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RALEIGH -West Bladen softball stars Alanna Ludlum and Laikyn Pait played important roles Tuesday as their Region 4 Softball Team posted two victories in the Powerade State Games at Middle Creek Park.

Pait clobbered a home run as Region 4 rolled past Region 2 13-3 in Tuesday’s first game. Ludlum knocked in 2 runs with a single and also made a catch at the rightfield fence to rob a Region 2 player of a home run.

In their second game, Region 4 defeated Region 1 17-12. Ludlum connected for two hits in the victory, while Pait walked twice and scored twice.

Region 4 will play Region 3 at 11:10 a.m. Wednesday in their final round-robin game. With their two victories on Tuesday, Region 4 has been assured of a berth in the tournament’s medal games which will begin at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday on North Carolina State’s softball field.

West Bladen Coach Joey Autry was selected to be an assistant coach for the Region 4 team but was unable to serve due to a family commitment.

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