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SOFTBALL: Big third inning pushes Warriors past Mounties

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NEW MARKET — Danville used a big inning and dominate pitching to beat Southmont 15-1 in five innings on Tuesday night in Sagamore Conference softball. 

The Class 3A No. 1 ranked Warriors had 13 hits, scoring 10 runs in the third inning. Savannah Jones had a home run and five RBI, while Ella Brinkley had three hits to lead the Warriors (16-0, 7-0 SAC).

“It’s what we told our girls,” Southmont coach Dan Taylor said. “You want to see what the No. 1 team in 3A looks like, you saw it. They put pressure on us and their talent just exploited any weaknesses we had, they just kind of came out. It doesn’t mean we played that poorly or we are a bad team, that’s just how good Danville is.”

Abigail Yarnell allowed just two hits from the circle for Danville, an unearned run, walked just one and struck-out six.

“She was fantastic,” Taylor said. “She had us off balance and was throwing where she wanted. She had an outstanding performance and really gave us trouble. We had a couple of really nice hits, but overall we just never solved that puzzled. We just tip our hat to her.”

Marissa Craig and Natalie Manion had the lone hits for the Mounties (9-5, 3-3 SAC).

Southmont travels to Danville today.

“Our goal tomorrow is to come out and do better, and be more competitive with them,” Taylor said.

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