Belles stop Moore County, 11-2

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com File photo from district tournament in Troy.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com
File photo from district tournament in Troy.

By Keith Parsons
For The Pee Dee Post

EDEN — Cher Morse doubled home two runs in a six-run third inning to lead the Rockingham Belles beat Moore County 11-2 Saturday in the North Carolina Dixie Youth Softball Tournament.

Macie Gibson and Emily Parsons each had two hits for the Bells, who play Burgaw on Sunday at 3 p.m. Peyton Fann, Greyson Way and Tori Mabe all had one hit for Rockingham. Way and Mackenzie Webb combined on a two-hitter on the mound.

“We are really proud of our girls’ win today,” coach Danny Lampley said. “It’s nice to get the first one under your belt. We need to continue to pitch, hit, and play defense well up here to advance. There are four or five teams that provide great competition.”

After Moore County scored two unearned runs in the first, Rockingham cut the deficit to 2-1 in the second before rallying to take the lead in the third.

Webb led off with a walk before Kylie McDonald reached on an error. Parsons bunted safely to load the bases and Lindsay Hunter walked to force in the tying run.

Morse lined a double to the fence in left-center to bring home McDonald and Parsons to put Rockingham ahead 4-2, and Fann extended the lead to three runs with a sacrifice fly to plate Morse. Walks by Owen Bowers and Way extended the inning, and Gibson singled to bring home Bowers. That made it 7-2 and Rockingham cruised from there.

 

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