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Sofball -- NJ's Evans flirts with perfect game

By News-Argus Staff
Published in Sports on April 7, 2004 1:59 PM

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Candace Evans flirted with a perfect game as state-ranked North Johnston blanked Spring Creek 10-0 in Carolina 1-A Conference play Tuesday.

Evans yielded one hit and struck out eight in a complete-game performance. The Gators foiled her perfect-game bid with a lead-off single in the fifth.

Officials called the contest after five innings due to the 10-run mercy rule.

The Panthers, ranked No. 6 in the latest ihigh.com coaches/media poll, tallied three runs in the third inning. Hannah Ellis plated two runs on a base hit and Evans scored Ellis with a base hit.

Ellis, Janna Rogerson and Emily Levick each batted 2-for-3 for North Johnston.

Lorenda Brogden suffered the pitching loss for Spring Creek, which fell to 1-5 in the Carolina Conference.

North Johnston (13-1) is 6-0 in the Carolina Conference.