Baseball -- EW tops Patriots in 10
By News-Argus Staff
Published in Sports on April 28, 2004 2:02 PM
Eastern Wayne's Billy McKinley drove in Jesse Lancaster with a fielders choice ground out in the bottom of the 10th as the Warriors edged West Craven 4-3 at New Hope on Tuesday.
Lancaster reached second on a throwing error and moved to third on a ground out by Airlon Vinson. The Eagles then walked Matt Hemenway and Trey Johnson to load the bases before McKinley's big RBI.
"We've lost some close ones, so it's good to win that close one," Eastern Wayne coach Jabo Fulghum said. "We needed that one. It was a big win."
The Warriors (9-10 overall, 7-5 Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference) were paced by Lancaster, Vinson and Hemenway, who had two hits each.
Lancaster picked up the win in relief of Vinson, tossing five innings and yielding no earned runs.
West Craven's Lemmie Barwick went the full 10 innings of work for the Eagles in picking up the tough loss.
The Warriors host New Hanover on Friday at 7 p.m. in non-conference action.
West Craven 000 102 000 0 -- 3 8 3
Eastern Wayne 102 000 000 1 -- 4 8 4
Leading hitters -- West Craven -- Kevin Berryman 2-5, RBI; Justin Morris 2-3, RBI. Eastern Wayne -- Jesse Lancaster 2-5; Airlon Vinson 2-5; Matt Hemenway 2-4.
IP H R ER BB SO
Vinson 5 3 2 1 1 3
Lancaster (W, 4-4) 5 4 1 0 2 1
Wayne Christian's J.D. Hightower had four hits and four RBI as the Eagles banged out 12 hits in defeating Cresset Academy 23-5 at home on Tuesday.
Adam Brannan (three RBI) and Josh Brannan (four RBI) had two hits each for the Eagles, who improved to 9-3 overall and 4-1 in the Carolina Christian 1-A Conference.
The Eagles had seven hits and 11 runs in the first inning.
Josh Brannan pitched two innings, striking out four and yielding two hits.
Cresset Academy 001 22x x -- 5 8 3
Wayne Chr. (11)39 0xx x -- 23 12 3
Leading hitters -- Cressent Academy -- Paul Pickett 2-4, 3B; John Berthed 2-4; Bob Griffin 2-3, 2B. Wayne Christian -- Josh Brannan 2-2, 4 RBI; J.D. Hightower 4-4, 4 RBI; Adam Brannan 2-2, 2B, 3 RBI.
IP H R ER BB SO
Dee Bryant (L) 2 9 14 9 6 2
Bob Bertrand 2 4 9 5 8 1
Josh Brannan (W) 2 2 0 0 0 4
J.D. Hightower 2 3 3 2 2 2
Adam Brannan 1 3 2 1 1 2
Rebels in five
CALYPSO -- Princeton's Brooks Moore had three hits in three trips to the plate as the Bulldogs dropped North Duplin 15-2 at the Rebels' field on Tuesday.
The win improves Princeton (11-6 overall) to 6-3 in the Class 1-A Carolina Conference, currently tied for second with Spring Creek. North Duplin (3-14) dropped to 0-9 in conference play.
Colin Parker added two hits for the Bulldogs, who host North Johnston on Friday.
Josh Thompson picked up the win for Princeton, yielding two runs in four innings of work.
Matt Braswell paced North Duplin at the plate with two hits.
Sterling Grice got the loss but was hurt by five errors by the Rebel defense.
"I really feel for our pitchers. When we give so many outs they get to feeling really lonely out there," North Duplin coach Rob Futch. "No one should have to feel like they have to make every single out, all by themselves. Not in this sport."
North Duplin travels to Ayden-Grifton on Thursday.
Princeton 410 0(10) -- 15 9 1
North Duplin 100 10 -- 2 8 5
Leading hitters -- Princeton -- Brooks Moore 3-3; Colin Parker 2-2. North Duplin -- Matt Braswell 2-3; Travis Dubois 1-2, run.
IP R ER H BB SO
Sterling Grice 3 5 3 6 3 1
Matt Braswell 1 2/3 10 4 3 5 1
Brad Lloyd 1/3 0 0 1 1 0
Josh Thompson 4 2 2 6 0 4
Zach Harmon 1 0 0 2 0 0
MOREHEAD CITY -- Goldsboro's Eugene Norman had one hit as the Cougars fell 11-1 on the road to Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference leader West Carteret on Tuesday.
