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Two former MHS stars lead RCC Gulls to win

Members of the RCC Gulls softball team include, front from left, Ebony Tunstall, Quanna Bryant, Lynsie Hodges, Alexis Rosser and coach Reggie Brann; second row, Brittany Thompson, Chelsi Blake, Alex Clark and Meagan Montgomery; back row, Chelsey Montgomery, Megan Payne, Caitlin Vanlandingham and Spencer Gaulding. Not pictured is Ashlee Greene.

The Rappahannock Community College women’s softball team, the Gulls, opened its 2013 season on February 18 by splitting a doubleheader with Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) of Largo, Maryland, in Richmond. PGCC won the first game 4-2, and the Gulls won the second game 10-3.

RCC pitcher Alex Clark struck out 13 players in game one, and surrendered her only two hits of the game in the 7th inning with two outs and the score tied at 2-2.

In game two, Ebony Tunstall had an excellent offensive afternoon with 5 hits in 7 trips to the plate, including an inside-the-park grand slam.

Former Middlesex High star Chelsi Blake hit a double in addition to an over-the-fence 2-run home run.

Former Lady Charger pitcher Megan Payne  secured the win, allowing 3 hits with 7 strikeouts and no walks.

Future home games will be held on the Elizabeth Hinton Crowther Field, next to the Warsaw Campus tennis courts, on Saturday, March 9, 16, and 30. Also on Wednesday, April 3, 2 and 4 p.m., Thursday, April 11, 2 and 4 p.m. All home games are doubleheaders, and all will be played at 1 and 3 p.m. except where otherwise noted.

For more information on RCC’s softball team or its schedule, visit, call Coach Brann at 804-333-3695, or email him at . RCC athletic director Dean Taylor can be reached at 804-333-6734, or at .

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posted 02.27.2013

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