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AREA ROUNDUP: Demons clip Rocky Mount 9-3 to retain share of Big East lead

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The host Fike High varsity baseball team kept pace with archrival Hunt atop the 3-A Big East Conference standings with a 9-3 triumph against visiting Rocky Mount on Thursday evening.

In sweeping the week’s two-game set from the Gryphons, Fike remained tied with Hunt at 4-0 in conference play. Rocky Mount dropped to 2-2.

With a rejuvenated offense, the Golden Demons of head coach Buck Edmundson pounced for two runs in the first and four in the second. Fike owned a 7-0 cushion before Rocky Mount plated its first run in the fifth.

On the mound, Fike received another stellar performance from Chad Bean, the starter. In five innings, Bean permitted only three hits, one run and one walk while striking out three.

Second second baseman Trevor Mills triggered the Fike offense, going 2 for 3 and driving in two runs. Junior Myles Cyrus collected a pair of hits and scored three runs. Senior Zach Pittman finished 1 for 1 and scored twice. Tanner Sullivan turned in a 2-for-2 outing and also scored twice.

Fike returns to action Saturday at 11 a.m. on its Gilbert Ferrell Field diamond in the fifth annual Golden Leaf Invitational against Rocky Mount Academy. The fifth consecutive win vaulted the Demons to 9-2 in all games.

Score by innings:

Rocky Mount 000 010 2 3

Fike 241 020 x 9

WP-Chad Bean 5 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO. LP-Joernest Petway.

LEADING HITTERS — Conner Powell 3-4, Victor Wood 1-2, 2B; Fike: Trevor Mills 2-3, 2 RBI, 2 R; Zach Pittman 1-1, 2 R; Myles Cyrus 2-3, 3 R; Tanner Sullivan 2-2, 2 R.

 

Falcons rally past SC in 7th

WINTERVILLE — Without the benefit of a hit in the top of the seventh, the Charles B. Aycock High varsity baseball team pushed across two runs to take the lead Thursday, and senior Jordan Gay shut the door in relief to send the Golden Falcons to a 5-4 victory in 3-A/4-A Eastern Carolina Conference play.

CBA, now 9-3 overall and 3-3 in the ECC, outhit South Central 9-6.

Trailing 4-3 entering the seventh inning, Blake Dilda was hit by a pitch and moved to second on a wild pitch with one out. Nolan Harrell was intentionally walked, and a fly ball to right field was dropped, allowing Gipson to reach.

Harrell was thrown out behind the play for the second out, leaving CBA down to its last out.

However, Dilda would score on a wild pitch from third, and Gipson trotted home on another wild pitch to put CBA up. Gay, who entered in the fifth, worked the first 1-2-3 inning for CBA by sitting South Central down in order in the bottom half. Gay allowed one hit in the final three innings.

Carson Smitherman was 3 for 3 with a double and an RBI for the Falcons, with Cody Whaley going 1 for 3 with an RBI.

South Central’s Stone Baldwin took the loss in relief. Drew Nichols was 2 for 4 with a double.

CBA plays in the Golden Leaf Invitational beginning Saturday, facing off with Southern Nash in Fleming Stadium at 12:30.

 

Score by innings:

C.B. Aycock 010 101 2 5

South Central 001 030 0 4

WP-Jordan Gay (2-0) 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO. LP-Stone Baldwin 2/3 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 SO, 1 BB.

LEADING HITTERS — Charles B. Aycock: Carson Smitherman 3-3, 2B, RBI, R, Cody Whaley 1-3, RBI; South Central: Drew Nichols 2-4, 2B.

 

Warriors notch 12-2 win vs. Firebirds

STANHOPE — The Hunt High varsity baseball team combined its best offensive and defensive performance of the season into a 12-2 3-A Big East Conference conquest of host Southern Nash on Tuesday evening.

The Warriors emerged deadlocked with archrival Fike for the conference lead at 3-0 and upped their overall record to 7-4. The defeat all but dashed Southern Nash’s title hopes. The Firebirds tumbled to 0-3 and 5-6, respectively.

Hunt survived eight walks, the highest total in five years, said head coach Jon Smith. Smith also assured the game was closer than the score indicates and expects a “dogfight” in Thursday’s rematch at 7 p.m.  on Hunt’s Sid Boyette Field diamond.

“We played well,” Smith commented. “It was probably our best offensive and defensive effort of the season. We walked far too many batters but, by the same token, we made some big pitches in big spots.”

