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Bladen County Sports

A 5-run second inning rallied the Slammers to a 9-5 victory over the Comets Thursday night in Bladen Recreation 13-16 Softball action at County Park.

The Comets grabbed a 2-0 lead in the first inning. Alyssa Suggs was hit by a pitch, and Demeary Britt walked. Olivia Hollingsworth’s fielder’s choice plated Suggs, and after Hannah Hill walked, Carlie West’s fielder’s choice scored Britt.

The Slammers answered with 4 runs in the home first. Abbie Cross walked, Izzy Smith was hit by a pitch, and Nesiah Davis-McKoy walked.

Alayna Weeks cracked a single that scored Cross and Smith. Gracyn Martin’s fielder’s choice plated Davis-McKoy, and Weeks scored the final run of the inning.

The Comets rallied with 3 runs in the second to take the 5-4 lead. Halie Mason belted a single, and Suggs was hit by a pitch.

Britt swatted a single to rightfield that drove in Mason, and Hollingsworth smacked a single that scored Suggs. Hill knocked in Britt with a single.

Kristen Starkloff, Jaya Howell and Ruth Ward drew walks to start the Slammer second inning. Parker smoked a 2-run double to leftfield that plated Starkloff and Howell.

Cross walked, and Davis-McKoy reached base on a fielder’s choice. Parker, Cross and Davis-McKoy scored on errors.

Parker’s 2-run double led the Slammer hitters. Weeks connected for the 2-run single. Jordan Kinlaw pitched all 3 innings for the Slammers to pick up the win and struck out five batters.

Britt and Hollingsworth belted run-scoring singles, and Hill and Mason also contributed one single each to the Comet attack. Hollingsworth started in the circle for the Comets and was relieved by Hill in the second inning.