The Temple Christian School softball team hosted the Virginia Association of Christian Athletes Invitational State tournament last Friday and Saturday as the local girls won second place.

Temple lost its first game last Friday, 7-2, to United Christian Academy but came back to win back-to-back shutouts by blanking Southwest Virginia Home School, 15-0, and then wiped out Westover Christian Academy, 11-0.

The Temple defense had a perfect 3-game tourney and was error-free both days.

Tournament stats

Hitting

» Hannah Branham batted .667 with a double, triple, driving in 3 and scoring 4 runs

» Madison Cofer batted .636 with a double, triple, driving in 5 and scoring 4 runs

» Abigail Jones batted .556 with a double, 2 triples, driving in 5 and scoring 3 runs

» Morgan Wheeler batted .545, driving in 6 and scoring 3 runs

Pitching 

» Rylee Holloway and Abigail Jones each struck out 6 in a combined no-hitter against SW VA Home School

» Holloway struck out 13 in a 1-hitter (facing the minimum number of batters after picking a runner off of second) against Westover

» For the weekend, the Temple pitching staff went 16 innings, giving up 13 hits, 7 runs, striking out 34 and walking 4

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