Angels eke out 2-0 victory

 

By Kevin Spradlin
PeeDeePost.com

Whew!

There had to be mixed feelings among the Rockingham Angels players, coaches and fans — one part accomplishment, one part relief — after the Angels eked out a 2-0 victory Monday afternoon against Dunn in the Dixie Softball state tournament for 9-and-10-year-olds in Eden.

The Angels advance to a 1 p.m. matchup against Hope Mills, the only other undefeated team in the tournament.

Dunn, said assistant coach Scott Frye, “kind of held our bats at bay. The Dunn team was a very strong team, a very good-hitting team.”

Dunn’s players also had a good day on the mound. In fact, if it weren’t for two throwing errors in the top of the third inning, the game could still be going on. With one out, Quston Leviner walked. Morgan Singletary laid down a bunt and the catcher overthrew first base. The error allowed Leviner to score while Singletary motored to second.

As she rounded second base, a Dunn fielder throw the ball to third.

“There’s nobody at third” for Dunn to receive the throw, however, and Singletary scored for a 2-0 Rockingham lead.

The Angels relied on its defense more so than in any other postseason contest this year. Jakerra Covington made a diving catch in center field and shortstop Kenleigh Frye caught a pop up and doubled a Dunn off of second base to end one inning.

A trio of Rockingham pitchers kept Dunn at bay offensively, Kearston Bruce struck out two over the first two innings and Leviner tossed the third and fourth innings, giving up only one hit. Payon Chappell came in as closer for the fifth inning and struck out the side on 12 pitches.

 

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