Maroon Tide squeaks past Pulaski Co.

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By The Gazette

Ally Bartlett’s single in the bottom of the sixth inning drove in Brooklyn Key with the eventual winning run as Galax claimed a 6-5 nonconference softball win Wednesday over Pulaski County at Mountain View Park.

Galax (3-6) trailed by three runs until Kylee Hill slammed a three-run home run in the second.

Lauren Garvey held the Cougars to six hits and struck out six in a complete game effort.

Christiansburg 4, Carroll County 2: Tiffany Brown struck out 17 and gave up just three hits as the Blue Demons dealt the Cavaliers their first loss of the season Tuesday in a River Ridge District game.

One of Carroll’s hits was a solo home run by Eden Durnil.

Brown was also 3-for-3 at the plate, as was teammate Brittany Campbell.



Galax 7, Pulaski County 2: The Maroon Tide avenged a 13-run loss seven days ago to the Cougars, scoring a pair of runs in three different innings and taking the nonconference win Wednesday at Felts Park.

Tied 2-2 in the bottom of the third, Galax took the lead for good on Bryant Cox’s RBI single.

Galax tacked on two runs in the fourth before widening its lead to 7-2 in the sixth. Jacob Stuart doubled to drive in Daniel Larrowe, and courtesy runner Dustin Matthews crossed on Chandler Quesenberry’s double.

Stuart pitched his second straight complete-game win, holding the Cougars to two earned runs on six hits, striking out seven and walking six.

Quesenberry and Cox both had two hits for Galax.


Giles 5, Galax 0: Courtney Estep scored a pair of goals to lead the Spartans to the nonconference win Tuesday in Pearisburg.

Morgan Williams, Emily Santolla and Olivia Stiff also scored for Giles (4-0).

Christiansburg 6, Carroll County 0: The Blue Demons (3-1) got a pair of goals from both Kady Cox and Rachel Tauli in a River Ridge District win Tuesday in Christiansburg.

Aubree Marshall stopped 16 shots for the Cavaliers (1-3-1).


Christiansburg 4, Carroll County 0: The Blue Demons limited the Cavaliers to two shots on goal and recorded the shutout win in a River Ridge District match Tuesday in Hillsville.

Jake Hamley scored twice for Christiansburg, which also got goals from Tyler Harrison and Ryan Hepburn.