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Softball: West Bladen 11, Village Christian 3

FAYETTEVILLE – West Bladen pounded out 18 hits and rolled to an 11-3 non-conference softball victory over Village Christian Friday night.

Sophmore Conner Brisson led off the game with a single, and freshman Kyla Reed walked. Both runners advanced on a passed ball before Carley Dawson smashed a 2-run double. Junior pitcher Madison Collins knocked in Dawson with a single for a 3-0 lead.

The Lady Knights began the second inning with five straight hits by junior Alise Pait, Brisson, Reed, Carley Dawson and senior Alanna Ludlum. Pait was thrown out at third base on Brisson’s hit, but Ludlum drove in Brisson with the first run of the inning.

Senior Kassidy Anderson was hit by a pitch to force home Reed, and junior Anna Moser knocked in Carley Dawson with a single. Junior Abby Dawson was hit by a pitch to force home Ludlum. Pait reached on an error as Anderson scored to stretch the West Bladen lead to 8-0.

Village Christian scored in the bottom of the second, but the Lady Knights tacked on 3 runs in the top of the third. Reed slammed a double to start the inning. Carley Dawson ripped a single that scored Reed then stole second base.

Anderson connected for a 2-out single that scored Carley Dawson. Moser belted a single, and Abby Dawson laced a single that drove in Anderson and padded the lead to 11-1.

Village scored their final 2 runs in the fourth inning.

Collins pitched a complete game six-hitter and struck out seven to pick up her fourth win of the season.

Carley Dawson batted a perfect 3-3 with 3 runs scored and 3 runs batted in to lead the West Bladen hitters. Moser finished 3-4 at the plate with an rbi. Reed turned in a perfect 2-2 game at the plate and scored 3 runs.

Brisson batted 2-3 and scored 2 runs. Abby Dawson was 2-3 at the plate with 2 rbi’s. Senior Logan Autry, Ludlum, senior Sophia Singletary, Collins, Anderson and Pait added one hit each. Anderson scored 2 runs, and senior Jenna Dove scored one. Anderson had 2 rbi’s, and Ludlum had one.

The Lady Knights improved to 16-3 with the win and will travel to Clinton Monday for a 6 p.m. make-up game.

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