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American 2-0, National 1-0 in Darlings tourney

The Halifax American Darlings all-stars won their first two games over Brookneal and Motley in the Dixie Softball District 7 Tournament Friday and Saturday, while their National counterparts are 1-0 after a win over Charlotte County on Friday.

Halifax American and Halifax National, the only unbeaten teams left in the tournament after Saturday, faced each other Sunday night.

Win or lose, Halifax National plays at 6 p.m. today in the double elimination tournament in Brookneal.

 

Halifax American 15 Brookneal 5

Halifax American scored one run in the first before scoring seven runs in each of the next two innings to beat Brookneal.

Brookneal scored three runs in the first inning and two in the third inning.

Kamyria Woody-Giggetts had a double and two singles, Shamya Hankins, Kirsten Wellons, Jalyn Matthews (double) and Sarah Watts two hits, and Saviana Bailey, Trinity Martin, Chantell Sjovall, Kylie Satterfield (double), Hayley Beadles and Bailey Bowen a base hit apiece in the game.

 

Halifax National 20 Charlotte County 4

Halifax National scored six runs in the first and second innings and four runs in the third and fourth innings to beat Charlotte County.

Charlotte County scored one run in the second inning, two runs in the third and one run in the fourth inning.

Janya Jackson had a home run and base hit, Kayla Spencer three hits, Samantha Anderson and Sarah Gordon each a double and single, Peyton Lowery, Madison Watkins and Corbin Stevens two base hits, Ellie Hall a double and Blair Cole, Susanna Watts, Tori Lewis and Hailey Marable a base hit apiece for American.

 

Halifax American 24 Motley 22

Halifax American held off a late-inning rally by Motley to claim a 24-22 win Saturday and remain unbeaten.

American led 10-6 after one inning and 18-6 after two frames before Motley scored six runs in the third to cut its deficit to 18-12.

Motley scored four runs in the top of the fourth to come to within 18-16, but American scored its final six runs in the bottom of the fourth to make it 24-16.

Motley scored six more runs in its last at-bat, but American held on for the win.

Martin, Madison Barnes and Sjovall each scored three runs for American, Woody-Giggetts, Bailey, Sarah Watts, Satterfield, Hankins and Wellons two runs each, and Beadles and Bowen one run apiece.