Softball: NMB holds off CF, takes on SJ for first place

nmbsoft-swingThe North Myrtle Beach softball team did all the damage it needed in the first inning to defeat host Carolina Forest 4-2 on Wednesday.

The Lady Chiefs (10-10 overall, 4-1 region) scored three runs in the first inning, highlighted by Emmalee Ballard’s two-RBI single, and turned the game over to pitching and defense the rest of the way.

North Myrtle Beach led 4-0 entering the bottom of the seventh but surrendered a pair of runs to spoil the shutout. Myatt Hardwick led the Lady Chiefs’ nine-hit attack with two hits. Carolina Forest’s Rachel Lindenberry went 3 for 3, and Caroline Barker had a double.

The Lady Chiefs face a key region showdown for first place with St. James.

Photo by Louis E. Keiner and Lesley M. Etherson

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