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HARRISONBURG -- Visiting Stonewall Jackson needed just five innings and five hits to score a 15-5 mercy-rule shortened softball victory over Eastern Mennonite on Thursday.
"We took advantage of 12 walks and three hit by pitches -- those 15 freebies helped out a lot," Generals coach Mike Hunt said. "We put some pressure on them on the basepaths."
Stonewall Jackson (2-9) got a solid pitching performance from Marisa Moomaw, who allowed just two earned runs and one walk while striking out for.
At the plate, Moomaw was 2-for-4 with two RBIs. The Generals' Savannah Ludwig added a 1-for-1 effort with two RBIs in the win.
James Wood 11, Handley 0, 5 innings
WINCHESTER -- Kierstyn Peacoe came within one out of a five-inning no-hitter against Northwestern District rival Handley on Thursday.
The Judges' Destini Wallace broke up the no-hit bid with a single in the fifth.
Peacoe settled for the complete-game win. She walked two, hit a batter and struck out nine.
Offensively, Peacoe was 2-for-2 with a double and an RBI. Also for James Wood (8-2-1, 3-1 Northwestern) Morgan Sykes was 2-for-2 with a run scored and two RBIs and Erin McCarthy was 1-for-3 with a triple and a run scored.
Handley 1, James Wood 0
WINCHESTER -- Handley remained undefeated in Northwestern District play with its narrow win over James Wood. Senior Myrina Booker scored the lone goal, and was assisted by Cindy Quarles.
Handley keeper Holly Ogilvie nabbed seven saves in her fifth shutout of the season.