- Last Updated on 12:22 PM 04/23/12
- BY Doug Ford
The Halifax American Angels all-stars bolted to a 5-1 lead after one inning and beat South Hill 11-1 Monday in the Virginia Dixie Softball Angels State Tournament in Farmville.
Halifax American needed to win one of two games last night against Powhatan National to clinch a state title and advance to the Dixie Softball Angels World Series.
Halifax American 11 South Hill 1
Five runs on five hits and four walks in the first inning gave American a lead they’d never relinquish on the way to a 11-1 win in four innings over South Hill.
Aliyah Chandler tripled, Olivia Noblin, Madison Gunn, Carol Fears and Sidney McLamb singled, and Kennedy Dyer, Veaundra Winn, Megan Watts and Katie Gregory walked in the first inning to give American a 5-1 lead.
Chinaiya Owen, Dyer, Noblin and Gunn walked in the second to make it 6-1 in favor of American, and Dyer and Chandler singled in the third.
Those hits, along with walks to Winn, Carol Fears, Tamaira Logan, Owen and Noblin gave American a 10-1 lead after three innings.
Gregory reached base after being hit by a pitch, and McLamb singled in the fourth, with Gregory eventually scoring the final run of the game.
Fears pitched the first inning for American, with Gregory hurling the final three frames. Fears struck out one batter and Gregory struck out four batters in the game.
Halifax American 8 Powhatan National 5
Chandler tripled and singled, Noblin had two base hits, Blair Bomar and Owen doubled, and Dyer, Watts and Logan singled during American’s win over Powhatan National.
American took a 2-1 lead after one inning on Chandler’s triple, Noblin’s single and a walk to Dyer, and American added a run in the second on a walk to Winn and double by Bomar.
Five runs in the fourth inning made it 8-1, with Owen hitting a double, Watts and Logan hitting singles and Winn and Fears drawing walks.
Powhatan added four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning, but American had enough cushion to take home the win.
Fears started the game on the mound for American and hurled the first two innings, before Gregory came on to pitch the final three innings.
Fears struck out two batters and Gregory fanned six.