The Observer News Enterprise is live at the Walnut Creek Softball Complex in Raleigh for the 3A state softball championship series between Fred T. Foard (26-5) and C.B. Aycock (30-3).
The series between the two schools is tied 1-1. Foard won game one yesterday, 1-0, in nine innings behind an RBI single by senior Rebecca Rowe that scored Lexi Shubert's courtesy runner, Jessie Miller.
Aycock took the second game, scoring four runs in the first two innings. Foard attempted to make a comeback, but fell short, falling, 4-3.
The winner of today's game will be declared the 3A state softball champion. Foard is seeking its fourth softball title (1991,1997-98).
Aycock is trying to win its first title in its eighth trip to the final in 13 seasons.
Top of the 1st (FTF):
Addie Bolick strikes out mackenzie Dziendziel flies out to right field. Ashley Oliver strikes out
Bottom of the 1st (CBA):
Brooke bell walks, Merideth Burrows hommers (Aycock 2-0)
Conner Davis strikes out, Ivy Hartzell flies out to shortstop, Cierra Harris strikes out.
Top of the 2nd (FTF):
Lexi Shubert flies out to right field, Taylor Brown drowns out, Rebecca Rowe strikes out
Bottom of the 2nd (CBA):
Raegan Herndon, Rachel Jordan, and Katie Gay strikes out.
Top of the 3rd (FTF):
Cierra Shull reaches second base on error, Erynne Chalk bunts Shull to third, Olivia Purvis grounds out, Bolick grounds out.
Bottom of the 3rd (CBA):
Misty Edwards walked, Bell singles, Burrows homers (5-0)
Davis, Hartzel, and Harris strikes out
Top of the 4th (FTF):
Dziendziel singles, Oliver flies out to left field, Shubert reaches on fielder's choice, Dziendziel out at second, Brown flies out to right field.
Bottom of the 4th (CBA):
Herndon strikes out, Jordan gets hit by a pitch, Gay sac bunts Jordan to second, Edwards singles, Myleah Jones (courtesy runner) to third, Edwards advances to second on a wild pitch, Bell reaches second on an error in left field. Edwards and Jordan score (7-0).
Top of the 5th (FTF):
Rowe singles, Shull strikes out, Chalk flies out to center, Purvis singles, Rowe's courtesy runner (Miller) to second, Bolick singles, Miller scores (7-1), Purvis to third, Dziendziel singles, Purvis scores (7-2), Bolick to third, Oliver strikes out.
Bottom of the 5th (CBA):
Hartzel flies out to pitcher, Harris flies out to third, Herndon flew out to left field
Top of the 6th (FTF):
Shubert rounds to third, Brown singles, Rowe flies out to left, Shull singles, Brown to second, Chalk flies out to shortstop
Bottom of the 6th (CBA):
Jordan lines out to shortstop, Gay strikes out, Edwards lines to third
Top of the 7th (FTF):
Purvis flies to left, Bolick lines to pitcher, Dziendziel out on unassisted play by pitcher.
Aycock is the 2012 3A softball champions.
More to come soon.