Belmont wrapped up its second consecutive Gaston County Middle School softball title Monday with a 9-2 victory over Cramerton.The Wildcats (9-1) will host Grier (7-3) in a semifinal game at a date to be determined today.

The other semifinal will have Chavis (8-2) hosting Mount Holly (7-3), which was idle Monday.

*Belmont 9, Cramerton 2 — Emily Tucker struck out 11 in the win for Belmont.

*Chavis 14, Bessemer City 4 — Sara Grace Allen 3-for-4 and Maia Black went 2-for-2 for the Wolverines. Leah Sturgill picked up the win for Chavis.

*Southwest 11, Holbrook 9 — Diana Macon had three hits while Sarah Bridges and Cearra McDuffie had two hits each in the win for Southwest. Stephanie Coe was the winning pitcher.

*Grier 11, Stanley 1 — Heaven McLear went 2-for-4 and earned the win on the mound and Emily Long added a pair of hits for Grier.


reported by the Gaston Gazette