- Last Updated on 12:22 PM 04/23/12
- BY Doug Ford
The Halifax American Angels all-star team won its first two games at the Virginia Dixie Softball Angels state tournament in Farmville, rallying from a 2-2 tie in its opener on Friday to beat Carroll County 9-2 in six innings and following that up with a 11-1 win in three innings against Amherst National on Saturday. Halifax American played a key game last night against Powhatan in an effort to stay in the driver’s seat as the only unbeaten team in the tournament.
Halifax American 11 Amherst National 1
Kennedy Dyer’s triple capped a four-run third inning that ended the game under the mercy rule and give Halifax American an 11-1 win over Amherst National.
Singles by Olivia Noblin, Aliyah Chandler and Carol Fears and a walk to Dyer helped give American a 1-0 lead after one inning.
Amherst National scored a run on three walks and a base hit in the top of the second, but a triple by Veaundra Winn and singles by Megan Watts, Blair Bomar, Tamaira Logan, Chandler, Madison Gunn and Fears combined with walks to Chinaiya Owen and Noblin made it 7-1 after two innings.
Four runs in the third helped end the game, with Winn, Katie Gregory Logan and Owen drawing walks and Dyer hitting her triple.
Fears hurled the first two innings for American, and Gregory came on for the third inning, with Fears recording three strikeouts and Gregory two.
Halifax American 9 Carroll County 2
American exploded for seven runs on six hits in the top of the sixth inning to break a 2-2 tie and beat Carroll County.
Each team scored twice in the third inning, with walks to Winn, Gregory and Dyer, a single by Watts and a double by Logan giving American two runs and a walk, single and American error giving Carroll County two runs in the bottom of the inning.
American scored seven runs off six hits and three walks in the top of the sixth inning to win the game, with Logan drawing a walk, Dyer hitting a triple, Olivia Noblin a double, Chandler and Gunn singles, Fears drawing a walk, Sidney McLamb slugging a double, Winn drawing a walk and Watts hitting a single.
That made it 9-2 and Carroll County could not answer in the bottom of the sixth.
Fears, Gregory and McLamb each pitched two innings for American, with Fears striking out one batter, Gregory two and McLamb five Carroll County batters.