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HN Angels punch world series ticket

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The Halifax National Angels won the state X-play tournament. Players and coaches show off their trophy after a win over Powhatan Monday. (Submitted photo)
SoVaNow.com / July 18, 2013
The Halifax County National Angels have won the X-play state title.

Now, the local Dixie Softball all-stars are headed to Louisiana, arriving Aug. 2. The World Series opener is against South Carolina.

The National Angels downed Powhatan, 8-5, on Monday night to secure the state crown.

The Halifax County representatives got solid pitching. Amanda Duffer worked two innings, fanning three batters. She walked two, while allowing five hits and five runs.

Reliever Gracie Wagstaff got the win.

She went three innings, fanning eight of the ten batters she faced in a remarkable stint. She had a hitless, scoreless outing for the Nationals.

The offense provided plenty of support.

Leadoff batter Sarah Gordon had three hits and two RBI. Amanda Duffer had one hit, and she was also hit by a pitch. She scored one run.

Autumn Younger added a triple and scored a run. Kaitlyn Richardson had a double and a triple and two RBI.

Madison Watkins walked, and Claudia Marable had one hit. Hailey Marable had one walk, while Susanna Watts had a hit and scored a run. Kayla Spencer had two hits and scored a pair of runs. Tori Lewis had one walk. Younger cracked an RBI triple and Richardson pounded a run-scoring double to spark the two-run first for the Nationals.

The local all-stars added four runs in the third. Richardson smacked a two-run triple and Amanda Duffer had an RBI single.

Gordon added a two-run single to spark the local all-stars in the fifth inning.

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