Team Virginia heads home after World Series
Team Virginia (Montgomery County All-Stars) saw their hopes of a World Series title come to an end Tuesday night with a dramatic 6-5 loss to Mississippi. Virginia started the game strong and took a commanding 3-1 lead after two innings. Mississippi fought back and answered with four runs in the third inning to take a 5-3 lead. The girls from Virginia fought back but fell short and were eliminated.
Team Virginia finished the tournament with a 2-2 record. They started the tournament on Saturday with a 4-0 victory over Georgia. Skyler DeHart led Virginia on the mound throwing a complete game shutout. DeHart was credited with 11 strike outs, two walks and gave up two hits.
Strong pitching was once again key for Team Virginia as they cruised to a 4-1 win again Tennessee on Sunday afternoon. This time it was Rebecca Harding going the distance; walking none, striking out six and giving up six hits.
Later that day, Virginia faced the host team from Troy, Alabama. Timely hitting, aggressiveness on the base paths and a little controversy allowed Alabama to hand Virginia their first loss of the tournament (10-8).
Team Virginia players are Skyler DeHart, Morgen Wade, Abigail Wilson, Adyson Huff, Leah Harrison, Jaylin Shepherd, Tori Boyd, Courtney Raines, Emily Scaggs, Rachel Harding, Rebecca Harding and McKenzie Lawrence. The team is coached by Lonnie Raines, Rick Boyd and Booie DeHart.