HS SB: Cougars sweep Seahawks to open region slate

Colleton County softball started Region 7-4A play in dominant fashion this week with a pair of convincing wins over Hilton Head High.

The Cougars scored at least three runs in each inning of a 16-1 road win over the Seahawks on Monday and hammered out 14 hits in an 18-1 home victory Wednesday.

Colleton ace Whitley Weathers was dominant in both contests, pitching eight innings and allowing just two runs and three hits with 14 strikeouts and one walk. Weathers struck out nine Seahawks in the opener, allowing one run and two hits in a four-inning complete game. She went four innings in the finale, as well, striking out five and walking one while allowing one run and one hit before Sydney Howard worked a scoreless fifth.

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Makayla Chisolm led the Cougars at the plate Monday, going 3-for-4 with two doubles and five RBIs, while Jordan Slocum was 2-for-2 with a double, a triple, two walks, three RBIs, and four runs, and Weathers helped herself with a 2-for-3 night and three RBIs.  

Reagan Marchant and Leah Anderson had the only hits for Hilton Head in game one.

The Cougars kept the bats ringing Wednesday, as Weathers was 3-for-4 with a triple and three RBIs, Shamorie Overton went 2-for-3 with a double and three RBIs, and Shandi Brown was 2-for-4 with a homer and two RBIs. Mackenzie Pellum was 2-for-3 with two runs and three RBIs, Chisolm had two hits and an RBI, and Lanasia Sanders drove in two with a triple.

Anna Walling had two hits, and Marchant had a triple for the Seahawks in the finale.

The Cougars (3-0, 2-0) travel to Hanahan for a non-region matchup Friday. 

The Seahawks (0-4, 0-4) play a non-region contest at Timberland on Friday. 

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