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WHITEVILLE – Whiteville rallied for 8 runs in the third inning to overcome a 4-1 West Bladen lead en route to a 15-5 Three Rivers Conference softball victory Tuesday night over the Lady Knights.

Junior Kyla Reed walked, and junior Alara Cashwell legged out an infield hit in the West Bladen first inning. Reed came around to score and put the Lady Knights ahead 1-0.

Kiara Wilson beat out an infield hit and scored the tying run for Whiteville in the bottom of the inning.

Armani Cowan and Reed were both hit by pitches in the Lady Knight third inning, before Cashwell blasted a 3-run home run over the centerfield fence for a 4-1 West lead.

Four Whiteville hits, three West Bladen errors and two walks figured in the 8-run third inning for the Lady Wolfpack.

The Lady Knights closed the gap to 9-5 in the top of the fourth. Sophmore Shelby Pharr slammed a double to rightfield and scored the West Bladen run.

Three hits and two walks led to four Whiteville runs in the fourth inning, and the Lady Wolfpack closed out the game with 2 runs in the sixth inning.

Cashwell led the West Bladen hitters with a 2-3 performance that included the 3-run homer. Pharr batted 2-3 with a double and a run scored.

Wilson batted a perfect 3-3 with 4 runs batted in and 4 runs scored to lead the Whiteville hitters. Brooklyn Slater finished 2-4 at the plate with an rbi and 2 runs scored. Teammate Carmen Hilbourn was 2-5 with a double and a rbi.

Jenna Bullard started in the pitching circle for Whiteville. Taylor West started in the circle for West Bladen and was followed to the circle by Pharr, Cashwell, senior Alexis Pittman and senior Conner Brisson.

West Bladen, now 1-1 in TRC play, will travel to Clinton for a non-conference game Wednesday night.