Floyd County scored seven runs in the last two innings to rally for a 10-8 Three Rivers District softball win over Carroll County on May 1 in Hillsville.
Trailing 7-3 after five innings, the Buffaloes put three runs on the board in the sixth inning and four more scores in the seventh to rally for the 10-8 victory. Alana Hodge tagged a run-scoring single and Morgan Harris added a two-run double in the sixth to pull Floyd to within 7-6.
Carroll County (10-3, 5-2 Three Rivers District) got a run back in the bottom of the sixth to go up two. Floyd continued its momentum in the seventh though, taking the lead on Hodge’s two-run single and Abby Cox’s run-scoring base hit for a 10-8 advantage that proved to be enough.
The Cavaliers got off to a great start, scoring two runs each in the first two innings to go ahead 4-0. Katie McKenzie walked with the bases loaded in the first and Hannah Spangler added an RBI single. Laken Crockett blasted a two-run single in the second for Carroll, and the Cavs added three more runs on four errors in the fifth.
Crockett went 2-for-2 with two runs and 2 RBI to lead Carroll. Abi Easter had two hits and scored a run, while Hannah Spangler was 1-for-3 with a run and 2 RBI. Hodge and Harris both drove in three runs for Floyd.
Floyd 003 003 4 – 10 9 5
Carroll 220 031 0 – 8 6 7
Yates, Turman and (FC); Cook, McKenzie (6) and Johnson (CC). WP – Turman. LP – McKenzie. 2B – Harris 2 (CC). 3B –Whitlow (FC).
Carroll Co. 11, Pulaski Co. 1
Emily Cook allowed two hits on the mound and collected three hits at the plate Monday as Carroll County defeated Pulaski 11-1 April 30 in a Three Rivers District game in Dublin.
Cook struck out five and walked none in a complete-game victory. She helped her own cause offensively, going 3-for-3 with a run and an RBI.
Carroll loaded the bases in the top of the second inning after Kayleigh Webb sandwiched a single around walks to Hannah Spangler and Abby Easter. Alexis Meredith followed with a two-run single to right field. Cook added an RBI single to drive in another run and Meredith scored on a wild pitch to give the Cavaliers a 4-0 lead.
Carroll tacked on four more runs in the third inning. Kayleigh Webb, Laken Crockett and Taylor Spangler all belted run-scoring singles in the frame to increase the lead to 8-0. Logan Johnson reached on a two-base error in the fourth and scored on Abby Easter’s RBI single for a 9-0 advantage.
The Cavs added two more runs in the fifth to win by the mercy rule. Hannah Snow’s RBI single to cdeep center plated Katie McKenzie. Webb went 2-for-3 and scored a run for Carroll, while Meredith drove in two and scored once on one hit. Crockett, Taylor Spangler, Hannah Spangler, Snow and Easter all added an RBI in the victory.
Carroll 044 120 – 11 11 1
Pulaski 000 10x – 1 2 7
Cook and Johnson (CC); Brewer and Linkous (PC). WP – Cook. LP – Brewer. 2B – Cook (CC).
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