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Virginia Ponytails only unbeaten team in World Series

SoVaNow.com / August 06, 2014
The Virginia Dixie Ponytails allstars are the only remaining undefeated in team World Series action in North Myrtle Beach, S.C.

The Virginia allstars, from Halifax County, are 3-0 after coming from behind to beat South Carolina 8-7 Wednesday.

Virginia will face North Carolina Thursday at 11 a.m. If they win, they are in the championship game on Friday.

Georgia is the fourth team remaining in the tournament.

South Carolina bolted to an early edge. Abbey Martin pitched for the locals, but errors and walks hurt Virginia. South Carolina scored once in the first inning and added five in the second, despite getting one hit.

Virginia had four errors and three walks in the first two innings.

Virginia scored twice in the second, adding two more in the third.

Virginia had two in the fourth and then put the game away in the sixth with two more runs.

In the decisive sixth, with one out, Kassidy Thompson singled. Caitlyn Richardson cracked a double, giving Virginia runners on second and third with one out. Skyla Strohm stepped up and delivered a clutch game-winning double, knocking home two runs.

Kayla Townes had a single, while Raegan Ridgeway went 2-3. Autumn Younger also had a hit.

Shekeria Chandler delivered a triple with two outs, scoring two runs.

Thompson had a single and two walks, scoring three runs. Richardson went 2-for-3 and scored two runs. A. Martin had a single and a run scored. Gracie Wagstaff had a double and delivered an RBI.

On Monday, Virginia beat Florida, 3-1.

Walker had a hit and two RBI. Ridgeway pitched the first two innings and gave up one run. Wagstaff pitched the last three and did not allow any runs.

Walker did a good job putting the ball in play, reaching on an error in her second at-bat.

On Tuesday, Virginia humbled Texas, 17-3.

Thompson allowed just three runs on the mound, two earned. Ridgeway went 3-3. Townes had a single and two walks. Chandler had a hit. Walker had a big day, with two triples and a 3-for-3 mark.

Amanda Duffer also had two hits.

The Ponytails are coached by Scott Martin and assistant coaches Renee Ridgeway and Raymond Duffer.

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