Alexis Ortiz struck out 13 in a five-inning no-hitter as Battery Creek opened the postseason with a dominant 15-0 win over visiting Loris on Thursday.
The first batter of the game reached on an error, but the Lions didn’t manage another baserunner.
Kelsey Hill was 3-for-4 with an RBI and three runs, Margaret Schubert was 3-for-3 with two runs and an RBI, and McKenzie Young was 3-for-4 with two runs for the Dolphins. Journeigh Doray added two hits, two runs, and two RBIs, Emily Crosby was 2-for-2 with an RBI and four runs, and Bailey Emmert drove in three runs.
The Dolphins (15-8-1) will host Strom Thurmond on Saturday with the winner advancing to the Class 3A District 8 championship round.