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Lady Saints advance to state semis

The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy softball team has advanced to the state semifinals once again.

After a shutout win over Seton School, the Lady Saints will compete for a chance at the state championship game Thursday afternoon. Reese Byrd pitched a no-hitter in the Lady Saints’ 12-0 win over Seton in four innings.

From the plate, NSA had eight hits, which included a home run from Gabby Infranco. Infranco went 2-2 with two runs and three RBIs. Jenna Elswick went 2-2 with two runs, a double and a triple. Addy Greene went 2-3 with two runs a RBI and a triple.

NSA will take on Isle of Wight Academy for the third time this season in the state semifinals. Last season, NSA fell to IWA in the semifinals, who went on to be the eventual state champions. Out of two matchups this season, NSA has split with IWA. After shutting out IWA 10-0 in the first matchup, IWA avenged their loss, defeating NSA 4-1.

The teams will play at 3 p.m. Thursday at RF&P Park in Glen Allen. If NSA wins Thursday afternoon, they will play for a state championship Friday, also at RF&P Park.

NSA 12, Seton 0

NSA 4 0 7 1—12

SS 0 0 0 0—0

NSA: Hits 8—Greene 2, Elswick 2, Infranco 2, Inscoe, Wetmore; Runs 12—Infranco 2, Elswick 2, Inscoe 2, Greene 2, Goodman, O’Keeffe, Groves, Wetmore; RBI 8—Infracno 3, Inscoe 2, McGowan, Greene, Wetmore; HR 1—Infranco