Heartbreakers 18U Elite defeated NC Hotshots United 9-3 on Saturday. NC Hotshots United’s big inning was driven by doubles by A Carr and T Nelson.
The Heartbreakers got things moving in the first inning when Victoria McClain hit a solo homer. The Heartbreakers tallied four runs in the fourth inning. The offensive firepower by Heartbreakers 18U Elite was led by Paige Wilhelm and Nikki West, all knocking in runs in the inning.
McClain earned the win for Heartbreakers 18U Elite. She went three innings, allowing zero runs on one hit, striking out five and walking zero. Mel Firestone threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen.
Carr took the loss for NC Hotshots United. She surrendered nine runs on nine hits over four innings, striking out five and walking one.
The Heartbreakers tallied two home runs on the day. McClain had a dinger in the first inning. Firestone went for the long ball in the first inning.
Nikki West, Ryleigh Bolyard, and McClain all managed multiple hits for the Heartbreakers.