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South Hill tops PE-Farmville, drops out with Clarksville loss / June 26, 2019

The South Hill Ponytails defeated Prince Edward-Farmville, 11-4, on Saturday to extend their run through the Dixie Softball District 1 tournament as each team faced elimination in the game.

This matchup was close throughout the first two innings. South Hill posted one run at the top of the first.

With one out, Meredith Graham drew the walk to advance to first base. Graham stole second and was sent to third on a 1-3 out by Cat Edwards. Abby Clary smacked a double to the centerfield wall, plating Graham for the 1-0 score.

PE matched that run in the bottom of the first to knot the game at 1-1.

South Hill remained silent in the second inning, as Emily Haislip reached base on an error but was left stranded on third base.

PE posted its second score of the game after they had a batter walk and come home on an RBI hit. After taking the 2-1 lead, that would be the final time PE led the game.

South Hill pounced in the third inning for six runs off three hits and four walks, aided by a couple of untimely PE errors. Olivia Evans, Edwards (single), Clary (single), Ainsley Smiley (single), Elizabeth Mann and Maryia Duncan posted the runs for South Hill.

South Hill was quiet in the fourth but closed out the game with three runs in the fifth and one run in the sixth inning. PE posted its final two scores in the sixth inning for the 11-4 loss.

Crewe-Burkeville 7, South Hill 5

Crewe-Burkeville moved out to the 4-0 lead through the first two innings of the two teams’ opener on Friday night. CB went on to score one run each in the third, fourth and fifth innings.

South Hill posted three runs over the same frame and had a two-run sixth inning. But it wouldn’t be enough to take down C-B as South Hill lost by two runs, 7-5 to drop down to the losers’ brackets.

Ponytails’ season ends

The South Hill Ponytails All-Stars’ season came to an end on Monday night when they lost to Clarksville, 8-7. Clarksville advanced to the championship game.

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