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The Surry Knights softball team won three of their last four games, posting two shutouts along the way.

Pitchers Shey Steelman (Forbush HS) and Tori Clontz (Davie) threw shutouts for the Knights in a sweep over Patrick Henry Community College in Martinsville, Va.

On Friday, Stillman tossed a complete game no-hitter in a 2-0 victory. The freshman hurler walked three and struck out three.

Natalie Hauser (Forbush) and Candace Newsom (Reagan) hit RBI singles for the Knights, who scored a run in the fifth and tacked on another in the seventh. Sarah Scott (East Surry) was 1-for-3 at the plate.

In the second game of the doubleheader with Patrick Henry, Clontz took the pitcher’s circle and posted a 3-0 shutout.

Hauser went 3-for-4 at the plate with an RBI to lead the Knights. Sydney Caudill (Starmount) was 2-for-3. Courtney Barnes was 1-for-3 with an RBI and Scott was 1-for-3. Evelyn Wells (East Surry) had an RBI single in the first inning.

“We felt real good about our pitching and our defense,” coach Blaine Bullington of Surry said. “We finally pushed some runs across when we needed them.”

On Saturday, Surry returned home to face Southeastern Community College and earned a 3-2 win in Game 1.

Surry (10-6) scored a run early and added two in the sixth. Barnes was 2-for-3 at the plate. Scott, Brittany Myers (Surry Central) and Rachel Wagoner (Starmount) were each 1-for-3 with an RBI.

Stillman (7-2) earned the win in pitcher’s circle. She walked three and struck out five.

Bullington said his team ran out of gas in the 5-3 loss in Game 2. The highlight of the game was a two-run home run by Wells in the third inning. Hauser was 2-for-4 and Emily Worley (West Stokes) was 1-for-3.

“We were excited to get back on our field,” Bullington said. “We played well. They didn’t hit it hard. They found some holes the second game.

“It was a great weekend. 3-1 on a conference weekend, we’ll take that.”

Surry (4-2 Region X) travels to Florence-Darlington Tech (4-0 region play) on Friday and then to Southeastern Community College on Saturday in a pair of Region X doubleheader games.

“Both teams are tough. I expect good games,” Bullington said. “I’m looking forward to getting into the meat of the conference right now. The conference is tight when it comes to talent. I think we are getting better. Hopefully we are playing our best when the conference tournament rolls around.”

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