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Virginia Vikings take Battle of the Border Championship

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Brunswick Academy pose with there 2017 Battle of the Border Championship award. Brunswick Academy pose with there 2017 Battle of the Border Championship award. Photo by Jerri Morgan

Courtney Walton throws a shutout as the Brunswick Academy Lady Vikings softball team (Virginia) defeats the Roanoke Rapids Lady Yellow Jackets (North Carolina) in the 2017 Battle of the Border Championship game.

Courtney Walton didn't allow a single run as the  Brunswick Academy Lady Vikings defeated the Roanoke Rapids Yellow Jackets 4-0 on Saturday. Walton allowed just two hits by the Jackets, Michelle Stewart and Hannah Taylor and struck out Meagan Colston to end the game.

The Brunswick Academy Lady Vikings scored one run in the third inning and three runs in the sixth inning. Brunswick Academy Lady Vikings scored its three runs in the sixth on a triple by Peyton Coleman

Brunswick Academy Lady Vikings had eight hits in the game. Coleman and Courtney Walton each collected multiple hits for the Lady Vikings. Coleman led Brunswick Academy with three runs batted in. She went 3-for-4 on the day.

Breanna Allen pitched for the Jackets allowing eight hits, with two strike-outs and one walk.

Game photos by Randy Wrenn and Jerri Morgan

 

 

In the consolation game Saturday morning, Greenbrier Christian Academy (Virginia) beat JH Rose (North Carolina) 10-0 in five innings.

Game Photos by Randy Wrenn and Jerri Morgan

 

The 2017 Battle of the Border High school softball tournament turned out to be two days of good softball games.  An early morning downpour of rain Saturday pushed back game one to start at Noon, but left the championship game on time. A special thanks to all four teams including the  two Virginia teams (Greenbrier Christian Academy, Brunswick Academy) and the two North Carolina teams (Host Roanoke Rapids and J H Rose). All the staff who help make this tournament happen. And the sponsors who also helped this event, Roanoke Rapids Athletic Department, Roanoke Rapids Sports Club, RRspin.com Sports, WPTM 102.3 Today's Best Country, Davis Body Shop, Halifax County Wes Tripp, Roanoke Rapids Police Club, Discount Tire of Roanoke Rapids, Lynch's Signs and Graphics.

 

Team Photos by Jerri Morgan

 

2017 Battle of the Border Champions Virginia team Brunswick Academy

 

2017 Battle of the Border Runner-ups North Carolina Roanoke Rapids

 

2017 Battle of the Border 3rd place Virginia Greenbrier Christian Academy

 

2017 Battle of the Border North Carolina J H Rose

 

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