiece.
A day earlier, the Hawkettes defeated rival Berkeley 6-2.
Siegling threw all eight innings, allowing two runs on six hits with nine strikeouts.
Grubb was 3 for 4 with two RBIs while Fabian chipped in two hits.
In the first win over Timberland, Siegling fanned 11 batters in five innings and allowed just two hits. Meckley led the way with three hits while Fabian, Grubb, Madeline Ferris and outfielder Lauren Anderson chipped in two hits apiece.
Before sweeping Timberland, the Hawkettes did the same to Manning, winning 17-1 and 12-0.
Dyson threw the first game, striking out 10 in four innings while giving up just two hits.
Offensively, they got production all throughout the lineup. Second baseman Rachel Shelley, Fabian and outfielder Ashlyn Cribb each had three hits. Shelley drove in four runs and Cribb three.
Ferris, outfielder Hannah Robinson and Meckley had two hits apiece and Grubb knocked in four runs along with Shelley.
In the second win over Manning, Siegling struck out nine while allowing one hit. She was also 3 for 3 with three RBIs. Meckley, Shelley, Robinson and Farmer all had two hits.
Another solid win was back in early March against Region 8-AAAA frontrunner Cane Bay. The Hawkettes got a shutout from Dyson and two hits each from Meckley, Fabian, Grubb and Anderson. Grubb drove in three runs.
Dyson struck out six batters and gave up four hits.