Senior right-hander Josh Fuller blanked the Firebirds for four innings in posting his first win. Starting senior right-hander Dom Gaetano lasted two-plus innings, while sophomore Tyson Bass struck out the side in the bottom of the seventh.

The Warriors tagged starting and losing Southern Nash pitcher Leroy Edwards, a senior right-hander, and his successors for 15 hits. Fuller, Gaetano, senior Matt Jacobs, senior Hunter Barnes, junior Trey Dail and senior Tyler Wells each rapped two hits. Gaetano doubled twice.

Bass and Wells each doubled in Hunt’s four-run second. Dallas Kemp delivered a run-scoring double in the sixth and, in the seventh, Gaetano laced his second double. The Warriors banged out six hits in the second.

Junior Luke Edwards doubled in two at-bats to lead the Southern Nash attack.

Score by innings:

Hunt 040 021 5 12

Southern Nash 011 000 0 2

WP-Josh Fuller 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 4 SO. LP-Leroy Edwards.

LEADING HITTERS — Hunt: Josh Fuller 2-5, RBI; Dom Gaetano 2-4, 2 2B, 2 R, RBI; Matt Jacobs 2-5, Hunter Barnes 2-4, 2 R; Trey Dail 2-4, 2 R; Tyler Wells 2-4, 2B; Tyson Bass 1-4, 2B, 2 R; Dallas Kemp 1-1, 2B, RBI; Southern Nash: Luke Edwards 1-2, 2B; Alex Noland 1-3, Dylan Bottoms 1-3, Robert Hough 1-3.

 

Rams triumph 11-6 vs. Eastern Wayne

GOLDSBORO — The visiting Greene Central High varsity baseball team snapped a 6-6 tie with two runs in the top of the sixth inning and pulled away to an 11-6 nonconference win against 3-A Eastern Wayne of the 3-A/4-A Eastern Carolina Conference on Wednesday.

The third consecutive win propelled the Rams of the 2-A Eastern Carolina Conference to 6-3. Eastern Wayne plunged to 1-8.

Greene Central nicked three Warriors pitchers for 11 hits and stole a whopping 15 bases — including six by junior Jalen Conner. The Rams padded their lead with three runs in the top of the seventh.

Senior Jackson Batchelor, the third Greene Central pitcher, blanked the Warriors the last three innings and picked up the win. In 3 2/3 innings, Batchelor allowed two hits and an unearned run. He had one strikeout.

Starting sophomore Zach Taylor lasted three innings and junior Trey Fields retired just one batter in the fourth — when Eastern Wayne rallied from a 5-2 deficit to a 6-5 lead. Greene Central pulled even with a run in the top of the fifth.

Conner also batted 3 for 4 with a triple, drove in two runs and scored three. Batchelor, senior Travis Mewborn and senior Justin Vandiford each contributed two hits.

Leading the Warriors offense was Wesley Case at 2 for 4 with a double and three RBIs. Jason Mitchell rapped a double and single in three at-bats, while Josh Gross went 2 for 5 with two runs scored.

Score by innings:

Greene Central 104 012 3 11

Eastern Wayne 101 400 0 6

WP-Jackson Batchelor 3 2/3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO. LP-Colby Miller 1 2/3 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO.

LEADING HITTERS — Greene Central: Jalen Conner 3-4, 3R, 2 RBI, 6 SB, 3B; Jackson Batchelor 2-5, Travis Mewborn 2-5, RBI; Justin Vandiford 2-5, RBI; Alex Tyson 1-2; Eastern Wayne: Josh Gross 2-5, 2 R; Wesley Case 2-4, 2B, 3 RBI; Jason Mitchell 2-3, 2B, RBI.

 

Mills strikes out 16, homers in Fike win

ROCKY MOUNT — Fike High senior right-hander Trevor Mills authored a blistering bullet point on his resume for 3-A Big East Conference Player of the Year on Tuesday night.

In directing the Golden Demons to their third Big East victory in as many tries — remaining tied atop the league with archrival Hunt in the process — Mills simply dominated, striking out 16 batters and allowing just two hits, both to leadoff hitter Connor Powell, as Fike eased by the Gryphons with an 8-2 victory.

Mills also aided his own cause in short order. From the leadoff spot, Mills opened the game with a solo shot to right field. He walked three batters, and Powell’s two-run single in the fifth brought home both unearned runs after the Demons (8-2) opened the inning with an error.

