The Virginia champion Halifax County Debs Dixie Softball all-star team is headed home after falling 12-2 to Tennessee Monday night in an elimination game in the Dixie Softball Debs World Series in Hopkins County, Texas.

While Halifax County was eliminated from the World Series with the loss, Halifax County came away with one win, a 5-4 victory over Alabama, in an elimination game on Sunday.

In Sunday’s win, Halifax County led 5-0 and staved off a four-run rally by Alabama that allowed it to draw to within a run as the game neared its end.

Halifax County took the lead in the first inning when Kennedy Dyer smacked a run-scoring single. That hit was the first hit of the game for Dyer who finished with a 3-3 effort at the plate that included a pair of doubles.

The Halifax County Debs had seven hits in the game, with Alyssa Glasscock, Skye Newcomb, Skylar Hoskins and Savannah Farrar each getting one hit.

Destiny Talbott picked up the win on the mound for Halifax County. Talbott pitched the first five innings, striking out three batters and allowing five hits and two earned runs during her stint.

Gracie Wagstaff got the save, pitching the last two innings and allowing three hits and two earned runs in the span.

Sunday night’s win propelled Halifax County into another elimination game on Monday night. Halifax County wasn’t as fortunate in that game, losing a 10-run contest to Tennessee.

The Virginia champion Halifax County Debs had eight hits in the game, with Dyer and Glasscock leading Halifax County with two hits each. Talbott, Newcomb, Hayley Beadles and Shareika Puryear all had one hit each.

Halifax County used five pitchers in the game. Beadles started the game on the mound and yielded two hits and three runs in one-third of an inning. Wagstaff, Dyer, Talbott and Farrar also saw time on the mound. Wagstaff had the longest stint, throwing three innings and allowing seven runs, three of them earned runs, and seven hits.

Tennessee jumped on top early with three runs in the first inning and closed out the game with three runs in the sixth inning.

Joe Chandler is the sports editor for The Gazette-Virginian. Contact him at jchandler@gazettevirginian.com.

Joe Chandler is the sports editor for The Gazette-Virginian. Contact him at jchandler@gazettevirginian.com