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— By PATRIC FLANNIGAN

Sports editor

The Harmony Grove Hornets were victorious in its last game of the season as it defeated its rival Hampton 9-2.

Hampton struck first scoring in the third, but H.G. would respond with a run of its own in the third and fourth. Then in the sixth inning, the Hornets exploded for six runs and Hampton was unable to threaten the home team the rest of the way as the Hornets tacked on another run in the sixth for good measure.

Zach Smith, Jayce Posey and Bradley Launius each had a run and an RBI. Carson Everett was 3/3 with two runs, a stolen base, and two RBIs. Gannon Bearden had a hit, a stolen base and two runs.

Jonah Douglass 1/4, two RBI. Andrew Ruelas two RBIs. Dylan Garrett added a run.

Everett one double. Ruelas, Smith and Brandon Harris all had critical sacrifice hits during the game to help bolster the lead.

Launius led the team with ten putouts as the team fielded at a 96 percent

Posey pitched all seven innings only allowing three hits while earning 11 strikeouts.

HG Lady Hornets 9-4 over Hampton

The Lady Hornet jumped on top in the bottom of the first with four runs. H.G. then added three more runs in the second.

Hampton scored three in the third but the Lady Hornets would added two more runs throughout the game while keeping Hampton off the boards.

It was a big night for Briana Jackson picking up three hits - a double and a triple, three RBIs and two runs. She also tallied a double play on defense.

SAU Tech signee Synthia English had a critical double and a run during the game.

Hunter Fletcher hit a double and scored two runs, Garcia had a hit and scored a run and Emalyn Adkins had two hits. Abby Stafford had two hits, two runs an RBI and a double play.

Hope Turner hit a double and tallied two RBIs, Molly Ray added a hit, Halley Bryan tallied a hit and scored a run and Ashley Bennett hit a double and got an RBI.

Garcia got the start on the mound and pitched the first three innings until Ray took over in the fourth. Ray and Garcia combined for four strikeouts. The team fielded at 96 percent with Stafford putting out five Hampton batters and Julia Key and Bryant combining to put out eight.

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