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Belles wrap up District 7 championship

The Halifax American Belles all-stars wrapped up the Dixie Softball District 7 Tournament championship Wednesday in Brookneal with a 13-0 win over Charlotte County.

American went 3-0 in the three-team district tournament, with each win coming over Charlotte County, 13-0 on Monday, 17-0 on Tuesday and 13-0 on Wednesday.

Halifax pitching was dominant during the district tournament, with American hurler Sidney McLamb working 14 innings and allowing only one hit, while striking out 22 batters and walking three.

Erica Algood pitched two innings, allowing no runs on two hits, while striking out two batters and walking one during her time on the mound.

The Halifax American Belles travel to South Hill for the Dixie Softball state tournament starting July 20.


Halifax American 13 Charlotte County 0

Gabby Spainhour went 3-3, including a home run, double and base hit, and she collected four RBI’s in the championship game win.

Allgood slugged a home run and base hit for three RBIs, Bria McCargo had a single for two RBIs, Allison Rudder an RBI single, and Kye-Neisha Logan two hits and an RBI, while Tatianna Roberson, Lauren Spencer, Sabrina Amos, Shelbie Taylor and Skye Harlow added base hits for American in the win.

Allgood’s home run capped a six-run first inning for American, and they added two runs in the third and five in the fourth inning.

Spainhour’s two-run homer accounted for two runs in the third inning, and American scored five runs on seven hits in the fourth inning for the final margin.

McLamb held Charlotte County to no hits in five innings in the championship game, with only one Charlotte County batter reaching base, that on a walk in the fifth inning.

McLamb struck out eight batters.

Halifax American 17 Charlotte County 0

A 13-run sixth inning helped give American a 17-0 win over Charlotte County on Tuesday.

Roberson reached base on an error and scored on another error in the first inning to give American a 1-0 lead, and American added two runs in the fourth when Spainhour singled and Logan reached base on a walk, with both scoring on errors.

American added a run in the fifth when Amos hit her second of three base hits and Taylor hit a single, but American put the game away with 13 runs on five hits, three walks and five Charlotte County errors in the sixth inning.

Spencer, Amos, Allgood, Taylor and Harlow all drew walks in the inning that saw American send 17 batters to the plate.

McLamb pitched the first five innings against Charlotte County, allowing no hits while striking out seven batters and walking only one, and Allgood allowed no runs on one hit while striking out two batters and walking one in the sixth inning.