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Halifax teams 2-1 in Darlings tournament

Halifax teams are 2-1 in the Dixie Softball District 7 Darlings tournament in Brookneal, with Halifax American and Halifax National playing Tuesday for the right to face Motley (2-1) Wednesday for the district championship.

Halifax National, the lone unbeaten team after a 21-11 win over Halifax American Sunday night, lost 16-12 to Motley the following day, leaving three teams with 2-1 records.

Motley drew the bye, forcing the Halifax teams to play the elimination game last night.


Halifax National 21 Halifax American 11

Halifax National outscored Halifax American 13-0 the final two innings to win 21-11 on Sunday.

American had built a 6-2 lead after one inning and still led 11-8 after three innings before National rallied with six runs in the fourth inning and seven more in the fifth.

Madison Watkins reached base four times and scored four runs for National, while Sarah Gordon, Kayla Spencer, Corbin Stevens, Ellie Hall, Hailey Marable, Peyton Lowery and Blair Cole each reached base two times and scored two runs.

Tori Lewis, Susanna Watts and Samantha Anderson each reached base once and scored a run for National.

Trinity Martin, Madison Barnes, Sarah Watts and Chantell Sjovall reached base twice each and scored two runs for American, while Kamyria Woody-Giggetts, Kylie Satterfield and Shamya Hankins each reached base once and scored a run.


Motley 16 Halifax National 12

Motley took the lead with a six-run third inning and went on to a 16-12 win over Halifax National on Monday.

National had taken a 5-3 lead after one inning and led 6-5 going into the third inning before Motley rallied with six runs to take a 11-9 lead.

Motley outscored National 5-1 in the fourth inning, and National added two runs in the top of the fifth inning, but it wasn’t enough.

Lowery hit a home run and a single for National, and Spencer had three hits, Lewis two triples, Hall two singles and Gordon, Stevens, Watts, Cole, Jackson and Marable a base hit apiece.