Angels complete district tourney sweep

 

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By Kevin Spradlin
PeeDeePost.com

The Rockingham Angels stuck with dominant pitching and timely hitting to beat Montgomery County 9-0 Monday night at Peabody Community Field in Troy.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com

The Angels completed the four-game District All-Star tournament by scoring 36 runs and allowing none and enter the state tournament that begins July 4 in Eden with plenty of momentum.

“I certainly don’t expect to go into the state tournament” with such dominance, coach Scott Frye said, but “I feel like we’ve got a good time, a strong team. If our pitching holds out …”

On Monday against Montgomery County, pitching not only held out but stood out and stood tall to limit Montgomery County’s All-Stars to only three hits in the five-inning contest. As in Sunday’s 10-0 rout of West Stanly, the Angels were powered on the mound by starting pitcher Kearston Bruce and reliever Payton Chapell.

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Bruce struck out eight and allowed only two hits in three innings of work. Chappell followed suit and permitted a single hit in two innings of relief and struck out four over two innings.

Bruce and Chappell also led the Angels at the plate as both went 2-for-3 on the night. Chappell scored two runs, while Morgan Singletary and Jakerra Covington scored one run each. Singletary had two hits in the win and Covington added a triple.

The Angels scored four runs in the second inning, three more in the their and one each in the fourth and fifth frames to clinch the victory.

Three of the four Rockingham teams claimed district championships Sunday or Monday to advance to the state tournament next month. Along with the Angels (ages 9-10) The Belles (13-14) wrapped up their district title run on Sunday while the Ponytails (11-12) played at Peabody Community Park earlier Monday.

 

 

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