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HCMS softball dominates Martinsville 19-0, 18-0

SoVaNow.com / March 12, 2020


The Halifax County Middle School softball team dominated Martinsville at South Boston’s Day Complex to win Tuesday’s double-header 19-0 and 18-0.

In the 19-0 win Halifax plated 12 runs in the first inning. The first stanza saw Lion players Kenley Staton and Salen Flora bang out homeruns.

Hitting singles in the frame were Gabby Easley, Emma Price, Abigail Conner, and Jordan Allen. Hannah Ellixson had a double as did Payne.

Easley, Payne and Staton had two runs each in the inning. Ellixson, Conner, Allen, Flora, Cadance Howerton and Evelyn Farmer comprised the balance of the 12-run block.

Halifax posted seven runs in the second to close out their offense. Price, Conner and Howerton scattered singles. Easley had a homer plating three base runners; Allen also knocked a homer plating two runs for the 19-0 win.

Easley, Payne, Ellixson, Allen, Farmer, Conner and Howerton scored the seven runs. Flora earned the win from the circle.

In the 18-0 win, Halifax again plated 12 runs in the first inning and finished with six in the second. Payne had a homerun in the second as did Emma Shepperd.

The team collected eight singles and two doubles in the win. Scoring were Avarie Bowen with three runs, Lexi Swillie (2), Abby Duffer (3), Olivia Seamster (2), Shepperd (3), Hannah Abbott (1), Ellixson (2) and Conner with two runs. Blakely Martin was left on base twice in the game.

Halifax was scheduled to play Patrick County Wednesday.

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