Softball Bounces Raiders; Moves on to Round Three

Amanda Hulmes delivered a ninth inning base hit to score Amber Kirkland and send the Lady Trojans to the third round of the NCHSAA 4-A State Playoffs for the second straight year with a 2-1 victory over Richmond County.

Garner (19-2) took a one-run lead in the second when Courtney Weathersbee drove home Kirkland who had reached earlier in the inning.

That lead stood until the seventh inning when the Raiders tied the game against Lauren Marbery (W, 19-2) who kept the visiting Raiders off balance most of the night until they were able to knot the score in their final at bat before the Lady Trojans rallied to win.

Garner will return home for the third round on Friday night when they welcome Jack Britt to Trojan Field, first pitch is set for 7:00.