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National, American Darlings unbeaten

Halifax American won two games and Halifax National one Friday and Saturday in the first two days of action in the Dixie Softball District 7 Tournament in Halifax.

National defeated Brookneal 17-7 on Friday and earned a bye into Sunday, while American beat Motley 25-1 on Friday and defeated Charlotte County 21-0 on Saturday.

Halifax National and Halifax American played Sunday with the winner advancing as the only unbeaten team in the tournament.


Halifax National 17 Brookneal 7

National scored seven runs in the fourth inning to pull away from Brookneal and win its opener, after plating four runs in the first, two in the second and four runs in the third inning.

Brookneal scored two runs in the first inning, two in the third and three in the fourth inning.

Peyton Wallace led National with three hits for the game, Lydia Wenzel had a double and single, and Mallory Salley, Tanaya Brandon, Ruby Long, Alyssa Glasscock and Morgan Edwards each had two hits.

Kaylee Bomar and Destiny Talbott added a hit apiece for National.


Halifax American 25 Motley 1

Shamya Hankins hit two home runs, one a fence-clearing shot in the third inning, and Trinity Martin added another in American’s win over Motley.

American scored seven runs in the first inning, nine in the second and nine runs in the third inning.

Saviana Bailey had a triple and single, Arissa Conner and Sarah Watts had two hits apiece, Madison Barnes a double and Martin, Kylie Satterfield, Lynia Reed, Samantha Velazquez, Brittany Barksdale and Kamyria Woody-Giggetts each a base hit for American.

Motley scored its run in the second inning and finished with two hits for the game, which ended after three innings.

Halifax American 21 Charlotte County 0 

Hankins hit her third home run of the tournament and added another hit, and Martin hit a triple and single in American’s shutout win over Charlotte County.

Satterfield added a pair of doubles, Woody-Giggetts, Ashlynn Strickland and Reed two base hits apiece, and Watts, Barnes, Velazquez, Barksdale, Conner and Bailey a base hit apiece in the win.

American scored four runs in the first, eight in the second and nine in the third inning, while holding Charlotte County without a run.

Charlotte County had one hit in the three-inning game.