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Maroon Tide squeaks past Pulaski Co.

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ROUND-UP

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.

 

BASEBALL

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.

GIRLS’ SOCCER

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).

BOYS’ SOCCER

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.