Softball -- North Johnston smacks Smithfield-Selma
By News-Argus Staff
Published in Sports on March 26, 2004 1:58 PM
SMITHFIELD -- Michelle Fisher and Candice Evans combined for a three-hitter as North Johnston shut out county rival Smithfield-Selma 9-0 on Thursday evening.
It was the Panthers' seventh consecutive shutout.
Fisher allowed just two hits and worked out of a jam in the first inning with Spartan runners on second and third. Janna Rogerson recovered a bunt attempt and threw out a runner at the plate, and the next batter lined out to Fisher to end the threat.
Evans had runners on second and third in the fourth, but used a strikeout and groundout to end the inning.
Fisher, Rogerson, Hannah Ellis, Robyn Creech and Ashley Woodall each had two hits for the Panthers. Woodall, a Pitt Community College signee, drove in four runs.
Ellis and Creech each contributed a double.
North Johnston collected a season-high 15 hits en route to its eighth win in nine tries. The Panthers entertain county and Class 1-A Carolina Conference rival Princeton at 7 p.m. today.
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