Fike reached three different Rocky Mount (5-5, 2-1 Big East) pitchers for nine hits. 

Leading 1-0 in the fifth, junior Zach Pittman drew a bases-loaded walk that scored senior Jackson Terry, who doubled to open the inning. In the sixth, junior Myles Cyrus walked and came home on Terry’s sacrifice bunt.

The Demons blew the game open in the top of the seventh in batting around. Terry and Cyrus each had two-run singles during the outburst. Senior Justice Lynn slapped an RBI single.

Lynn and Terry each had two hits to pace Fike, with Terry finishing with three RBIs. Cyrus drove in two.

Evan Hart was tagged with the loss for Rocky Mount, lasting 5 2/3 innings and allowing four hits. He struck out five and walked four.

 

Score by innings:

Fike 100 011 5 8

Rocky Mount 000 020 0 2

WP-Trevor Mills (4-1) 7 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 16 SO. LP-Evan Hart 5 2/3 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 5 SO.

LEADING HITTERS — Fike: Justice Lynn 2-4, RBI, R, Jackson Terry 2-3, 2B, 3 RBI, R, Myles Cyrus 1-3, 2 RBI, 2 R, Trevor Mills 1-4, HR, RBI, R; Rocky Mount: Connor Powell 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI.

 

SOFTBALL

 

Lady Panthers slug past SWE, reach 9-0

KENLY — The offensive demolition derby that is the North Johnston High varsity softball team showed no signs of slowing down Wednesday against SouthWest Edgecombe.

Seven Lady Panthers tallied two or more hits on the way to a 15-hit output, and junior Amberlyn Pearce gave up just one unearned run as the Lady Panthere remained unbeaten with a 16-2, five-inning win.

North Johnston, which moved to 9-0 overall and 2-0 within the EPC, was led by Pearce’s 3-for-3, two-RBI showing. Senior Jada Santiago, bound for UNC Wilmington, launched her seventh home run of the season and ran her RBI total to 25. Both marks lead the Lady Panthers, who have accounted for 94 RBIs as a team in 2018.

Junior Jordyn Scott doubled in a pair of runs as North Johnston replied to an early SouthWest (4-5, 0-2 EPC) run with two in the bottom of the first. The Lady Panthers taked on four more in the third and helped induce the 10-run rule with a 10-run fourth.

Senior Lexi Godwin doubled and had three RBIs. Junior Olivia Gachuz, junior Blayke Batten and junior Hannah Wall each had two hits. Batten and Wall each doubled.

In the circle, Pearce allowed just one hit, while striking out six and walking three.

North Johnston is host to Louisburg in nonconference action Wednesday.

 

Score by innings:

SW Edgecombe 100 10 2

North Johnston 204 (10)x 16

WP-Amberlyn Pearce 5 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 6 SO.

LEADING HITTERS — North Johnston: Amberlyn Pearce 3-3, 2 RBI, Hannah Wall 2-4, 2B, Jordyn Scott 2-3, 2 2B, 2 RBI, Blayke Batten 2-3, RBI, 2B, Jada Santiago 2-3, HR, 4 RBI, Olivia Gachuz 2-2, 2 RBI, Lexi Godwin 2-3, 2B, 3 RBI.

 

Lady Warriors drop pair to Clayton, SN

The Hunt High varsity softball team was held to just one hit by Southern Nash sophomore pitcher Carrigan Ewers on Tuesday night, and a seven-run outburst in the bottom of the fifth inning provided all the scoring the Ladybirds would need to secure a 7-0 3-A Big East Conference victory.

Ewers struck out six without a walk for Southern Nash, one day after the Lady Warriors (5-6, 2-1 Big East) dropped a 5-4 nonconference game to host Clayton.

Desi Norris had the lone hit for Hunt against Southern Nash’s Ewers in the seventh inning. Kierstin Cooper, a freshman, was 3 for 3 with a run scored for the Ladybirds (8-4, 1-1 Big East).

Freshman Taylor Bailey doubled.

Against Clayton, Hunt rallied from a 4-1 deficit to plate three runs in the fourth to tie it. However, Clayton (1-4) of the 3-A Greater Neuse River Conference produced the game winner in the home half of the sixth.

Bri Tucker and McKenzie House were each 2 for 3 against Clayton, with House adding a double. Norris and Jennifer Kitchen drove in runs.

Hunt is off until Tuesday, April 10 when it plays host to archrival Fike.

