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ABINGDON –– A two-out, three-run rally in the third inning put Abingdon on top to stay and the Falcons held off Carroll County 7-5 in a Southwest District baseball game Tuesday night.
With the game tied at 2-2, nobody on and two outs, Abingdon ninth-place hitter Austin Dove kept the inning going with a single, and leadoff man Jacob Meade tripled to center to drive in the go-ahead run. Meade scored on Travis Shrewsbury’s single, and Shrewsbury later scored on a wild pitch for a 5-2 Falcons lead.
Aaron Hooven singled home Brandon Lineberry, and Isaac Sumner crossed on a double steal to pull the Cavaliers to within a 5-4 score in the fifth, but Abingdon pushed two more runs across in the sixth for a 7-4 advantage.
Ryan Gravley singled and scored on Sumner’s ground-out in the seventh for the Cavaliers, who couldn’t complete the comeback.
Hooven doubled to drive in Lineberry in the first, and Jordan Worrell doubled, scoring on Gravley’s single in the second for a 2-0 Cavalier lead after two. Abingdon knotted the game in the third on two walks and three singles.
Gravley, Hooven and Worrell had two hits apiece for Carroll County (6-7 overall, 0-2 district) while Meade was 4-for-4 for the Falcons.
Galax-Fort Chiswell: Galax scored a pair of runs in each of the first two innings Tuesday at Felts Park and led 4-2 before rain washed out the Maroon Tide’s MED game with Fort Chiswell. No makeup date has been announced.
Galax-Fort Chiswell: The Maroon Tide had been waiting on an inning like that all season. Only Mother Nature could finally douse the offensive fireworks.
Trailing 4-1 Tuesday at Mountain View Park, Galax sent 15 batters to the plate in the fourth inning and was still batting when rain forced the players from the field and resulted in a postponement of the MED game.
Grace Wilson, Hayley Reynolds and Taylor Cummings all hit towering doubles in the inning for Galax, which scored 11 runs to take a 12-4 lead. The inning also included eight wild pitches, five of which resulted in a run scoring.
Two were out when the game was halted. It will be made up in its entirety at a date to be announced.
Galax 5, Fort Chiswell 0: The Maroon Tide picked up its first MED win, shutting out the Pioneers Monday in Galax.
Keely Dezern, Aracely Carranza, Ashley Nale, Ashley Jordan and Melanie Calton each scored a goal for Galax.
Galax 9, Fort Chiswell 0: The Maroon Tide remained undefeated after eight matches, blanking the Pioneers in an MED contest Tuesday in Galax.
Dylan Taylor claimed a grueling 6-7 (4-7), 7-6 (7-5), 7-5 win at No. 1 singles for Galax. Kenley Adams, Ty Cornett and Jacob Patton also were winners, while the Tide claimed forfeit wins at No. 5 and No. 6 singles.
Galax 9, Fort Chiswell 0: The Maroon Tide ladies also took advantage of three forfeit wins and skunked the Pioneers Monday in Max Meadows.
Galax did not lose a game in singles play, with Joyce Kuang, Claire Engelhardt, Paige Hanks and Susan Davis all taking 8-0 wins.
Kuang and Engelhardt teamed up for an 8-2 win at No. 1 doubles while Taylor Bryant and Sydney Lindsey took an 8-4 win at No. 2 doubles.
Galax improved to 6-0 with the team win.