A 10-run second inning helped the Halifax National Angels all-stars recover from their first loss of the state Dixie Angels softball tournament with a 17-4 win over Emporia on Monday.
Halifax National scored five runs in the first inning, 10 in the second and two in the third, while Emporia scratched out one run in the second and three runs in the third inning.
The 10-run second inning was keyed by doubles from Ashlyn Epperson and Ella Seamster and singles by Kynnedy Riley, Allie Payne and Hayden Rudder.
Halifax finished with 13 hits for the game, with Kyndall Richardson, Epperson and Rudder each having two hits for the game, and Emmerson Salley, Allie Payne, Lily Torian, Seamster, Kendra Hamlett, Avery Crenshaw and Riley each finishing with one hit apiece.
Epperson counted a double and triple among her hits, Rudder and Torian each had a triple, and Hamlett and Seamster each had a double.
Richardson, Rudder and Epperson finished with two RBIs apiece, and Halifax National put runners in scoring position with 11 stolen bases for the game.
Richardson had two stolen bases for the game.
Torian went the distance to get the win, allowing four runs on five hits, with five strikeouts and four walks.
Amherst 4 Halifax National 3
Halifax National suffered its first loss of the tournament on Sunday, losing 4-3 to Amherst.
Each team scored one run in the first inning, but Amherst scored twice in the second inning and once in the third to pull away to the win.
Torian, Salley and Hamlett each recorded an RBI to lead Halifax National, which recorded eight stolen bases as a team but went hitless against Amherst.
Salley led Halifax with three stolen bases, and she pitched the first two innings, allowing three runs on four hits.
Halifax National drew 14 walks for the game, with Salley and Richardson drawing three walks apiece, Payne and Kennedy Bowen two apiece and Torian, Riley, Crenshaw and Epps one apiece.
Salley allowed three runs on four hits in two innings with two strike outs.
Torian pitched the final two innings, allowing one run in the third inning.