Barboursville girls rebound at regionals, beat S.C.
WARNER ROBINS, Ga. -- Barboursville, the West Virginia champion, defeated North Myrtle Beach (S.C.), 3-1, in a Friday pool play game of the Little League Softball age 11-12 Southeast Regional.
Barboursville starting pitcher Olivia Canterbury recorded 11 strikeouts and gave up only two hits in 4.0 innings. Reliever Karlee Alderman pitched the final two innings, allowing one hit and one unearned run.
North Myrtle Beach took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the fourth inning.
Makala Gore walked to begin the rally, and stole second base. Gore advanced to third base on a groundout and Myatt Hardwick singled her home.
Barboursville rallied in the top of the sixth inning.
Emily Wilmink led off the sixth with a single. Canterbury followed with a single, putting runners on first and second base with no outs. Wilmink scored on an error by the North Myrtle Beach catcher.
Hannah Villars reached base on a fielder's choice that drove in Canterbury with the second run.
After Bethany Koontz kept the uprising going with a base hit and Makala Bell, who had reached base on a fielder's choice, scored on a passed ball.
North Myrtle Beach left a runner stranded at second base in the bottom of the sixth.
Wilmink, Canterbury, Villars and Koontz had the Barboursville hits.
Barboursville (1-1) completes pool play at 4 p.m., Saturday, against McLean (Va.).