 

Score by innings:

Hunt 000 000 0 0

Southern Nash 000 070 x 7

WP-Carrigan Ewers 7 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 SO. LP-Brittany Glover.

LEADING HITTERS — Southern Nash: Kierstin Cooper 3-3, R, Taylor Bailey 1-4, 2B, RBI, Elisabeth Collie 1-3, Allie Watkins 1-1, RBI; Hunt: Desi Norris 1-3

Score by innings:

Hunt 100 300 0 4

Clayton 040 001 0 5

LP-Brittany Glover 6 IP, 12 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO.

LEADING HITTERS — Hunt: Bri Tucker 2-4, McKenzie House 2-3, 2B, Desi Norris 1-3, RBI, Jennifer Kitchen 1-3, RBI. 

Lady Panthers roll in EPC opener

PINETOPS — The North Johnston High varsity softball team had no trouble remaining unbeaten Monday night in its 2-A Eastern Plains Conference opener, using an eight-run third inning to pull away for a 12-0, five-inning conquest of SouthWest Edgecombe.

North Johnston, now 8-0 overall and the No. 3-ranked 2-A program by MaxPreps, produced 11 hits.

Junior Lindsey Massengill led the way at the plate with a 4-for-4, four-RBI showing that included two doubles. Senior Lexi Godwin was 2 for 3 with a triple and an RBI, with junior Jordyn Scott adding a pair of hits.

Godwin earned the three-inning win in the pitching circle, allowing four hits. She struck out two and walked three. 

SouthWest Edgecombe, playing in its conference opener, dipped to 3-4.

The teams will complete the home-and-away conference series Wednesday.

Score by innings:

North Johnston 138 00 12

SW Edgecombe 000 00 0

WP-Lexi Godwin (2-0) 3 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 2 SO.

LEADING HITTERS — North Johnston: Lindsey Massengill 4-4, 2 2B, 4 RBI, Lexi Godwin 2-3, 3B, RBI, R, Jordyn Scott 2-3, RBI, 2 R.

 

GIRLS SOCCER

Fike blanks Northern Nash 3-0

ROCKY MOUNT — Senior Reily Nelson netted two goals for the Fike  High varsity girls soccer team Thursday night as the Lady Golden Demons won their fourth straight match with a 3-0 win over Northern Nash.

Fike (4-5) struck in the 19th minute with a Nelson one-touch finish in the box off a cross from Madeline Richardson. Nelson assisted in the 22nd, sending a long ball to Payton Lentz, who ran onto it and finished a one-on-one situation with the Northern Nash keeper.

In the 44th minute, senior Claire Dixon played a through ball to Nelson from approximately 30 yards away, which was collected by Nelson in the box and finished for the final margin.

Fike returns from spring break to face archrival Hunt on the road Tuesday, April 10.

Lady Warriors stay perfect in Big East

FRANKLINTON — The Hunt High varsity girls soccer team continued its undefeated run through the 3-A Big East Conference with a 6-0 conquest of league newcomer Franklinton on Thursday night.

The Lady Warriors remained tied with archrival Fike for the conference lead at 4-0 and boosted their overall record to 6-3-2. Franklinton tumbled to 1-3 and 5-6, respectively.

Hunt got the only goal it needed on a penalty kick from senior Bailey Hardison. Leading scorer Kristen Armstrong, a freshman, followed with an unassisted goal.

Hardison knocked in her second goal on an assist from Makayla Brown and then Hardison assisted Armstrong’s second goal.

Concluding the scoring were Abbie Alexander on an assist from Hardison and Kim Pacheco on an assist from Alexander. Hardison accumulated two goals and two assists.

Six score for CBA in 7-2 triumph

DUDLEY — Six different players scored goals for the C.B. Aycock varsity girls soccer team in a 7-2 win Tuesday at 3-A/4-A Eastern Carolina Conference foe Southern Wayne.

The 3-A Lady Falcons, now 3-5-3 overall, posted their first league win against three losses and a tie while the 3-A Lady Saints dropped to 2-6 overall and 0-3 in ECC matches.

Junior Hannah Spier scored a pair of goals for CBA, which outscored the Lady Saints 5-1 in the first half. Also scoring goals for Aycock were freshman Kayla Spier, sophomore Lydia Butler, sophomore Colleen Jones, sophomore Morgan Quinn and freshman Annabelle Watkins. Kayla Spier had three assists and Butler had a pair of assists.

