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Lady Devils down Chatham Charter 8-7 to advance

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Bear Creek – In the 1st round of the NCHSAA 1A softball playoffs the Lady Devils traveled 4 hours to Bear Creek to face Chatham Charter, the 13th seed.  Swain fell behind early, trailing 4-2 after the 2nd inning.  The Lady Devils responded with a 4 run 4th inning to take the lead for good and hold on down the stretch for a 8-7 win.  With the win the Lady Devils will now face #4 seed South Stanly, who is 20-2 on the season.

For the Lady Devils it was the entire lineup who produced, as Swain got hits from 8 of their 9 batters and runs from 8 of their 9 batters.  Swain scored 8 runs, but left the bases loaded 3 separate times during the game.  Kenzie Eagleman drove in a pair of runs, while Maize Helpman, Ashton Younce, Savanna Smith, Willa Bible and Kensley Chamber each drove in a run.

In the circle, Anneleise Cook picked up the win.  Cook gave up 8 hits and walked 6, while striking out 6.

Swain will travel to South Stanly on Friday, game time for the 2nd round contest will be 5 p.m.

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