Saturday, June 6, 2009

Alexander Central wins 4A softball

RALEIGH‹ Freshman pitcher Chelsea Wilkinson gave up just three hits and went the distance as Alexander Central nipped North Davidson 2-1 in the championship game of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 4-A softball championships at Walnut Creek Softball Complex on Saturday.

The young righthander, who was named Most Valuable Player of the tournament, had fired a complete game shutout and struck out 13 in the Lady Cougars' opening win by 3-0 over North Davidson in a battle of 28-1 teams Friday night. She struck out 12 in her Saturday effort.

In the final, North took a 1-0 lead in the second but Alexander tied it with a run in the bottom of the fifth and then senior
first baseman Brittany Loudermilt drove home the winning run with a base hit in the sixth.

Hannah Alexander was the losing pitcher in relief.

Alexander Central finished with a record 31-1 while North Davidson wound up 30-3, with two losses in the championship to the Lady Cougars. It was Alexander's first fast pitch softball state title since 1996.


NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
2009 STATE 4-A SOFTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS
WALNUT CREEK SOFTBALL COMPLEX, RALEIGH

FRIDAY�S RESULTS
STATE SEMIFINALS
Fuquay-Varina 1, New Bern 0 (10 innings)
Alexander Central 3, North Davidson 0

WINNER�S BRACKET FINAL
Alexander Central 10, Fuquay-Varina 0 (5 innings)

ELIMINATION GAME
North Davidson 3, New Bern 0

LOSER�S BRACKET FINAL
North Davidson 4, Fuquay-Varina 0

CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
Alexander Central 2, North Davidson 1



END NCHSAA 4-A SOFTBALL

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