SNOW HILL — The first four hitters collected hits in the bottom of the first inning and the host Greene Central High varsity baseball team proceeded to a 5-1 2-A Eastern Carolina Conference victory against Kinston on Friday night.
The Rams evened their conference record at 4-4 going into the final week of the regular season and stand 8-13 overall.
Greene Central trailed 1-0 in the bottom of the first when Matt Mewborn doubled, Jackson Batchelor singled, Tyler Horner doubled and Justin Woolard singled to account for three runs.
Rams pitcher Hunter Moore, a junior right-hander, then blanked the Vikings the last six innings. Moore spaced six hits and five walks while striking out six.
Mewborn batted 3 for 3 with two doubles to spearhead Greene Central’s 10-hit offensive. Batchelor and Woolard each rapped two hits and drove in two runs.
Greene Central continues conference play at home at 7 p.m. Tuesday against South Lenoir.
Score by innings:
Kinston 100 000 0 — 1
Greene Central 301 1 x — 5
WP-Hunter Moore 7 IP 6 H 1 R 1 ER 5 BB 6 SO. LP-Cameron Webster.
LEADING HITTERS — Kinston: Cameron Webster 1-2; Greene Central: Matt Mewborn 3-3, 2 2B; Jackson Batchelor 2-3, 2 RBI; Justin Woolard 2-4, 2 RBI.