Eight different Patriots (15-3, 8-2 ECC) had hits paced by Adam Tobin's 2-3 effort.
Goldsboro (1-16, 0-12 ECC) travels to Winterville to take on South Central on Friday.
Goldsboro 000 01x x -- 1 1 4
W. Carteret 123 5xx x -- 11 9 1
Leading hitters -- Goldsboro -- Eugene Norman 1-2. W. Carteret -- Adam Tobin 2-3.
WILSON -- Wayne Country Day's Spenser Briggs had a double and an RBI in the Chargers' 8-2 loss at Greenfield Academy on Tuesday.
Kevin Logan added an RBI for the Chargers (2-12 overall), who fell to 0-7 in the Coastal Plains Independent 1-A Conference.
Ryan Ford picked up the loss in 4 1/3 innings of work.
Wayne Country Day returns to action on Friday at Rocky Mount Academy.
WCDS 002 000 0 -- 2 7 3
Greenfield 201 131 x -- 8 9 1
Leading hitters -- WCDS -- Spenser Briggs 2B, RBI; Kevin Logan RBI.
LAGRANGE -- North Lenoir's Marvin Buck struck out seven and gave up two earned runs in six innings of work as the Hawks defeated rival South Lenoir 3-2 in Class 2-A Eastern Plains Conference action.
Shane Harris came on to pick up the save in the seventh.
The Hawks (12-8, 4-2 EPC) got a 3-3 effort from John Alphin, who scored two runs. Andrew Manning added two hits and three RBI for North Lenoir, who hosts Greene Central on Friday.
Josh Kennedy got the loss for South Lenoir.
South Lenoir 011 000 0 -- 2 6 2
North Lenoir 020 100 x -- 3 6 1
Leading hitters -- South Lenoir -- Chris Johnson 2B, RBI. North Lenoir -- Jacob Alphin 3-3, 2 runs; Andrew Manning 2-2, 3 RBI.
LP -- Josh Kennedy. WP -- Marvin Buck. S -- Shane Harris.
BETHEL -- Greene Central's Jordy Davis and Jared Williamson had one hit each as the Rams fell 1-0 at North Pitt on Tuesday.
With the loss, Greene Central (7-12 overall) dropped to 1-5 in the EPC.
Jared Williamson picked up the loss for the Rams, who travel to North Lenoir on Friday.
Chip Wall got the win for the Panthers.
Leading hitters -- Greene Central -- Jordy Davis 1-3, 2B; Jared Williamson 1-2. North Pitt -- Brandon Scott 1-3; Clark Harrington 1-3; Jordan Stocks 1-3.
WP -- Chip Wall. LP -- Jared Williamson.
KENLY -- North Johnston went up 2-0 early, but Farmville Central struck out 15 Panther batters in a 3-2 win on the road.
The Panthers (11-8 overall) dipped to 4-4 in the Class 1-A Carolina Conference. Farmville (9-8) evened its conference mark at 4-4.
Ashley Moore picked up the loss for the Panthers, striking out nine in seven innings of work.
Farmville 020 100 0 -- 3 6 0
N. Johnston 200 000 0 -- 2 4 2
Leading hitters -- Farmville -- T. Cobb 2-4.
IP H R ER BB SO
Jones 7 4 2 2 3 15
Ashley Moore 7 6 3 0 2 9
CBA wins big
KINSTON -- Charles B. Aycock's Grant Sasser struck out nine in five innings of work as the Golden Falcons dropped Kinston 12-1 on Tuesday.
The Golden Falcons (16-1, 8-1 Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference) were paced at the plate by Aaron Cline, who had two hits, including a double.
Thomas Pilkington, Trent Langston and Grant Sasser had doubles for Aycock, who travel to Rosewood today.
fifth EPC victory
SNOW HILL -- Greene Central's Lance Murray had two hits, including a double as the Rams defeated North Pitt 10-5 on Tuesday.
Murray scored three times and drove in a run, while Josh Elmore had two RBI on two hits. Corey Skinner added two hits and an RBI.
Drew Sowers picked up the win in relief for the Rams (10-9, 5-1 Class 2-A Eastern Plains Conference), who travel to North Lenoir on Friday.
Babe Ruth Minors
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