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Southern keeps rolling in softball


By Bob Sutton

Special to The Alamance News

Southern Alamance’s softball team has been on a roll, even with its annual Easter weekend tournament mostly wiped out by inclement weather.

The Patriots had a matchup with East Rutherford last Thursday as part of the tournament, winning 2-1.

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On Monday, Southern whipped host Northern Durham 16-0 in a DAC-VII Conference game as Rylee Humble struck out five in the three-inning game.

The Patriots (11-3, 7-0 DAC-VII Conference) scored 14 third-inning runs in stretching their winning streak to three games. Greta Hessenthaler and Kayla Wilson both drove in three runs. Abagail Holt and Hessenthaller scored three runs apiece, while Ava Duggins had two hits, two runs scored and two runs batted in, and Maycee Tickle scored twice. Peyton Carter also knocked in two runs.

At Morehead City, Southern Alamance went 1-2 this week in the Battle for Big Rock tournament.

Southern dropped a 5-1 decision to New Hanover on Monday, lost 9-1 to Topsail on Tuesday and then won 8-2 against South Brunswick on Wednesday.

** At Greensboro, three Alamance County teams began play Wednesday in a three-day tournament at First National Bank Field, which is home to the Greensboro Grasshoppers.
Williams pitcher Tate Jones struck out nine in six innings and the Bulldogs scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to nip Northern Guilford 3-2. Angel Mora, Ethan George and Coleman Mahan all drove in one run. Trace Hicks pitched a scoreless seventh.

North Davidson pounded Eastern Alamance 17-0.

Western Alamance was in the nightcap vs. Greensboro Grimsley. The winner takes on Southeast Guilford, which defeated Asheboro 13-6.

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