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July 14, 2013

Russell-Flatwoods Junior League All-Stars win at State

LONDON — Alexis Maynard enjoyed a whale of a game as Russell-Flatwoods’ Junior League Softball All-Stars got off to a fine start in the state tournament.

Because of a number of teams dropping out, Russell-Flatwoods and Leslie County locked into a best-of-three series which began on Saturday. Russell won 8-0 thanks, in large part, to Maynard’s bat and Sara Hieneman’s pitching.

The two meet again today at 1 p.m. in London. If Russell wins, it will advance to the Junior League Central Region Tournament in Akron, Ohio.

Maynard was 3-for-4 with five RBIs on Saturday. She smacked her first-ever home run in the fourth inning to drive in a pair.

Hieneman struck out 14 of the 25 batters she faced. She also hit a home run, a solo shot in the seventh.

Neither team scored until Maynard’s bomb broke it open in the fourth.

Russell-Flatwoods added three in the fifth as Hannah Blaine, Breanna Craft and Annalee Miller all singled to lead up to a Maynard double.

Catcher Jaclyn Holmes threw out two runners trying to steal. She also hit a double.

R-FLATWOODS    000    231    2    —    8    12    2

LESLIE CO.    000    000    0    —    0    1    2  

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