R’ham Angels, Darlings advance in district tourney

By Kevin Spradlin
PeeDeePost.com

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com No mercy - the winning run in a game shortened by the 10-run rule.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com
No mercy – the winning run in a game shortened by the 10-run rule.PeeDeePost.com

TROY — Both the Rockingham Angels and the Darlings, ages 9-10 and 7-8, respectively, advanced to the district championship games Monday evening at Peabody Community Park in Troy.

The Angels won via the 10-run rule against West Stanly. The offensive attack was led by Jakerra Covington’s grand slam. Covington reached base twice, the second time on a walk, and scored both times.

The Angels took advantage of eight walks issued by West Stanly pitchers. On the mourn for Rockingham, starting pitcher Kearston Bruce tossed two innings and struck out four in the win. Payton Chappell came on in relief and struck out three batters on 10 pitches to clinch the victory.

Rockingham advances to the district title game at 8 p.m. Monday against Montgomery County — the team the Angels beat Saturday night.

“They’ll have to beat us twice,” said coach Scott Frye of the double-elimination tournament. “We got no losses, they got one.”

The Angels have yet to allow a run in three postseason games, winning by a combined 29-0.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com Rockingham Angels pitcher shutout West Stanly to earn a berth in the district tournament championship Monday night in Troy.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com
Rockingham Angels pitcher shutout West Stanly to earn a berth in the district tournament championship Monday night in Troy.

Darlings blank Anson, 4-0

The Darlings (ages 7-8) also advanced to the district championship, set for 7 p.m. Monday at Peabody Community Park in Troy.

The Darlings will play the winner of Anson/Montgomery. The game is set for 6 p.m. Monday.

 

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