Fort Mill’s Ashley Kirby takes a swing during the Jackets game against Indian Land Thursday evening.

The Fort Mill softball team fell in a slugfest to the Indian Land Warriors in a game that saw the teams combine for 32 runs.

Indian Land won 20-12 as the two teams combined for 34 hits, 14 of which came from Fort Mill.

Fort Mill dropped to 1-1 this season as first year head coach Skyler Hoyt said she was proud of the fight her team showed.

“It really showed our heart and character,” she said. “We battled. We had quality at bats. This is a growing and rebuilding year.”

Indian Land didn’t waste any time as their first three batters got on base with a single to open the game.

A walk scored the Warriors first run and then a grand slam by Camie Myers put Indian Land up 5-0 with just one out in the first inning.

The Lady Warriors would score three more runs on two hits to end the top of the first with an 8-0 lead.

Fort Mill didn’t let the Warriors run away with it as they scored two runs on two hits in the bottom of the first. An error allowed Brooke Roserio to reach and the Lexi Verastegui would drive her in. Two batters later Vicki Lott drove in Verastegui putting a dent in Indian Land’s lead.

Indian Land added a run in the second with the help of a leadoff triple by Logan Thomas. She would be driven in by a sacrifice from Myers for her fifth RBI of the game.

Another leadoff triple in the third inning by Indian Land’s Amelia White led to the Warriors 10th run on a sacrifice.

Both teams settled in after the third inning as Fort Mill struck again in the inning. Lott doubled and was driven in by Ashley Kirby making it 10-3.

Indian Land added two more runs in the fifth inning off four hits. Riley Murphy added a two-run home run to extend the Warriors’ lead in the inning.

Fort Mill battled their way back in the game scoring three runs in the fifth off two hits. Elise Nordgren hit a two run double and a couple Indian Land errors aided the Jackets.

The rally was short lived for Fort Mill as Indian Land scored five runs in the top of the sixth with the help of the Warrior’s second grand slam of the game coming off the bat of pitcher Olivia Miller.

The Jackets didn’t go quietly as they picked up four more runs on four hits, led by a two run double from Lott to make it 17-12 in the Warriors’ favor.

Indian Land added more runs in the seventh off a Murphy two run triple.

Fort Mill was led by Lott who went 4-4 with three RBIs and two doubles. Kirby went 2-4 with two RBIs and Nordgren went 3-4 with two RBIs.

Mac Banks:, @fortprep

Fort Mill’s Haley Rogers throws a pitch during the Jackets game Thursday evening against the Indian Land Warriros.