Middle school roundup

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Springfield powers past Vikings, 14-1

Blaize Keen connected for a two-run home run in the first inning to jump-start the Springfield baseball team to a 14-1 triumph against host Elm City on Monday.

Springfield won for the second time in as many outings in handing the Vikings their first loss against two wins.

Keen wound up batting 4 for 4 with a homer, double and three runs batted in. Chase Waddell went 3 for 3 with two doubles, while winning pitcher Gavin Huff also doubled twice in a 2-for-3 showing.

On the mound, Huff, the starter, pitched three scoreless, hitless innings. The game was halted after five innings.

The Wildcats next see action at home at 4:15 p.m. Thursday against Toisnot.

Elm City bests Springfield in OT

Jessica Avery scored on an assist from Hannah Mosley with three minutes left in the five-minute overtime to lift the visiting Elm City girls soccer team to a 2-1 triumph against Springfield on Monday.

Springfield netted its goal in the eighth minute and clung to the one-goal margin until Avery again benefited from a Mosley assist with a mere three minutes left in regulation.

In goal, the Lady Vikings were sparked by seven saves from Parker Barnes and a pair from Logan Woodruff. Akari Nakaya, Reagan Barnes and Kinsey Jacobson anchored the Elm City defense.

The Lady Vikings, now 2-1, visit Darden on Wednesday.

Lady Vikings roll past Lady Wildcats

Lindsey Curlings struck out 10 Springfield batters as her Elm City softball team rolled to a 12-1 triumph in five innings Monday.

Ashley Pendergrasss led the Lady Vikings at the plate, swatting a three-run home run and singling. Caitlyn Grazianni tripled and singled while Curlings slapped a triple. Bridgette Stell and Arissa Kim each had singles for Elm City, which hosts West Edgecombe on Wednesday afternoon.