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Angels drop first game to Louisiana

An eight-run second inning proved to be too much for the Halifax American Angels all-stars to overcome, and they dropped their World Series opener 10-3 to Louisiana Saturday in South Hill. Halifax American played Mississippi yesterday in an effort to stay alive in the World Series.

Two base hits and an American error gave Louisiana a 1-0 lead after one inning, and three hits and five walks helped Louisiana score eight runs an inning later to make it 9-0.

Held to one hit, a second-inning bunt single by Jeri Lynn Tyler, Halifax American rallied with three runs in the bottom of the third inning, starting with walks to Cassidy Walker, Lauryn Chappell and Hailie Lawhorn.

Madison Gunn hit a two-run single, and Aliyah Chandler followed with a run-scoring single to cut the deficit to 9-3.

Louisiana tacked on a run on an error and base hit in the top of the fourth inning for the final tally of the game.

Halifax American finished with three base hits for the game, two in the third inning, compared to six for Louisiana, and American hurlers Carol Fears, Gunn and Tyler had a combined six strikeouts.

Lawhorn drew a total of two walks for the game and reached base on an error, while Chappell reached base twice, one on a walk, and Mollie Slate, Savanna Cabaniss, Walker and Olivia Noblin each reached base on walks.