By David Grimes Thursday, July 05 2012 00:00
Undefeated Grayson County cruised to a 16-0 win over Floyd County Tuesday night in the championship game of the Dixie District 6 Ponytails Softball Tournament being played at Veterans Field in Radford.
Grayson County will represent this area in the state tournament starting July 13 in Dinwiddie.
Grayson County Beats Floyd For Title
Grayson County scored all the runs they would need in the third inning, as they rolled to the 16-0 win over Floyd County in the championship game. The game was called after five innings due to the mercy rule.
Grayson County scored three times in the first inning, once in the second, twice in the third, once in the fourth and nine times in the fifth to claim the victory.
Lori Shupe led Grayson County with three hits.
Floyd County Upends Christiansburg
Floyd County used a strong second and third inning to claim an 8-2 win over Christiansburg in an elimination game Monday night.
Christiansburg took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first when Sarah Schultz hit a two-out single and scored on Sarah St. Jean’s double. Floyd County answered with a pair of runs in the bottom of the inning to take a 2-1 lead.
Floyd County added three runs in both the second and third innings to up its advantage to 8-1.
Christiansburg struck again in the fourth inning. Aaliyah Benson led off by being hit with a pitch, Schultz followed with a one-out single. RBI singles from Madelyn Campbell and St. Jean cut the Christiansburg deficit in half, 8-4.
Christiansburg added a run in the top of the fifth when Elizabeth Ward, who had a single, scored on Benson’s single to make the final 8-5.
Sarah St. Jean led Christiansburg with three hits, including a double. Sarah Schultz, Madelyn Campbell and Maddy Thompson added two hits apiece.
Grayson County Eliminates Radford
Grayson County jumped out to an early lead and never let up, as they defeated Radford, 12-2, in an elimination game Monday night. The game was called after the fourth inning due to the mercy rule.
Grayson County took a 10-0 lead after the first two innings.
Radford finally broke the drought in the top of the fifth. Madyline Alexander smacked a one-out triple and later scored on a pass ball. Tiohna Eaves walked and also later scored on a pass ball to make it 10-2. Grayson County added two runs in its half of the inning to claim the 12-2 victory.
Madyline Alexander had Radford’s lone hit of the game, a triple in the fourth inning.
Grayson County Stops Floyd County
Floyd County took an early lead only to see Grayson County come back and take a 12-5 win Sunday afternoon.
Floyd took a 3-0 lead in the top of the first, only to Grayson County score four times in the bottom of the inning. Grayson added five runs in the second, while Floyd crossed the plate twice in the third to cut its deficit to 8-5. Grayson County added four runs in the fifth to secure the 12-5 victory.
M. Conner led Floyd County with two hits, including a home run.
Lori Shupe led Grayson County with three hits.
Radford Eliminates Blacksburg In A Wild One
Tiohna Eaves smacked a pair of two-run homers as she helped lead the Radford All-Stars to a wild 27-15 win over the Blacksburg All-Stars Sunday afternoon. Blacksburg was eliminated from the tournament following the loss.
Blacksburg took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first when Fiona Carter-Todd and Kaitlyn Heinze both singled and scored on errors.
Radford lit up its side of the scoreboard in the top of the second. Tiohna Eaves led off with a walk, followed by Bailee Cox and Allison Velat, who reached on errors. All three would then score on a combination of errors and a pass ball. Reagan Sellers added a single and also scored on a pass ball to give the Bobcats a 4-2 advantage.
The Bobcats struck again in the top of the third. A two-run homer by Eaves and an RBI single from Sellers help give Radford an 8-2 lead. Blacksburg would tie the game in the bottom of the inning. An RBI single by Carter-Todd and Heinze, along with RBI fielder’s choice by Morgan McCoy and Shay Ladd knotted the game at 8-all.
Radford used seven walks, two hit batters, an RBI single from Eaves and a RBI fielder’s choice off the bat of Kelsey Martin in the top of the fourth to regain the lead, 16-8.
Cox led off Radford’s fifth inning with a triple and scored on Madyline Alexander’s single. Alexander scored on a pass ball to make it 18-8. Blacksburg would answer in the bottom of the inning. An RBI single by Meghan Perfater, along with a several pass balls and errors allowed Blacksburg to cross the plate four times to cut its deficit to six, 18-12.
The Bobcats used a nine-run outburst in the top of the sixth. A two-run homer by Eaves, an RBI double by Michaela Jarrett and RBI singles from Cox and Alexander highlighted the inning that saw Radford take a 27-12 lead. Blacksburg scored three times in the bottom of the inning on RBI singles by Brianna Knight, Iris Flad and Kasey Adamo to make the final 27-15, Radford.
Fiona Carter-Todd led Blacksburg with three hits and Kaitlyn Heinze added two hits.
Tiohna Eaves led Radford with three hits, including a pair of two-run homers. Reagan Sellers and Michaela Jarrett added two hits apiece.
Photo: Radford’s Tiohna Eaves rounds third base after smacking a two-run homer in the third inning of Sunday’s game against Blacksburg. She added another two-run homer in the sixth inning to help lead Radford to the 27-15 win. (Photo by David Grimes)
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