Buffaloes cruise to an 8-0 conference title
Floyd County High School’s Lady Buffs varsity softball team steamrolled Glenvar in Riner Saturday with an 8-0 shutout behind a strong pitching performance of Christine Philips and an 11-hit barrage at the plate to take the Conference 38 title.
Phillips struck out four and the team avenged an earlier loss to Glenvar. The Lady Buffs go into the regional playoffs in the coming week with a home opener against Randolph Henry at 5 p.m. Tuesday.
She contributed to the team’s win with a single that drove in a run. Ashley Gallimore nailed three hits, Kristen Mills’ two included a two-run single and Amanda Whitlow brought in two more runs with a double.
The Lady Buffs hope to repeat both the regional and state titles of last year.
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