CHARLOTTE — Katelyn Dambaugh of Goose Creek shot a 1-under-par 71 to pass future University of South Carolina teammate Chelsey Couch of Ware Shoals and win the 7th Vicki DiSantis Girls’ Championship played at Pine island Country Club.
Dambaugh posted a 36-hole score of even-par 144, while Couch shot a second-round 75 to finish at 145. Dambaugh’s Pinewood Prep teammate Reona Hirai of Summerville tied for third at 146.
Five College of Charleston softball players earned all-SoCon conference honors.
“It is a tremendous honor for our players to get this recognition from the league’s coaches,” said head coach Shelly Hoerner. “We all work extremely hard as a team and this recognition is a testament to our program’s dedication.”
Stephanie Saylors (was named to the first team as a pitcher after leading the league in complete games and shutouts. She posted a 1.53 ERA this season through 1692/3 innings of work in the circle.
Amanda Lonergan was second team as a first baseman after batting .274 with 18 RBIs and a .989 fielding percentage.
Hope Klicker was a second-team pitcher as well as an all-freshman selection. Klicker had the fourth best ERA in the league at 1.94 and struck out 117 hitters against just 17 bases on balls.
Joining Klicker on the all-freshman team were Mackenzie Maplesand Allison Pedigo.
The Cougars begin play in the SoCon tournament on Wednesday against Western Carolina at 2 p.m. in Boone, N.C.
The Charleston Southern men’s basketball program will host its annual alumni game this Saturdayat Buccaneer Fieldhouse.
Head coach Barclay Radebaugh and company will welcome former CSU standouts to the Buc Dome as they return to campus.
The game is set to begin at 3 p.m.