AREA ROUNDUP: Four-run 2nd inning sends Chargers past Bruins again

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Freshman Dylan Farmer lashed a two-run single to highlight a four-run second inning Friday afternoon in sending the Wilson Christian varsity baseball team to a 5-2 victory over Beddingfield at Turnage Athletic Complex.

Wilson Christian of the North Carolina Christian School Association 2-A East region ranks improved to 3-1 in completing the season sweep of Beddingfield.

Senior right-hander Zack Denmark orchestrated five innings for his second win in five days over Beddingfield, allowing five hits. Denmark struck out nine and walked three before giving way to junior Max Holland, who threw the final two innings and allowed one hit, an RBI double to junior Rio Montes. Montes drove in Beddingfield’s other run in the third.

The Bruins threatened to bring the tying run to the plate on a sharply hit ball to right field by junior Ty Johnson, but WCA right fielder Hunter Lewis, an eighth grader, fielded the ball on one hop and turned in the unconventional 9-3 putout to end the game.

Senior Mann Farmer took the loss for Beddingfield, lasting six innings and yielding four hits. He struck out five and walked two.

Montes was 3 for 3 with a double and two RBIs for the 2-A Eastern Plains Conference Bruins (0-4). Senior Adrian DeHart drove in a run for Wilson Christian.

WCA visits Fuquay-Varina Hilltop Christian on Thursday. Beddingfield visits Princeton on Monday.

Score by innings:

Beddingfield 001 010 0 2

Wilson Christian 140 000 x 5

WP-Zack Denmark 5 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 9 SO.  LP-Mann Farmer 6 IP, 4 H, 4 ER, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 SO. S-Max Holland (1) 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO.

LEADING HITTERS — Wilson Christian: Dylan Farmer 1-2, 2B, 2 RBI, Bryce Hughes 1-2, Adrian DeHart 1-3, RBI, Gabe Barnes 1-2; Beddingfield: Rio Montes 3-3, 2B, 2 RBI, Austin Slate 1-2.

Rams overwhelm Kinston 17-0

SNOW HILL — The Greene Central High varsity baseball team took advantage of six errors and turned in a mammoth 14-run third inning Friday to cruise to a 17-0, five-inning win over 2-A Eastern Carolina Conference foe Kinston.

Junior Zach Taylor, senior Trey Fields and senior Cody Lanier each had two hits for the Rams (2-3, 1-1 ECC), with Taylor notching a double and a trouple. Lanier doubled and drove in three runs, while Fields was 2 for 3 with a double and an RBI.

On the mound, Taylor worked four innings and allowed just two hits for the Rams of head coach Scott Jones. He struck out 10 and didn’t allow a walk.

Kieran Hooker took the loss for Kinston (1-4, 0-2 ECC) and had one of the Vikings’ two hits. 

Greene Central is at North Lenoir on Tuesday.

Score by innings:

Kinston 000 00 0

Greene Central 11(14) 1x 17

WP-Zach Taylor 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 10 SO. LP-Kieren Hooker.

LEADING HITTERS — Greene Central: Zach Taylor 2-3, 2B, 3B, RBI, Trey Fields 2-3, 2B, RBI, Cody Lanier 2-3, 2B, 3 RBI; Kinston: Kieran Hooker 1-2, Cortez White 1-2.

Pitts pitches Panthers past Princeton

KENLY — The North Johnston High varsity baseball team got 14 strikeouts in a complete game from starting pitcher Dylan Pitts to help complete the season sweep of Princeton High, 5-0, on Friday.

Pitts allowed two hits and walked a batter on his way to his second win of the season in the nonconference game. 

North Johnston (7-0) of the 2-A Eastern Plains Conference could only get three hits on the board and used aggressive base running and Princeton errors to score. The Panthers, who won the first meeting 6-0 on Feb. 28 at Princeton, stole six bases, advanced on a passed ball and even scored from second on a wild pitch. 

Score by innings:

Princeton 000 000 0 0

North Johnston 002 111 X 5

WP-Dylan Pitts (2-0) 7 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 14 SO. LP-Grey Gurganious (0-1) 5 1/3 IP, 3 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 7 SO. 

LEADING HITTERS — North Johnston: Tucker Batten 2-3, SB, 2 R; Ty Narron 1-2, 2B, RBI, 2SB, R, BB; Ilmar Ramirez 1-3, RBI, SB. Princeton: Charlie Benton 1-2; Tyler Thompson 1-3.


Lady Tigers blank NECP 2-0

TARBORO — Seventh grader Brianna Sigurdson and sophomore Thejeshri Rajesn each had goals for the Wilson Prep varsity girls soccer team Friday in a 2-0 victory over North East Carolina Prep at Indian Lake Sports Complex.

Wilson Prep, which improved to 3-1 overall, picked up assists from freshman Fatima Raya and freshman Samia Allan.

Freshman Jasmine Hendricks recorded the shutout in goal, making two saves.

WPA hosts Southern Wake Academy on Wednesday.


Rams pound Vikings 15-0

SNOW HILL — The Greene Central High softball team required just three innings to register a 15-0 victory over 2-A Eastern Carolina Conference opponent Kinston on Friday night.

Sophomores Abby Burress and Meredith Warren-Lane each had three hits for Greene Central, with sophomore Laura Wade, the winning pitcher, adding a pair of hits.

Greene Central had 15 hits. 

In the circle, Wade orchestrated three perfect innings, striking out six of the nine batters she faced. 

Junior Daly Keel and senior Elexie Sutton each drove in three runs for the Lady Rams (4-1, 1-1 ECC)

Sheriece Hopkins-Jones was charged with the loss for Kinston.

Greene Central continues ECC play at North Lenoir on Tuesday. 

Score by innings:

Kinston 000 0

Greene Central 294 15

WP-Laura Wade 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 SO. LP-Sheriece Hopkins-Jones 

CBA blisters E. Wayne 20-0

GOLDSBORO — Senior Brianna Martin authored a four-inning perfect game Friday in leading the Charles B. Aycock High varsity softball team to a 20-0 victory at Eastern Wayne.

The Lady Golden Falcons dominated the 3-A/4-A Eastern Carolina Conference encounter with runs in every inning, including eight in the third and four more in the sixth.

Martin struck out nine and didn’t issue a walk for CBA (5-3, 2-2 ECC). Eastern Wayne put just three balls in play.

At the plate, freshman Emma Smith was 3 for 3 with five RBIs, while senior Taylor Gay and junior Marie Kidd each had two hits. Gay tripled.

Paige Neimann had the loss for Eastern Wayne, 0-6 in all games and 0-4 in ECC contests.

CBA is home to Southern Wayne on Tuesday.


Score by innings:

C.B. Aycock 428 6 20

Eastern Wayne 000 0 0

WP-Brianna Martin 4 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 9 SO. LP-Paige Neiman.

LEADING HITTERS — Charles B. Aycock: Emma Smith 3-3, 5 RBI, Taylor Gay 2-3, 3B, Marie Kidd 2-2; Eastern Wayne: None.