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Tara Deck helped lead Grafton past Jamestown. (file photo)
Tara Deck helped lead Grafton past Jamestown. (File Photo)

Tara Deck and Becca Hallingstad each drove in a pair of runs as Grafton earned a 9-3 road win against Jamestown on Friday.

With Grafton leading 2-0 in the top of the third, Deck stepped to the plate and belted a two-run home run over the right field fence to put the Clippers up 4-0.

Not to be outdone, Hallingstad delivered a solo home run during the next at bat.

Runs scored in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings gave Grafton a big enough cushion to comfortably close the game out.

Grafton (8-0) will travel to play Smithfield on Tuesday in the hopes of remaining unbeaten. Jamestown (3-5) will pay a visit to York on Tuesday.

Grafton: 114;111;0 — 9 15 2
Jamestown: 001;002;0 — 3 2 1

WP: Becca Hallingstad
LP: Madalyn Morton

Grafton: Tara Deck (4-4, HR, 2 RBIs), Becca Hallingstad (2-4, 2 RBIs)
Jamestown: Molly Lee (RBI), Arianna Reynolds (1-4, R)


Russell’s Homer Leads York Past Smithfield

A three-run home run by Katie Russell in the first inning propelled York to a 3-2 win at home against Smithfield on Friday.

Smithfield jumped on York in the top of the first inning, scoring a pair of runs to go up 2-0 on the Falcons.

However, with two runners on base, Russell stepped to the plate and smacked what proved to be the game-winning home run.

After allowing two runs in the first inning, York pitcher Chelsea Evans settled down and pitched six shutout innings to close the game.

York (6-2) will host Jamestown on Tuesday.

Smithfield: 200;000;0 — 2 6 2
York: 300;000;x — 3 4 1

WP: Chelsea Evans
LP: Hayley Lanford

Smithfield: Morgan Riddle (2-4, R)
York: Katie Russell (1-3. HR, 3 RBIs), Miranda Yokum (2-3, R)


Warhill Edges Tabb Late

Jewel Walters’ sixth-inning home run helped lead Warhill to a 5-1 win against Tabb at home on Friday.

Tabb put up the first run of the game in the top of the fourth inning. Alexis Gore smacked a line drive into center field, which scored Madelyn Morinec to put the Tigers up 1-0.

Warhill’s Kieran McClure responded in the bottom of the fourth inning with a solo home run that tied the game.

With the game tied in the bottom of the sixth, Walters delivered a go-ahead solo home run that put the Lions up 2-1.

Later that inning, Makayla Fannin looped a ball into left field that scored two runners. During the next at bat, Lindsey Davis executed a successful sacrifice that scored Hayley Schulz for the game’s final run.

Warhill (7-1) will host Bruton on Tuesday, while Tabb (4-4) will try to rebound at home against Poquoson on Tuesday.

Tabb: 000;100;0 — 1 4 0
Warhill: 000;104;x — 5 7 0

WP: Keely Rochard
LP: Alexis Gore

Tabb: Alexis Gore (1-3, RBI), Madelyn Morinec (1-2, R)
Warhill: Jewel Walters (1-3, HR, RBI), Kieran McClure (2-2, HR, RBI)


Lafayette Wins in Walk-off Home Run

Gabby Boesler smacked a game-winning walk-off home run in the bottom of the seventh inning as Lafayette scored a 7-5 win at home against Bruton on Friday.

Lafayette scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the first inning off a Julia Jones two-run home run.

With Lafayette leading 5-1 heading into the top of the seventh inning, Bruton tied the game up with four runs.

Instead of allowing the game to head into extra innings, Boesler smacked the game-winning home run to give the Rams their second win of the season.

Lafayette (2-7) will host New Kent on Tuesday, while Bruton (1-8) will look to snap a five-game losing skid on the road against Warhill on Tuesday.

Bruton: 000;010;4 — 5 4 2
Lafayette: 202;010;2 — 7 10 6

WP: Julia Jones
LP: Lydia Albrecht

Bruton: Rachel Brotherton (1-4, 2 RBIs)
Lafayette: Julia Jones (2-4, HR, 2 RBIs), Gabby Boesler (1-4, HR, 2 RBIs)