Outscoring Big 8 Foes 126-0, Orange Softball Looks to Home Stretch

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Updated: April 14, 2017

So far in Big 8 Conference play, Orange has won all six of its games by a combined score of 126-0.

After Easter, things will get real.

The Panthers completed its latest series sweep by beating Chapel Hill 21-0 on Thursday at Orange Softball Field. The Panthers took the opener on Monday 28-0 over the Tigers to improve to 11-0 overall.

Orange is tied with J.F. Webb for 1st in the Big 8 at 6-0. The Warriors are 12-1 overall, its only loss against defending 2-A state champion South Granville 9-4 on March 8.

On Monday against the Tigers, Mia Davidson hit her 49th career home run and finished 2-for-5 with four RBIs. Davidson has 33 RBIs this season (1st on the team) and 135 for her career.

Freshman 1st baseman Jaden Hurdle went 3-for-4 with four runs and two RBIs, improving her team-leading average to. 594 with 17 runs and 20 RBIs. Hurdle also leads the squad with 19 hits. Senior Abby Hamlett finished 3-for-4, scoring five runs. Hamlett leads the team with 21 runs scored. Olivia Latta-Harshaw also homered, her second of the year.

Hayley Funk, Jansen Manley and Kristina Givens had multi-hit games for Orange.

Orange hosts Northwood on Tuesday at Orange. They travel to Pittsboro next Friday to complete the series against the Chargers.

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