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Halifax American takes Darlings title

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Trinity Martin, playing shortstop for the Halifax American Darlings, looks to throw to first base - reflected in her glasses - during the championship game Tuesday at the Bethune Complex. (David Conner II photo) / June 27, 2013
A strong Halifax American Darlings team knocked out Brookneal Tuesday and claimed the district Darlings title in Dixie softball action in Halifax.

HA defeated Brookneal, 22-1, in the tournament final. The American all-stars earlier defeated Halifax National by the same margin Sunday.

HA wasted little time establishing its dominance, scoring eight runs in the first inning and nine in the second. HA followed with a five-run third inning.

HA had contributions throughout its batting order.

Sarah Watts did a terrific job pitching and enjoyed plenty of support.

Kamyria Woody-Giggetts singled and doubled and scored three runs. Trinity Martin reached on an error and doubled and scored twice. Sarah Watts singled twice, doubled, and scored twice. Madison Barnes doubled and scored. Shamya Hankins doubled twice and scored two runs. Kylie Satterfield reached on errors twice and scored twice. Ashlyn Strickland singled, reached on an error and scored twice.

Lynia Reed homered and tripled and scored twice, providing critical offensive spark in this win.

Samantha Velaquez singled twice and scored. Brittany Barksdale singled and scored. Arissa Conner singled and reached on an error and scored two runs. Saviana Bailey singled twice and scored twice.

Watts threw a no-hitter in the win.

Halifax National was eliminated, 7-5, by Brookneal on Monday night at the Bethune Complex by Brookneal.

HN scored once in the first, adding two runs in the third and two in the fourth.

Brookneal scored one run in the first, adding three in the third, one in the fourth and two in the fifth.

As for the Nationals, Mallory Salley singled and scored in the first, with Peyton Wallace following with a single. Tanaya Brandon hit a two-out double in the third, with Kaylee Bomar following with a double. Bre’Anna Beard also reached on a double and scored in that frame.

HN picked up two runs in the fourth, their last scoring of the night. With one out, Lydia Wenzel singled and Jaci Parham later had a key double.


HA 22, HN 1

Halifax American rolled past its county rival with ease, scoring eight runs in the first inning, 10 in the second and four in the third.

Woody-Giggetts had two singles and also reached on an error, scoring three runs.

Trinity Martin also scored three times, adding a triple and a single. She also reached on an error.

Watts, Barnes, Hankins, Satterfield, Reed and Bailey scored two runs apiece.

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