Abbeville Softball, Dixie Lady Hornets · Lady Panthers Complete Opening Week


The Abbeville Lady Panthers softball team found their stride on opening week. The girls in garnet and gold are currently 2-1 on the season and they are swinging a hot bat as Region play looms in the near future. The Lady Panthers, led by head coach Tim Collins, played three games this past week and won two of three.

On Monday the Lady Panthers scored early and often as they defeated perennial 1A powerhouse, the Lady Hornets of Dixie High by a score of 9-4. Reghan Steifle lead the Panthers by going 2 for 4 with a homerun, three RBI’s and two runs scored. Steifle, a freshman, also pitched all seven innings for the Panthers, allowing six hits and two earned runs while striking out five. Junior Kaleigh Lollis added two doubles, while freshman Kristen Smith and senior Molly Beauford piled on doubles of their own while extending the Panther lead.

Wednesday the Lady Panthers traveled to 5A Greenwood High and dropped that game by a score of 9-4. The Lady Panthers then wrapped up the week with the 2018 home opener at Buddy Collins Field on Friday night with a  rematch against Dixie. The Panthers clicked on all cylinders on a chilly opening night as they cruised to a 10-1 victory over the Lady Hornets. Reghan Steifle shined on the mound again as she threw a two hitter, allowing only one run and striking out 13 batters. Kristen Smith went 2-4 with two runs scored and two RBI’s. Molly Beauford added two RBI’s to her season total and scored three runs in the game. Kaleigh Lollis and Haleigh Stoll each stole a base and Stoll contributed an RBI to the games total, as did sophomores Sydney Broome and Meg Botts.

The Lady Panthers were scheduled to begin region play today, but the game at Greenville Charter Tech has been postponed. The Lady Panthers will travel to Brashier Middle College on Friday for their Region opener. The first pitch of that game is scheduled for 5:30pm. Check back for more game recaps and highlights as the Lady Panthers continue their march through the 2018 season. The 2018 AHS Varsity Softball Roster is listed below.

God Bless and Go Panthers! 

#1 Sarah Beth Ferguson So.

#2 Kristen Smith Fr.

#3 Meg Botts So.

#4 Sydney Broome So.

#5 Ashlyn Gordon So.

#6 Kaleigh Lollis Jr.

#7 Reghan Steifle Fr.

#8 Talissa Cannady 8th

#13 Sydney McCurry So.

#14 Molly Beauford Sr.

#19 Lilian Smith So.

#20 Haleigh Stoll Jr.

Head Coach Tim Collins

Asst. Coaches Scott Edwards, Eric Steifle