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Angels fall in battle with Taylor-Rehobeth

Pitcher Anna Parker Little and the remainder of the Greenville Dixie Angels defense held Taylor-Rehobeth to zero runs for three full innings of play.

Pitcher Anna Parker Little and the remainder of the Greenville Dixie Angels defense held Taylor-Rehobeth to zero runs for three full innings of play.

A single run was all the Greenville Dixie Angels needed for a majority of their game against Taylor-Rehobeth in an elimination match.

But Taylor-Rehobeth overcame Greenville’s otherwise stellar defense in the bottom of the fourth and slipped in a pair of quick runs for a 2-1 lead and, ultimately, the win.

It was a battle won largely from the circle as a strong pitching staff from Taylor-Rehobeth kept Greenville off the bases for the majority of the game.

But Greenville’s own defense was just as impressive as pitcher Anna Parker Little caught a runner at first with a pickoff in the bottom of the third that ended Taylor-Rehobeth’s momentum immediately.

Unfortunately for Greenville, a bungled pitch at home plate allowed Taylor-Rehobeth to steal its first run in the bottom of the fourth.

Fatigue mounted for the Greenville’s defense as the inning dragged on, and the tide turned permanently in Taylor-Rehobeth’s favor as the team sealed its 2-1 victory with a decisive strikeout in the fifth.