Lady Stingers sweep Belmont Abbey JV in home opener
The Florence-Darlington Technical College Lady Stingers swept Belmont Abbey University JV 10-0 and 3-1 in the first home doubleheader of the 2021 season on Feb. 25. The Lady Stingers solidified the victory in the fifth inning during the first game of the matchup as they won 10-0. In the third inning, the Lady Stingers scored eight runs, and they followed the effort up by scoring an additional two runs in the fourth. Anna Suggs pitched all five innings as she struck out six batters and allowed only one hit and two walks. Maelyn Thompson hit two home runs throughout the game. She went 2-for-2 with 2 RBI. Serrah Ballard hit a grand slam as she went 2-for-2 with 4 RBI and two runs. Aliyah Williams earned a hit and a RBI. Lillie Baumbach, Ally Long and Anna Suggs had a hit as well. In the 3-1 victory, the Lady Stingers took the lead early as they scored two runs in the first inning. Belmont Abbey JV answered back with a run in the third, but the Lady Stingers scored the final run of the game in the fourth. Courtney Watson pitched the full, seven-inning game. While on the mound, Watson struck out five batters and allowed four hits and a run. Thompson hit a home run, and Alexis Kirby knocked a double. Long, Corley Keefe, Katie Smith and Mary Smith all had a hit.