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American tops National in Angels showdown

Halifax American got an inside-the-park home run from Aliyah Chandler in the second inning and broke the game open with six runs in the sixth inning to beat Halifax National 7-0 Monday in the Dixie Softball District 7 Tournament in Halifax. In the driver’s seat with a 3-0 record thus far, American played once-beaten Charlotte County for the second time last night, while National played Motley in an elimination game.

Halifax American 7 Halifax National 0

American finished with six hits in the win over National, including Chandler’s solo homer.  Savanna Cabaniss hit a two-run single, Carol Fears hit a two-run triple, Jeri Tyler drew a bases-loaded walk, and Veaundra Winn hit an RBI groundout in the fourth inning for American, while Cabaniss added a double and Tyler a single.

National, held to one base runner each in the first and second innings, loaded the bases in the fourth inning on walks to Mackenzie Lawter, Sierra Nunn and Rose Spainhour but didn’t score.

Consecutive one-out hits by Jessica Auld and Sydney Wilborn and a walk to Casey Pulliam in the bottom of the fifth loaded the bases with two out for National, but a flyout ended the game.

Fears pitched four innings for American and Madison Gunn came on for the last inning, with Fears striking out nine batters and Gunn two batters.

Nunn pitched the first inning for National, with Lawter pitching the second and third innings and Cole the fourth inning, the trio striking out a combined nine batters.

Halifax American 14 Motley 10

American got a late-inning scare from Motley before advancing with a 13-8 win on Sunday.

Chandler had a double and single and scored two runs for American, while Tamiara Logan and Mollie Slate each had two base hits.

Olivia Noblin, Savanna Cabaniss and Veaundra Winn added base hits and Madison Gunn drew four walks and scored three runs for American, which scored three runs in the first inning and two in the third, before Motley responded with a run in the third inning.

Leading 5-1, American scored eight runs on six hits in the fourth inning, but Motley scored seven runs on three hits, four walks and American errors to cut the deficit to 13-7.

American added one run in the fifth inning, and Motley scored twice in its last at-bat, but it wasn’t enough.

Jeri Lynn Tyler, Logan and Tyler again toed the rubber for American, with Tyler striking out five batters.