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Northwood softball team advances to second round with 6-0 win over North Pitt

By Dr. Jason "Brent" Cooper
Posted Wednesday, May 20, 2009

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Pittsboro, NC - The Northwood High School varsity softball team defeated North Pitt 6-0 at home last night to advance to the second round of the state playoffs here Friday at 7 p.m. versus a team to be determined. The win Tuesday night avenged a loss by the Lady Chargers to North Pitt deep in the 2A playoffs two years ago.

Carrie Webster got the win on the mound

Carrie Webster got the win on the mound as she only allowed one hit and struck out ten in getting the complete game shut out. Webster was also 3 for 4 from the plate, with three singles, 2 runs, and an RBI. Kaitlyn Briggs got the Lady Chargers on the board in the first with an RBI single after a single by Carrie Webster and a walk to Padgett Harrington, who walked three times on the night. The Lady Chargers added three more runs in the third after a lead off walk to Lauren Oldham, a bunt single by Christa Surles, and a single by Webster. All three runners came around to score to put the Lady Chargers up 4-0.

The Lady Chargers added two more runs in the fourth. Keeley Skinner reached on a fielder's choice and later scored on a RBI double by Christa Surles. Surles then scored on an RBI single by Webster that set the final margin of victory.

Christa Surles finished with two hits on the night, a single and a double, while Kaitlyn Briggs and Keeley Skinner also had hits for the Lady Chargers.

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