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Softball: Lady Vikings down Lady Panthers

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CREEDMOOR South Granville put together a dominant second inning on its way to a 16-0 win against Granville Central on March 29.

The Lady Vikings picked up three runs in the first inning courtesy of a error, a double and home run. Jenna Curry reached on an error to start the game and Goss drove her in with a double. Savannah Thompson, a freshman, hit her second home run of the season to clear the bases and give South Granville a 3-0 lead.

The Lady Vikings used singles and doubles and aggressive base running to score 13 runs in the home half of the second inning. South Granville carried a 16-0 lead into the third inning.

The Lady Panthers faced starting pitcher Brooke Bowling one more time and could not get a hit. South Granville failed to score in the bottom of the third inning but still held a 16-0 lead.

Bowling gave way to Megan Ellis in the circle in the top of the fourth inning. Ellis faced three batters and struck out one and got the other two batters to fly out to end the game.

Statistics — South Granville: Jenna Curry (3-for-4), Paige Strickland (2-for-3, 5 RBIs), Bailey Nelson (2-for-2, RBI), Renee Boone (3-for-3, RBI, 2B), Ally Goss (3-for-3, 2 RBI, 2B) and Savannah Thompson (2-for-3, 3 RBIs, HR).

Granville Central will host Voyager on Monday, Vance County on Tuesday and Warren County on April 12.

South Granville will be on the road for three straight games when the Lady Vikings play Vance County on Monday, Bunn on Wednesday, and Louisburg on April 12.

The victory gave South Granville a two-game lead ahead of Bunn in the Northern Carolina Conference. Granville Central fell to 1-6 in conference action.