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2013 Florence-Darlington Softball Brings in Top Honors

The Lady Stingers had a breakout season this year. They won the NJCAA Region X Regular Season and are nationally ranked at #14 at the end of the regular season. The softball program's success marks nine years of top finishes, but the 2013 season captured a record breaking year!

The team played 42 games beginning in early February and completed the regular season at home against pre-season NJCAA ranked #14 Patrick Henry CC. The Lady Stingers won both of the home games by scores of 7-2 and 8-0.

The team received its first national ranking on 3/27/13 as NJCAA #14. Throughout the season and for the next four weeks, the team was nationally ranked as high as #13. Two members of the team were awarded the region's highest honors as Pitcher of the Year and Player of the Year and are were nominated for NJCAA All American status. Tech was highlighted with it's first ALL American noted by the NJCAA. The team completed the season ranked in the following categories-

  • Shutouts- 2 (NJCAA #5)
  • Slugging %- .529 (NJCAA #22)
  • Home Runs- 2 (NJCAA #27)
  • Batting Avg- .367 (NJCAA #27)
  • Runs- 2 (NJCAA #34)
  • Hits- 2 (NJCAA #42)

The winning percentage for the team was .900 (18 wins and 2 losses) in region play and .762 with an overall record of 32 wins and 10 losses.

The 2013 Season was truly a remarkable record breaking year and made the history books at Tech with many of the players garnishing region and school awards.

Tech Honorees-

  • Top Freshmen Award - Morgon Farmer- pitcher (Wilson, NC)
    Taylor Norton- infielder (Virginia Beach, VA)
  • Most Improved Award - Ashley Chambers- outfielder (Pageland, SC)
    Lindsey Wright - outfielder (Laurel Hill, NC)
  • Most Valuable Player - Kayla Wright- infielder/ pitcher (McColl, SC)
  • Impact Player - Amber Suggs- infielder/pitcher (Lakeview, SC)

Region Honorees-

  • Region X 1st Team - Taylor Norton- infielder (Virginia Beach, VA)
    Morgan Farmer- pitcher (Wilson, NC)
    Courtney Burns- infielder (Sylvania, GA)
    Kayla Wright- infielder/pitcher (McColl, SC)
    Ashley Chambers- outfielder (Pageland, SC)
  • Region X 2nd Team - Amber Suggs- infielder (Lakeview, SC)
  • Region X Tournament Team - Ashley Chambers- outfielder (Pageland, SC)
    Morgan Farmer- pitcher (Wilson, NC)
    Hillary Beckett- catcher (Florence, SC)
    Mary Deneke- infielder (Greer, SC)
  • Region X Pitcher of the Year - Morgan Farmer (Wilson, NC)
  • Region X Player of the Year - Kayla Wright (McColl, SC)
  • NJCAA All American Nominee(s) - Morgan Farmer (Wilson, NC)
  • NJCAA All American - Kayla Wright (McColl, SC)

The team completed the season with a 2-2 record at the Region X Tournament held in Burlington, NC, last weekend. The Lady Stingers fell short in winning the region tournament and advancing to the NJCAA District Tournament in Nashville, TN, held on May 10, 2013.

Congratulations to the Lady Stingers on a GREAT SEASON!! Go Lady Stingers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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