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Defensive errors can be extremely costly in playoff softball, and the Halifax County High School varsity softball team learned that lesson Monday.
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Motley knocks Halifax American out, goes on to claim Belles district title
SoVaNow.com / June 27, 2013A strong Motley team defeated Charlotte County, 12-2, on Tuesday night to claim the district Dixie softball Belles title. Motley moves on to state tournament play.
Charlotte County reached the title game by eliminating the Halifax American Belles, with a 9-2 win on Monday night in action at the Bethune Complex in Halifax.
Halifax American could not get in sync on offense, scoring once in the first and one more run in the second.
Charlotte County scored two in the first, five in the fourth and two more in the fifth.
Olivia Noblin singled and scored in the first, with Charlotte County hurting its cause with an error. Morgan Nelson added an RBI in the second, but the locals were unable to mount a comeback effort.
Thus, the local Belles were eliminated on Monday.
HA Belles 22, Brookneal 1
The local Belles defeated Brookneal handily, with a variety of contributors.
Faith Lester walked, singled and tripled and scored three runs.
Olivia Noblin walked and scored once. Skye Harlow singled and reached on an error in the early innings and scored two runs. Taylor Jones walked and scored twice. Malasia Boyd singled and walked, and scored twice.
Sara Moser doubled and walked twice and scored two runs.
Morgan Nelson singled and walked twice and scored twice. Sydney Henderson reached by error, doubled and walked and scored twice.
McKenzie Francis was hit by a pitch, doubled and walked and scored three runs. Erica Allgood reached on two errors and scored three times in action last Sunday.
In earlier action, Charlotte County defeated the Halifax American Belles, 7-5, in a game that had to be played over two days because of rain.
Halifax fell short in this game, despite a four-run, four-hit first inning. Halifax American finished with six hits, adding one hit in the fourth and another in the sixth.
Erica Allgood worked four innings on the mound, and Morgan Nelson finished. Charlotte County got two runs in the first, four in the second, and one in the third.
Halifax American managed just one more run after its early scoring. HA picked up its final run in the fourth inning.
Olivia Noblin had an RBI double in the first, while Kennedy Dyer added an RBI single. Malasia Boyd also had an RBI groundout in the first and Taylor Jones added an RBI single.
Sara Moser walked and scored the last run in this game for Halifax American.
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