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Halifax American Darlings eliminate National

Halifax American scored two runs with two outs in the bottom of the fifth inning to eliminate Halifax National 18-17 Monday night in the Dixie Softball District 7 Tournament in Halifax. American led 8-1 after one inning, but National turned the tables by outscoring American 7-1 in the second inning to trail by only 9-8 entering the third frame.

Each team scored five runs in the third inning, and both teams added two runs in the fourth inning and two runs in the fifth inning, with American’s runs coming with two outs.

Trinity Martin had a double and single, Dee Dee Jeffress, Kendall Foushee, Laura Wellons, Abby Casen, Amaya Mitchell and Christia Wood two base hits and Raegan Ridgeway and Shayna Boyd one base hit for American.

Sarah Gordon, Autumn Younger, and Delaney Hodgin each had two base hits for National, while Tori Lewis and Claudia Marable added base hits.

Foushee and Townes shared mound time for American, and Duffer was on the mound for Nationak.

Halifax American 20 Motley 6

Ridgeway and Jeffress each had a double and two singles, Boyd had three singles and Lawhorn had two base hits, as American stayed alive in the tournament with a 20-6 win over Motley on Sunday.

Mitchell added a double, and Foushee, Trinity Martin, Wellons, Kayla Townes, Woods and Abby Martin base hits for American, which scored five runs in the first, eight in the second and seven in the third inning.

Motley scored one run in the first, four in the second and one in the third, but it wasn’t enough.

Foushee was on the mound for American against Motley.

Brookneal 19 Halifax National 11

Halifax National lost to Brookneal Sunday, leaving them with one loss in the tournament and setting the stage for a rematch with Halifax American.

Gordon, Amanda Duffer and Hodgin each had two base hits for National, while Younger slugged a double, and Claudia Marable, Haley Marable and Kayla Spencer each added a base hit.

Halifax National fell behind 5-1 after one inning but closed the gap to one run at 8-7 after two innings.

Brookneal added a run in the third inning and took a 12-9 lead after four innings, adding seven runs in the top of the fifth inning.

Halifax National scored two runs in the bottom of the fifth inning, but the rally ended there.

Hodgin and Duffer were on the mound for National against Brookneal.