Softball -- ND posts season-high hits but falls
By News-Argus Staff
Published in Sports on April 6, 2004 1:57 PM
HOLLY RIDGE -- North Duplin posted a season-high for hits with 14 but couldn't hold off Holly Ridge Dixon, who claimed an 8-7 win at home on Monday in eight innings.
The Rebels (0-12) were led by Staci Faulk with two hits, including a triple and a home run, and three RBI. Erica Lane added three hits, while Ronda Jordan added two hits, including a triple.
North Duplin rallied for four runs in the seventh, but the Bulldogs answered with four in the bottom of the seventh and the game-winner in the eighth.
Casey Pate picked up the loss for the Rebels, who were plagued by seven errors in the game.
North Duplin battles non-conference opponent Hobbton at home before hosting Dixon in a re-match on Friday.
North Duplin 021 000 40 -- 7 14 7
Dixon 102 000 41 -- 8 12 3
Leading hitters -- North Duplin -- Staci Faulk 2-4, 3B, HR, 3 RBI; Ronda Jordan 2-5, 3B; Erica Lane 3-4.
IP H R ER BB SO
Casey Pate 8 12 8 -- 2 7
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