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GREENVILLE — Beddingfield High completed its appearance in the Pitt County Classic Easter baseball tournament with a 1-1 record Monday.
The Bruins of the 2-A Eastern Plains Conference rallied to a 4-3 triumph against Bertie on Saturday, but lost 21-1 to 3-A Havelock on Monday. Beddingfield exited with a 6-4 overall record.
Against Bertie, the Bruins trailed 2-0 going into the sixth inning. Beddingfield forged a 2-2 tie in the sixth on Tyler Godwin’s two-run single and seized a 4-2 lead in the top of the seventh on Alston Pittman’s two-run single.
However, the Bruins did not secure the victory until the Falcons pushed across a run on two hits and two walks in the bottom of the seventh. With the potential winning runner on base, Pittman, a senior left-hander, posted his third strikeout of the inning.
Pittman preserved the win for junior right-hander Austin Slate, who allowed seven hits, one earned run and three walks in six innings while striking out six.
Slate and Godwin each collected two hits for Beddingfield, as did Alvin Cottle and Jarrett Burton for the Falcons.
Score by innings:
Beddingfield 000 002 2 — 4
Bertie 010 010 1 — 3
WP-Austin Slate (2-1) 6 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 6 SO. LP-Trenton White. S- Alston Pittman 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO.
LEADING HITTERS — Beddingfield: Austin Slate 2-4, Tyler Godwin 2-4, 2 RBI; Alston Pittman 1-4, 2 RBI; Bertie: Alvin Cottle 2-4, Jarrett Burton 2-4.
Rams’ win streak stopped by Conley
GREENVILLE — The modest winning streak of the Greene Central High varsity baseball team was snapped a three games with an 8-1 loss to 3-A D.H. Conley of the 3-A/4-A Eastern Carolina Conference in Monday’s second day of the Pitt County Easter Tournament.
The Rams possess a 7-4 record going into Tuesday afternoon’s final tournament test against Williamston Riverside.
With the score knotted 1-1, the Vikings took command with four runs in the top of the fourth inning, chasing losing pitcher Cole Lanier.
The Rams of the 2-A Eastern Carolina Conference got a single each from Jalen Conner, Jackson Batchelor, Travis Mewborn, Cole Lanier and Trey Fields.
Score by innings:
D.H. Conley 101 401 1 — 8
Greene Central 100 000 0 — 1
WP-Pugh 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 3 SO. LP-Cole Lanier 3 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 1 SO.
LEADING HITTERS — D.H. Conley: Lysaght 3-4, Cross 2-3, 2B, 3 R; O’Neal 3-4, 2B; Baldwin 2-4, 3 RBI; Greene Central: Jalen Conner 1-2, R; Travis Mewborn 1-2, Trey Fields 1-3, Jackson Batchelor 1-4, Cole Lanier 1-1.