SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) - Rowan County was denied its second Little League softball World Series title in three years on Wednesday night, losing to Texas 7-2.
Things started well enough for Rowan.
Kenadi Sproul got a lead-off single and was pushed to third by an Emma Clarke single to right. Sproul scored on a single by Brooke Kennerly to give Rowan the first run of the game.
Texas answered in the bottom of the first with three runs on four hits to take the early 3-1 lead.
The hard hitting Texas girls scored again in the second, extending the lead 7-1 over Rowan.
Rowan picked up a single run in the sixth in the loss.
The Rowan girls will be coming back on Thursday night. Many in the community plan to give the team a big "Welcome Home" celebration at the Salisbury Community Park on Hurley School Road at approximately 8:30.