Lady Jr. Warriors split pair

from staff reports

   Hannah Banks wasn't about to let the Happy Valley Junior Warriors get swept by Gate City, Va. Tuesday afternoon.
   With Banks leading the way, the Lady Warriors salvaged a split with a 6-4 victory in the second game of a doubleheader.
   Gate City scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the sixth to capture the opener, 3-2.
   In game two, Banks pitched a three-hitter to go with a 2-for-2 offensive performance. She tripled and homered in her two at-bats.
   Maggie Austin also went 2-for-2 while Malorie Markland dinged a triple in two trips to the plate. Caitlin Kerley chipped in at 1-for-2.
   The first game saw Josh Wandell's Lady Warriors receive a solid 2-for-3 showing from Randi Williams. Austin launched a home run, and Jennifer Black batted 1-for-2.