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Halifax American Darlings win title

The Halifax American Darlings all-stars took a 6-3 lead after one inning and never looked back in winning the Dixie Softball District 7 Tournament championship Wednesday with a 24-13 win over Motley.

American earned the right to play for the tournament championship with a 17-16 win over Halifax National the day before, rallying for six runs in its last at-bat.

Halifax American will represent District 7 at the Dixie Softball Darlings state tournament, beginning July 13 at Amherst.


Halifax American 24 Motley 13

Chantell Sjoval and Madison Barnes slugged home runs, and Halifax American outscored Motley in each inning to win the championship game.

American led 6-3 after one inning, 8-4 after two innings and 16-9 after three innings before adding outscoring Motley 8-4 in the fourth inning to end the game.

Sjovall hit a home run and two singles for American, while Barnes added a home run and base hit.

Kirsten Wellons hit a triple and two singles, Hayley Beadles and Kylie Satterfield each hit three singles, and Kamyria Wood-Giggetts, Saviana Bailey and Shamya Hankins each hit two singles.

Trinity Martin, Jalyn Matthews and Bailey Bowen each added a base hit for American.


Halifax American 17 Halifax National 16

A six-run rally in the top of the fifth inning gave Halifax American a 17-16 win over Halifax National, guaranteeing American a spot in the championship game.

National took a 7-5 lead after one inning, but American rallied to tie the game 10-10 after two innings.

Each team scored one run in the third inning, but National outscored American 5-0 in the fourth inning to take a 16-11 lead.

Five runs in the top of the fifth inning gave American a 16-11 advantage, but American scored six runs on five hits, including a home run by Kylie Satterfield, to take a one-run lead, which held up after National failed to score in its final at-bat.

Barnes hit the first of her two home runs for the final two games with a second inning round-tripper, and Sarah Watts hit another home run for American while adding two base hits.

Martin and Beadles each had two base hits, and Woody-Giggetts, Sjovall, Hankins, Wellons, Matthews and Bowen each added a base hit for American.

Peyton Lowery had a triple and two base hits, and Madison Watkins finished with three singles for National, while Sarah Gordon and Hailey Marable each had a triple and base hit and Kayla Spencer and Corbin Stevens each two base hits.

Blair Cole, Ellie Cole and Janya Jackson added base hits for Halifax National.