ORANGEBURG, SC (February 10, 2023) – The reigning Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) champion Claflin Lady Panthers (1-0) opened the 2023 season in style when the team took a dominating 14-3 win over the Allen (S.C.) Yellowjackets (0-1), Sunday afternoon.
The Lady Panthers clicked on all cylinders to claim the win. As a team, the Lady Panthers benefitted from three Yellowjacket errors and eight hits. Senior pitcher Jaelyn Jackson led the way for the Lady Panthers, going two-for-two at the plate with a walk and three runs scored and two runs batted in (RBI) in the game.
Jackson (1-0) wasn’t done as she also had a great pitching performance in the game. She started the game and threw all five innings of the game. She finished with nine strikeouts and only one earned run allowed.
With the win, the Lady Panthers open the 2023 season with a 1-0 overall record. The two teams would go on to complete the doubleheader later in the day. For more information on Lady Panthers softball, contact the Claflin University Office of Athletics Media Relations at (803) 535-5548 or log on to www.athletics.claflin.edu.