MOCKSVILLE, NC – After a tough 11-5 loss in game 1, Camden County’s bats showed up in a big way in a 7-2 victory over South Stanly to extend the 1A Softball State Championship Series to a decisive third game at Davie High School. Bruin bats put up 7 runs on 9 hits thanks in large part to a great afternoon from the middle-third of the Camden order.
Peyton Carver and Morgan Gallop each had a pair of hits in the game. Carver went 2 for 3 with an RBI and a walk, coming around to score once. Gallop slapped two hits in four at-bats and a pair of RBI in the win.
Camden got started early, plating a pair of runs in the top of the first. Carlyn Tanis slapped an RBI double to left scoring Kamryn Nash who led off the inning with a triple. Tanis eventually came around to score when Carver singled on a line to the right field.
The Bruins scored again when Nash came around to score when Carleigh Simmons reached base thanks to an error that allowed Nash home and putting Camden up 3-0 in the third. Gallop collected her two RBI in that frame also, doubling to left and plating Simmons and Carver.
South Stanly tried to scrap back into the game, plating single runs in the third and fifth innings, most notably in the fifth when Mattie Poulos homered to left to draw the Bulls within three. However, Camden responded with two runs of their own in the sixth to stretch the lead out to 7-2.
A decisive Game 3 between the two teams followed at 4:00 p.m. and is currently in progress.