Softball: Socastee’s Talley delivers walk-off homer

socsoft-celebrateThe Region 7-3A softball race got a little more interesting Tuesday with Socastee’s wild 3-2 victory over visiting North Myrtle Beach.

The first-place Lady Chiefs (17-2 overall, 5-1 region) suffered their first league loss of the season after a pitchers’ duel turned into a wild seventh inning that saw two lead changes and a walk-off two-run home run by Socastee pitcher Savannah Talley to help the Lady Braves (13-9, 6-3) improve their playoff position.

After Socastee scored one run in the first inning, Talley and North Myrtle Beach counterpart Taylor Hansis went toe-to-toe for six frames before the Lady Chiefs scored a pair of go-ahead runs in the top of the seventh.

But Talley launched a two-run homer to end it and set up big showdowns for both teams against St. James. North Myrtle Beach travels to face the second-place Lady Sharks (4-2 region) on Wednesday and the Lady Braves close out the regular season against their archrivals on Friday.

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