Supremacy at stake when Bluffton, Byrnes clash in Class 4-A softball finals

newsroom@islandpacket.comMay 19, 2014 

Bluffton senior Courtney Smith pitches the ball during an April 11 game against Summerville at Bluffton High School in Bluffton.

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Softball Class 4-A State Championship Series

Bluffton Bobcats vs. Byrnes Rebels

Game 1 -- Bluffton at Byrnes, 6 p.m. Monday

Game 2 -- Byrnes at Bluffton, 6 p.m. Wednesday

Game 3 -- Bluffton vs. Byrnes, at neutral site, TBD (if necessary) Friday

Byrnes Rebels

24-4 overall, 11-3 Region 2-AAAA

Head Coach: Brandi Aiken (95-43, 5th season)

Projected Starters

P/1B Bailey Pearson -- Sr., .484, 6 HRs 37 RBIs, 12 2Bs; 1.20 ERA,13-3, 108 Ks; committed to Spartanburg Methodist

P/1B Regan Messenger -- Jr., .289, 17 RBIs; 1.40 ERA, 11-1, 70 Ks; committed to Drexel University

C Malibu Gaston -- Jr., .352, 4 HRs, 26 RBIs, 9 2Bs

2B Tatum Arboleda -- 7th grade, .405, 18 RBIs, 11 2Bs

3B Kate Burnett -- Jr., .300, 16 RBIs

SS Parker Birch -- Fr., .227, 17 RBIs

LF Christa Whitesides -- 8th grade, .342, 18 RBIs

CF Lauren Duggar -- Sr., .587, 2 HRs, 23 RBIs, 7 2Bs, 6 3Bs; committed to Furman University

RF Allison Neely -- Soph., .330, 18 RBIs, 4 3Bs, 3 2Bs

Bluffton Bobcats

27-3 overall, 9-1 Region 8-AAAA

Head Coach: Bill Ball (118-46, 8th season)

Projected Starters

CF Morganne Parker -- Sr., .561, 60 hits, 13 RBIs, 7 SBs; committed to College of Charleston

SS Jordyn Parker -- Fr., .430, 8 3Bs, 22 RBIs, 4 SBs

2B Mikyla Houghlan -- Sr., .337, 2 HRs, 27 RBIs, 4 SBs

3B Kim Kerby -- Sr., .443, 7 HRs, 44 RBIs; committed to USC Beaufort

1B Lilli Otten -- Soph., .340, 27 RBIs

P Courtney Smith -- Sr., .333, 7 2Bs, 20 RBIs; 1.10 ERA, 26-3, 269 Ks; Committed to Limestone

LF Taylor Gleason -- Fr., .327, 8 RBIs

RF Olivia Beine -- Jr., .163

C Michaela Manley -- Fr., .217, 10 RBIs

DP Amanda Dart -- Sr., .200, 6 RBIs

DP Amanda Klitzsch -- Jr., .264, 9 RBIs

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