Grayson pulls away from Tide as Eller tosses one-hitter

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By Staff Reports

 INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to break open a close game and take an 8-0 win over Galax in a Mountain Empire District softball game Tuesday at the Grayson County Rec. Park.

Leading 3-0 after five innings, the Blue Devils got back-to-back RBI doubles from Natasha Moore and Catherine Vaughan. Sarah Eller later stroked a three-run double for the final margin.

Starting in the circle for Grayson County, Eller held the Maroon Tide hitless through six innings but lost the no-hitter on Haley Reynolds’ double with one out in the top of the seventh. Eller finished with a one-hitter, walking two and striking out 11.

Autumn Pierce doubled home a run and scored on Josie Adams’ base hit for a 2-0 lead in the third for Grayson. Pierce was 3-for-3 and Adams added a pair of hits for the Blue Devils.