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Saturday, March 16, 2013
ROCKY MOUNT - Mackenzie Chitwood hit a pair of solo home runs to lead Franklin County to a 6-0 win over C.D. Hylton, which earned the Eagles the Battle of the Bases tournament title on Saturday at the Benjamin Franklin Middle School softball complex.
It was part of a big day for Chitwood, who over two games had three home runs and six RBIs.
The Eagles (4-2) finished the tournament 4-0 and allowed only four runs. Jefferson Forest also finished 4-0, but allowed seven runs.
Ashley Keith added a solo homer and an RBI-single for Franklin County.
Hali Saul allowed just four hits and two walks over seven innings in the win. Mia Lacy struck out 11, walked four and allowed four hits in the loss. Lacy also led Hylton with a pair of hits.
In their other game on Saturday, the Eagles beat Mountain View 9-1.
Chitwood had a two-run home run in that game and drove in four runs.
Sierra Naff added a two-run single for the Eagles (3-2).
Taylor Levesque doubled twice and drove in a run for Mountain View.
Kameron Cundiff allowed three hits and struck out three in a complete game win.
Hidden Valley 14, Stafford 0
ROCKY MOUNT - Mary Walters drove in three runs to lead Hidden Valley to a five-inning win over Stafford in the Battle of the Bases Tournament.
Every starter scored for the Titans (1-1) and Sophia Robinette allowed just four hits in three innings for the win.
Hidden Valley 8, Liberty Christian 5
ROCKY MOUNT - Hidden Valley (2-1) broke a 5-5 tie in the seventh inning to earn a win over Liberty Christian in the Battle of the Bases tournament.
Jordan Criss, Brooke Seale and Madi Cupp each scored a run in the seventh to give the Titans the win. Sydney Durham finished the day with two RBIs on three hits to lead Hidden Valley.
Madi Clarke led Liberty Christian with two runs scored.
Mary Walters earned the win with four innings of relief work, allowing one run on four hits.
Glenvar 5, James River 4, 8 inn.
Morgan Neal singled in Megan Ward in the bottom of the eighth to give Glenvar (2-0) a home win in eight innings.
James River (0-2) led 3-0 into the bottom of the sixth inning before Haley Green hit a grand slam to put the Highlanders up by one.
Logan Bixby scored a run and had two hits for Glenvar, and Lindsey Shotwell had two RBIs on three hits for James River.
Sarah Mullins struck out six batters and allowed only one earned run in a complete-game win.
Jessica Simmons struck out three in the loss for James River.
Liberty 1, William Byrd 0
Cassidy Hensley pitched a two-hitter, striking out eight, to lead the Minettes to a win over the host Terriers (0-3).
Hensley scored the game's lone run in the fifth.
Freshman Amber Ewers pitched a four-hitter for the Terriers.
James River 9, Glenvar 7
Hunter Thompson drove in a pair of runs as part of a five-run third inning as James River (1-1) downed host Glenvar (0-3).
The Knights scored nine runs on five hits and seven Highlander errors. Thompson earned the win with four innings of relief work.
Austin Fox drove in three runs and Josh Watts scored three times for Glenvar.
Jefferson Forest 21, Cave Spring 0
Michael Carter drove in four runs to lead Jefferson Forest (2-0) to a lopsided win over host Cave Spring (0-3).
Zach Duff drove in three runs and Cal Hodgert scored four times for the Cavaliers, which scored nine runs in the fourth inning.
J.R. Breeden earned the win with three innings of work, striking out three and walking two. Grant Snyder picked up the loss and earned the only hit for the Knights.
Glenvar 3, James River 0
Ben Sherer set up a goal by Walker Peterson to give Glenvar (1-0-1) a win over James River (0-2).
Cody Woolwine and Devonte Wilson scored a goal each to add to the Highlanders' 1-0 halftime lead.
Cory Thompson made 11 saves for Glenvar.
James River 1, Glenvar 0 (OT)
Dana Fair scored with 20 seconds left in the second overtime period to give the visiting Knights (1-2) a win over the Highlanders (1-2).
Paige Smith had eight saves for Glenvar.
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