Dutch Fork opened the softball season last week with a 3-1 performance at the preseason Snowball Classic tournament hosted by Hillcrest.
The Silver Foxes defeated St. Joseph’s (16-0), Daniel (5-0) and Riverside (18-1) before dropped a 5-4 decision to Mauldin in the championship game.
All-state candidate Haley Elkins had a big offensive performance with nine hits in 12 tournament at bats, including two home runs. The Charleston Southern-bound senior scored nine runs and drove in 12.
Teammates Cassidy Piccirillo (.600, 3 runs, 5 RBI), Jenna Elkins (.462, 2 runs, 4 RBI), Madi Brown (.462, 6 runs, 6 RBI) and Sydney Moss (.455, 5 runs, 3 RBI) also put up impressive offensive numbers.