05/11/13 — Rebels test Southwest Onslow on softball diamond

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Rebels test Southwest Onslow on softball diamond

By News-Argus Staff
Published in Sports on May 11, 2013 11:15 PM

JACKSONVILLE -- Hali Botzenhart mashed a three-run, first-inning home run and Southwest Onslow hung on for a 7-4 victory over North Duplin in first-round action of the NCHSAA Class 1-A playoffs on Friday evening.

The Rebels concluded the year 8-12 overall.

Southwest, the Coastal Conference champion, entertains Rosewood on Tuesday. A game time has not been determined.

The Stallions (18-3) built a 5-0 run advantage, only to see North Duplin climb to within 5-4 in the middle innings.

A third-inning error broke up Southwest's shutout bid and a fourth-inning defensive miscue closed the gap to 5-2. Christian Boykin's two-RBI bloop single to center field made it 5-4.

Southwest answered with single runs in the fourth and fifth innings.