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Middle School Softball: Elizabethtown Clinches Divison Title

Middle School Softball: Elizabethtown Clinches Divison Title

WHITEVILLE – Elizabethtown clinched the Waccamaw Middle School Conference’s AAA Divison championship Monday with a 3-1 victory over Whiteville Central in the opening game of a double-header. Central won the second game 8-7.

The Lady Cougars took a 1-0 lead in the third inning of the opener. Laura Davisson belted a one-out single, and Iveonna Ward smacked a single that scored Davisson.

Davisson connected for a lead-off single in the Elizabethtown fifth inning and raced home when Lainey Hughes smashed a single. Hughes later scored to push the lead to 3-0.

Central turned a walk and a single into a fifth inning run.

Davisson batted 2-3 and scored twice to lead the Elizabethtown hitters. Ward and Hughes both delivered run-scoring singles, and Hughes scored a run.

Davisson pitched a 2-hitter and struck out seven to pick up the win. Central’s K. Sellers pitched a 4-hitter and struck out twelve.

The Lady Cougars grabbed a 2-0 lead in the nightcap. Davisson led off with a single, and Ward drew a walk. Both Davisson and Ward scored.

Central used a double and an error to trim the margin to 2-1 in the home first. The Lady Hornets capitalized on 3 errors and a single to score 5 runs in the third inning and take a 6-1 lead.

Elizabethtown bounced back with a 4-run fourth. Mary Frances Sutton, McKenzie Kellam, Davisson, and Ward all drew walks, and Hughes blasted a 3-run triple to tie the game 6-6.

Central used an error to score a go-ahead run in the home fourth.

Laila Smith drew a walk and scored the tying run in the top of the fifth inning.  Central used a one-out error in the sixth inning to score the winning run.

Hughes slugged the 3-run triple to lead the Elizabethtown hitters. Davisson swatted a single and scored 2 runs. Ward scored two runs, and Laila Smith, Sutton and Kellum scored one run each.

Davisson pitched a 2-hitter and struck out six batters, but six Lady Cougar errors hurt her cause.

Sellers struck out 11 and finished with a 2-hitter for Central.

Coach Tarrah Woodruff’s Lady Cougars, now 2-1 in league play and 5-4 overall, will host Tar Heel Thursday.

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