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HCS 11-year-old all-stars end run

The Halifax County South (HCS) Cal Ripken Baseball 11-year-old all-stars saw their run at the Cal Ripken 11-year-old state tournament come to an end Saturday with a 10-0 loss to N.E. Augusta.

HCS lost its opener 10-7 to New Kent on Thursday but rebounded with a 14-4 win over Winchester on Friday to stay alive in the double-elimination tournament, being contested at Connor Fields in Cluster Springs.


N.E. Augusta 10 HCS 0

HCS could scratch together only three hits, one each in the first, third and fourth innings in a 10-0 loss to N.E. Augusta on Saturday that eliminated them from the tournament.

Drew Lester had two base hits for HCS, one in the first inning and one in the third inning, while Jax Bosiger added a base hit in the fourth inning.

Dylan Collie reached base after being hit by a pitch in the first inning and reached base on a fielder’s choice in the third inning for HCS.

N.E. Augusta scored one run on two hits in each of the first two innings but added four runs on five hits in the third inning and four runs on four hits in the fourth inning to end the game.

Clark and Troy Ferrell shared pitching duties for HCS against N.E. Augusta, with the duo combining for three strikeouts.


HCS 14 Winchester 4

HCS pounded out 15 hits, four by Lester, as the host team stayed alive with a big win over Winchester on Friday.

HCS scored seven runs on six hits in the second inning, three runs on four hits in the third and four runs on four hits in the fourth inning to end the game.

Winchester scored one run on two hits in the second inning and three runs on three hits in the third inning.

Lester hit a single in the first inning, and Tyler Mabe, Jesse Morris, Brandon Morris, Dylan Clark (two RBIs), Lester and Bosiger (RBI) hit singles in the seven-run second inning, while Collie reached on a walk and Ferrell on an error.

Jesse Morris reached after being hit by a pitch, Lester singled, Collie hit a two-run double, and Ferrell (RBI) and Bosiger had base hits in the third inning for a 10-4 lead.

Carlton Redd hit a double, Collie (two RBIs) and Ferrell hit singles, and Lester (two RBIs) smacked a double in the fourth inning, while Tyler Newton reached on an error and Clark on a walk to produce four runs.

Redd and Collie pitched for HCS against Winchester.


New Kent 10 HCS 7

HCS rallied from an early deficit to lead 6-2 in its opener on Thursday, only to see New Kent score eight runs in the fifth inning and win 10-7.

New Kent scored one run on two hits in the first and third innings to take a 2-0 lead, but HCS, which got singles from Clark and Lester in the first inning without scoring, broke through in the third inning to tie the game.

Clark walked and Lester reached on an error before Collie smoked a line drive off the top of the fence for a two-run single to make it 2-2.

HCS took a 6-2 lead in the fourth inning when Jesse Morris singled and Clark and Lester reached on errors before Collie launched a two-run home run.

New Kent scored eight runs on five hits, including a pair of triples to take a 10-6 lead in the fifth inning, and HCS, after failing to score after a Bosiger hit and walks to Brandon Morris and Clark in the fifth, added its final run in the sixth on a walk to Collie, single by Ferrell and double by Bosiger.

HCS worked four pitchers against New Kent, with Ferrell starting the game before Clark, Lester and Collie relieved.

The four HCS pitchers combined for seven strikeouts.

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