By Carl Holcomb
Salt Rock All-Stars left a bitter taste in East Hardy County’s mouth with an 11-3 victory in the first round of the 8-10 state softball tournament in Hedgesville last Saturday.
“I’m very proud. I think the girls did good today. They came out and played hard. It was better than the last game. We came out and got some hits, but the other team fielded the ball well. I hope it will be cooler on Monday and the girls will be more energetic,” East Hardy County
Little League 8-10 Softball All-Stars manager Justin Miller remarked.
District 1 runner-up Salt Rock got the scoring started in the first inning with the leadoff batter hugging the plate as East Hardy pitcher
Jessica Dove’s toss went inside drawing contact for initial base runner.
Dove sandwiched strikeouts around a walk, but Salt Rock scored on a passed ball before another strikeout.
District 6 champion East Hardy couldn’t get momentum going in the bottom of the first inning as Salt Rock pitcher Zaz and the defense kept the bases empty.