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Coach Sunshine Martin holds Kamyra Woody-Giggets as Sarah Watts hugs her from behind after their slaughter-rule win. (Victor Newman photo)
SoVaNow.com / July 22, 2013
The Halifax American Darlings are enjoying a tremendous start in state tournament play.

The local all-stars have engineered a potent offensive effort in the postseason, and Saturday’s outing was never in doubt as the Darlings moved out to a 2-0 opening weekend in the state tournament.

HA blistered Prince Edward-Farmville, 22-1. The hard-hitting locals scored eight runs in the first inning, three in the second, four in the third and seven in the final inning. The mercy rule halted the proceedings.

Kamyria Woody-Jiggetts went one-for-three, while Trinity Martin was two-for-three. Sarah Watts was one-for-three, while Madison Barnes went 3-for-3. Shamya Hankins was 2-for-3, and Kylie Satterfield produced a one-for-three outing, with a three-run homer.

Ashlyn Strickland went 3-for-3 with a triple, and Lynia Reed was 3-for-3 with a two-run homer. Brittany Barksdale was 2-for-3 with a homer. Arissa Conner went one-for-three, while Savi Bailey was 2-for-3. HA finished with 20 hits.

The locals were scheduled to play host Timberlake Sunday.

In earlier action, the Halifax American Darlings stormed to a 27-1 win in its opener in the state tournament over Powhatan Friday night.

HA scored nine runs off eight hits in the first inning, including three homers. The locals added ten runs off eight hits in the second inning. Then, in the third, the Americans added eight runs off nine hits.

The locals won by slaughter rule.

Leadoff batter Kamyria Woody-Jiggetts went one-for-three, scoring three runs. No. 2 hitter Trinity Martin went 3-for-3 with a pair of home runs. Martin slugged a grand slam in the second inning. Martin finished with six RBI. Martin scored three runs.

Sarah Watts went 3-for-3, with a triple and multiple RBIs.

Madison Barnes went 3-for-3 and scored three runs. Barnes had three RBI. Shamya Hankins finished 3-for-3, including a two-run homer.

Kylie Satterfield went 2-for-3 with a solo homer. Ashlyn Strickland went 2-for-2 with a pair of runs scored. Lynia Reed contributed, going one-for-two with a two-run homer. Samatha Velazquez went one-for-two.

Brittany Barksdale went 2-for-2 with a two-run homer. Arissa Conner went 2-for-2 with a pair of singles. Savi Bailey went 2-for-2.

The Darlings allowed one hit, one run, with two errors.

Kylie Satterfield turned an unassisted double play to end the second inning.



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