NCHSAA State Softball Championships: BOTH 1A and 4A, First Games

Posted by Press Release on June 1, 2013 at 7:59 am under High School | Comments are off for this article

CLASS 1-A, GAME ONE: ROBERSONVILLE SOUTH CREEK 4, WEST WILKES 3

RALEIGH— South Creek rallied for a run in the bottom of the seventh inning to nip West Wilkes 4-3 Friday night in the first game of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 1-A softball championship series at Walnut Creek Softball Complex.

Both teams scored three in their half of the fourth to set the stage for the Cougars’ rally. A pair of freshmen, Brittany Webb and Tori Pelt ,had key hits in the seventh to help the South Creek cause.

Pelt, Caroline James and Reina Mondragon had two hits each for the winners, although they were outhit by West Wilkes 9-7.

Taylor Lynn Moore was the winning pitcher while Emily Visnic was charged with the loss.

South Creek won its seventh straight and is now 24-4 on the season, while West Wilkes, making its first trip ever to the NCHSAA softball championships, slipped to 27-5.

Game two in the best of three series is set for Saturday at 11 am, with a third game if necessary Saturday afternoon.

CLASS 4-A, GAME ONE: ALEXANDER CENTRAL 10, WAKE FOREST-ROLESVILLE 5

RALEIGH— Alexander Central blew open a close game with four runs in the seventh to capture a 10-5 victory over Wake Forest-Rolesville on Friday night in the first game of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 4-A softball championship series at Walnut Creek Softball Complex.

Alexander junior Mia Blochaviak, who entered the finals batting a sizzling .526, went three for four for the winners and scored twice.

The victorious Cougars got three runs in the second and two in the fourth to take command 6-1, only to see Wake Forest-Rolesville come up with four in its half of the fourth inning to cut the margin to 6-5. Then Alexander put it away.

Kiana Millsaps, who pitched into the fifth, was credited with the victory while Brittany Dahle got the loss. Dahle also led WF-R with two hits in two trips and also walked.

Alexander Central improved its record to 32-1, the best mark among any of the eight teams competing in the NCHSAA softball championshps. The Cougars are in their sixth trip to Walnut Creek since 1996. Wake Forest-Rolesville dropped to 20-4.

Game two in the best of three series is set for Saturday at 11 am, with a third game if necessary Saturday afternoon.


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