Taylor Smith made one save in goal for CBA while Mckenzie Norris totaled four stops.

Aycock will visit 4-A South Central in another ECC match Thursday.

 

Lady Cyclones nip Halifax in overtime

The host Community Christian School girls soccer team was forced into a pair of 10-minute overtimes before escaping with an 8-7 North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association 1-A Coastal Independents Conference win against Halifax Academy on Tuesday evening.

Goals in the 82nd and 87th minutes vaulted the Lady Cyclones to 1-1 in the conference and to 4-2-1 overall. The regulation 80 minutes ended with the score 6-6.

Eighth-grader Loreli Ferguson, from some 25 yards out, drilled in the go-ahead CCS goal in the 82nd minute. Some five minutes later, eighth-grader Kaitlyn Swartzfager sent a cross to leading scorer Morgan Lane. Lane, a senior, one-touched and connected for the eighth Lady Cyclones goal. Halifax managed its last goal with approximately a minute remaining.

CCS forged a 4-1 halftime margin as Lane and Swartzfager combined for four goals and two assists.

Lane pounded in the first three goals. Two were assisted by Swartzfager. Swartzfager closed out the first-half outburst with an unassisted goal from some 25 yards out. .

After the Lady Cyclones’ Olivia Walker, a freshman, nailed a shot from some 15 yards out on an assist from Lane, Halifax, with three quick goals, stormed to a 6-5 lead. Overtime resulted when, with some five minutes left in regulation, Lane finished a through ball from Swartzfager.

Lane amassed five goals and an assist, while Swartzfager sparkled with a goal and four assists.

CCS faces a rematch at Halifax on April 10.

Davis, Rodriguez power NJ win

KENLY — With seniors Barrett Davis and Michelle Rodriguez combining for all five goals, North Johnston drilled visiting Farmville Central 5-0 in both teams’ 2-A Eastern Plains Conference varsity girls soccer opener Tuesday.

It was the first win on the field for the Lady Panthers, who claimed a forfeit victory over Northern Nash on March 16 as part of their 2-6-1 record. The Lady Jaguars remained winless through six matches.

Davis scored three goals and had an assist for North Johnston, which led 2-0 at the half, while Rodriguez notched a pair of goals. Also providing assists for the Lady Panthers were Maira Teruel, Johanna Pacheco and Kimberly Villagran.

Hannah Sherrod made four saves in goal in posting the shutout.

North Johnston is off until April 10 when it visits North Pitt.

 

Second half swarms Lady Tigers in loss

The Wilson Preparatory Academy girls soccer team reached halftime of its game with Southern Wake Academy tied at 2, but a six-goal deluge from the visitors in the second half proved to be the difference in an 8-3 defeat Tuesday afternoon.

Freshman Thejeshri Rajesn, junior Tyana Watkins and sophomore Trinity Mobley were the goal scorers for Wilson Prep, with Mobley handing out assists on the Rajesn and Watkins goals. Abigail Reason assisted Mobley on her finish.

Freshman Kaylee Chandler and junior Raigan Avent split time in net for the Lady Tigers, with Avent making five of the six saves for the tandem in 50 minutes of play.

Wilson Prep is off until Tuesday, April 10 when it is the guest of Clayton Southside Christian.

 

BOYS TENNIS

 

Warriors subdue Knights 8-1

ROCKY MOUNT — The Hunt High boys tennis team had little trouble in its final match before spring break Thursday afternoon, clinching the outcome in singles to earn an 8-1 win over 3-A Big East Conference opponent Northern Nash.

Defeating the Knights for the second time this season, the Warriors 4-2 (3-2 Big East) procured singles wins at Nos. 1, 3, 4, 5 and 6, with Parker McCall getting a three-set victory at No. 5 with a 6-2, 1-6, 10-3 win over the Knights’ Jensen Shearin.

Dylan Skinner only conceded one game in the No. 6 slot, coasting by Northern Nash’s Thomas Bandy 6-1, 6-0.

“It was a different match than when we played them the first time,” Hunt coach Debbie Bass said. “I felt like our team was stronger. We had more focus, and as always, endurance.”

Hunt pulled up the doubles sweep with David Joyner-Josh Edwards at No. 1, Matthew Prasasouk-Zac Taylor at No. 2 and McCall-Skinner in the No. 3 slot.

The Warriors return to action on Tuesday, April 10 at Rocky Mount.

