- Last Updated on 12:22 PM 04/23/12
- BY Doug Ford
It’s been feast or famine thus far in the Dixie Softball Debs World Series for Halifax American, which lost its opener 13-2 to Louisiana before rebounding with a 15-2 win over Tennessee. Halifax led Louisiana 2-1 going into the fourth inning but gave up 12 runs in the bottom of that frame to lose the opener, but slugged four home runs in its next game against Tennessee to stay alive in the World Series.
Halifax American 15 Tennessee 2
Jennifer Lacks, Johanna Spencer, Caitlin Lawhorn and Kisha Crowder all hit home runs, and Halifax American finished with 15 hits overall in beating Tennessee.
Halifax American scored three runs in the first, three in the second, four in the third and five runs in the fourth inning, while Tennessee posted a run each in the first and fourth innings.
Lacks slugged a two-run homer in the first, Spencer a solo home run in the third, Lawhorn a solo homer in the fourth and Crowder a two-run home run in the third inning for American.
Jamilia Smith was 3-3 at the plate for American, including a double and two base hits, while Lacks and Spencer each added base hits, Whitney Womack two singles, Jameshia Smith a single and RBI sacrifice fly, and Dalyn Hall, Katie Barnett and Kim Snead hits.
Lacks gave up one run in the first three innings of work on the mound, while Hall gave up one run in two innings.
Louisiana 13 Halifax American 2
Halifax American held a 2-1 lead after two innings, but Louisiana erupted for 12 runs in the fourth inning to deny American a win in its opener by a 13-2 score.
American scored both its runs in the second inning when Barnett doubled, Lawhorn reached on an error and Womack singled, with Lawhorn later scoring on a passed ball.
Louisiana scored one run in the first inning but added 12 in the fourth inning to end the game.
Spencer and Barnett each added a base hit for Halifax American.