Lady Warriors thrash Falcons

from staff reports


   Mandy Byrd batted 3-for-4 and caught a four-hitter on Tuesday as Happy Valley rolled past Volunteer 12-2 in a Watauga Conference softball contest.
   Up 3-2, the Lady Warriors tallied four runs in the fourth and five more in the seventh to prevail in decisive style.
   Winning for the second straight day, Happy Valley banged out 13 hits and took advantage of seven Volunteer errors.
   Leanna Howell and Jessica Blevins contributed 2-for-4 efforts to the Lady Warrior cause.
   Alicia Dick, who got the victory, and Kortney Goulds, who took the mound in the fifth, kept the Lady Falcons at bay with their solid pitching.
   Happy Valley visits Elizabethton this afternoon.