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Hall's Backhoe dominant in win
Emerges from battle of unbeatens as league's final undefeated team
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The showdown between the two undefeated teams in the girls senior league turned into a stomping Tuesday night at Pete Holt Field.Hall’s Backhoe laid claim to the top spot in the standings with a 22-5 victory over Letitia Lane Photography, improving the team to a perfect 4-0 near the midway point of the season.Both teams have been on a collision course for Tuesday’s contest after winning their first three games, but the first of three meetings in the regular season wasn’t the instant classic most expected. The absence of Maddie Cantrell played a big part in tempering expectations.Cantrell, who is 3-0 for Letitia Lane Photography and came into the contest leading the league in strikeouts with 27 in three starts, wasn’t able to play Tuesday. Without Cantrell in the circle, Hall’s Backhoe was able to take advantage of 24 walks en route to scoring the most runs by a team in a game this season.On the other side, Ashton Whiles was dominant in the circle with 10 strikeouts – increasing her total to 27 – while allowing only one hit.