- Last Updated on 07:43 AM 07/16/12
- BY Doug Ford
The Halifax American Darlings all-stars got a walk off home run from Kamyria Wood-Giggetts in the bottom of the fifth inning Saturday to beat Prince Edward 21-20 in the Darlings state tournament in Amherst.
Halifax opened tournament play Friday with a 14-3 win over Amherst National and played Amherst American last night in an effort to remain unbeaten in the double elimination tournament.
Halifax American 21 Prince Edward 20
Giggetts’ home run capped a four-run rally in Halifax American’s last at-bat to win the game.
Prince Edward scored three runs on four hits in the first, but Halifax countered with five runs on a double by Shamya Hankins and base hits by Giggetts, Saviana Bailey, Madison Barnes, Chantell Sjovall and Kylie Satterfield.
Prince Edward scored two runs on four hits in the second, and Halifax answered with four runs on a triple by Jalyn Matthews, double by Bailey Bowen and hits from Hayley Beadles, Giggetts, Bailey and Trinity Martin.
Each team scored six runs in the third inning, Prince Edward on six hits and Halifax American on eight hits, including a home run by Bowen and singles by Sarah Watts, Sjovall, Satterfield, Hankins, Beadles, Giggetts and Bailey.
The fourth inning saw Prince Edward pull to within one run with five runs off seven hits, and Halifax posted two runs on singles by Martin, Barnes and Satterfield.
Prince Edward scored four runs on five hits in the top of the fifth to take a three-run lead, setting up American’s final at-bat.
Kirsten Wellons, Matthews and Beadles all hit singles before Giggetts’ home run to win the game for Halifax.
Watts was on the mound for all five innings in the win.
Halifax American 14 Amherst National 3
The Halifax American Darlings all-stars got off to a good start with a 14-3 win Friday over Amherst National, scoring two runs in the first inning, one run in the second, three runs in the third and eight runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to end the game.
Hits by Woody-Giggetts, Barnes and Watts gave Halifax a 2-0 lead after one inning, but Amherst tied the game with two runs on four hits in the top of the second.
Halifax scored one run in the bottom of the second on a double by Satterfield and sacrifice by Wellons, and Amherst scored its final run in the third with one run off three hits.
Halifax scored three runs in the third off hits by Bailey, Beadles and Barnes, followed by a home run by Bowen, before an eight-run uprising in the fourth inning ended the game.
Bailey slugged a double, and Sjovall, Satterfield, Hankins, Wellons, Matthews, Beadles, Giggetts and Bowen all had base hits in the fourth inning that ended the game on the run-rule.
Satterfield and Barnes each were on the mound for two innings in the win, while Martin had five putouts in the field.