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Jayvees roll over Franklin County

SoVaNow.com / April 29, 2013
The Halifax County High School jayvee softball team rolled to a 10-5 decision over Franklin County Friday in South Boston.

Halifax provided solid run support for pitcher Sidney McLamb.

HCHS scored two runs on two hits in the first, adding three runs on three hits in the second, with two runs on three hits in the fifth and three runs on one hit in the sixth.

FCHS also hurt its cause with four errors, including three in the sixth. The Halifax bats were very active.

McLamb had a key triple in the first, while Terri Murray added an RBI single and Megan Watts had an RBI groundout.

Faith Lester had an RBI double in the second, while Lauren Chaney supplied an RBI double. Gabby Spainhour had an RBI single in the second.

Watts had an RBI double in the fifth and Katie Gregory added an RBI flyout.

Halifax capitalized on FCHS fielding mistakes in the fifth and Spainhour had an RBI flyout. Terri Murray also brought two runs home on a FC defensive miscue.

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