 

HUNT 8, NORTHERN NASH 1

David Joyner (H) def. Coley Corbin 6-4, 6-3; Owen Hans (NN) def. Josh Edwards 6-0, 6-1; Matthew Prasasouk (H) def. Ashton Palmer 7-5, 6-3; Zac Taylor (H) def. Carter Luper 6-1, 6-3; Parker McCall (H) def. Jensen Shearin 6-2, 1-6, 10-3; Dylan Skinner (H) def. Thomas Bandy 6-1, 6-0

Joyner-Edwards (H) def. Corbin-Palmer 8-4; Prasasouk-Taylor (H) def. Hans-Shearin 8-2; McCall-Skinner (H) def. Luper-Bandy 8-2.

 

Fike trips up Firebirds 8-1

Seven of eight victories for the Fike High boys tennis team were of the straight set variety Thursday afternoon as the Golden Demons wrapped up their final match before spring break, coasting by 3-A Big East Conference foe Southern Nash by an 8-1 margin.

Fike (6-2, 4-1 Big East) concluded the first half of league play with its senior quartet in the top four — Thomas Hodges, John Gliarmis, Walker Gliarmis and A.J. Gunter all producing straight set wins. At No. 6, Justin Bass outlasted Dylan Alligood in a 6-3, 4-6, 10-3 contest that allowed the Demons to clinch the match before doubles.

The Demons made it a clean sweep of the doubles bouts, with Hodges-John Gliarmis, Walker Gliarmis-Gunter and Cole Peterson-Max Fogleman all getting wins.

Southern Nash (11-3, 3-3 Big East) averted the shutout with Hector Perez’s 6-4, 5-7, 11-9 decision over Peterson at No. 5 singles.

Following a week off, Fike returns to action with a nonconference test at home against D.H. Conley on Monday, April 9. Southern Nash plays host to Northern Nash on Tuesday, April 10.

 

FIKE 8, SOUTHERN NASH 1

Thomas Hodges (F) def. Zach Perry 6-1, 6-3; John Gliarmis (F) def. Blaize Graham 6-4, 6-0; Walker Gliarmis (F) def. Jacob Glover 6-1, 6-2; A.J. Gunter (F) def. Parker Strickland 6-4, 6-0; Hector Petez (SN) def. Cole Peterson 6-4, 5-7, 11-9; Justin Bass (F) def. Dylan Alligood 6-3, 4-6, 10-3.

Hodges-J. Gliarmis (F) def. Graham-Glover 8-3; W. Gliarmis-Gunter (F) def. Perry-Strickland 8-2; Peterson-Max Fogleman (F) def. Perez-Alligood 8-4.

 

JUNIOR VARSITY

Hunt stays unbeaten with win over SN

The Hunt High baseball team kept its unbeaten string rolling Tuesday afternoon, using three-hit outputs from freshmen Blaize Keen and Cody Mercer to record a 7-2 victory over 3-A Big East Conference foe Southern Nash.

Keen and Mercer each doubled for the Warriors (8-0, 3-0 Big East) and had three hits. Keen tallied three RBIs and stole three bases. Caleb Davis, a junior, was 2 for 3 with a run driven in.

Junior Christian Phaby recorded the win in relief, allowing an unearned run in the fourth. Sophomore Blake Daniels started and allowed one hit in three innings, striking out one and walking one.

Sophomore Jason Bland had 2 of the 3 hits for Southern Nash (2-7, 1-2 Big East). Trey Mizzelle took the loss in relief for Southern Nash, allowing four earned runs over 2 1/3 innings.

After spring break, the Warriors are back in action hosting Fike on Tuesday, April 10. Southern Nash visits Franklinton.

 

BOYS GOLF

Jones leads CBA to share of 3rd

DUDLEY — Bryce Jones carded a round of 5-over-par 76 over the par-71, 6,270-yard Southern Wayne Country Club layout Monday to lead 3-A Charles B. Aycock High to a tie for third place with a score of 343 for its low four individuals in a 3-A/4-A Eastern Carolina Conference match.

New Bern of the 4-A ranks prevailed with a 295, followed by 3-A Greenville Rose at 316 and CBA and 4-A South Central at 343. Completing the field were 3-A teams D.H. Conley (369), Southern Wayne (422) and Eastern Wayne (453).

The Golden Falcons also counted an 83 from Carl Floars, a 90 from Daniel Barnes and a 94 from Jacob Tingen. Malik Maat came in at 111.

 

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