Softball -- EW wins on road
By News-Argus Staff
Published in Sports on April 28, 2004 1:58 PM
VANCEBORO -- Eastern Wayne's Jasmine Lee and Emily Sasser had three hits each as the Warriors banged out 15 hits in a 10-6 win on the road at West Craven.
The Warriors improved to 6-10 overall and 4-7 against Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference competition. They continue play at home May 7 against county archrival Southern Wayne.
Ashley Mewborn, Lindzy McDonald and Deniz Alemdar had two hits each with McDonald driving in a run.
Angela Lane had three RBI, while Kristen Elliott knocked in one run.
"Everybody is hitting the ball. If we can make the routine plays on defense, we can play with anybody," Eastern Wayne coach Scott Waller said.
The Warriors committed five errors.
Ginny Narron picked up the win for Eastern Wayne, yielding two earned runs in six innings of work. Katie Jones pitched one inning of shutout relief work.
E. Wayne 101 013 4 -- 10 15 5
West Craven 030 003 0 -- 6 6 2
Leading hitters -- Eastern Wayne -- Jasmine Lee 3-5, 2B, RBI; Emily Sasser 3-5, RBI; Ashley Mewborn 2-4; Lindzy McDonald 2-3, RBI; Deniz Alemdar 2-3; Angela Lane 1-4, 2B, 3 RBI; Kristen Elliott 1-3, 2 RBI.
IP H R ER BB SO
Eastern Wayne (6-10, 4-7)
Narron (W) 6 5 6 2 0 3
Jones 1 1 0 0 1 1
So. Wayne tallies
WILSON -- Southern Wayne's Dominique Williams connected for her third home run of the season in the fourth inning to help boost the Saints past Wilson Hunt 4-3 on Tuesday in non-conference action.
The Saints improved to 7-11 overall and will return to Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference action on Thursday at West Carteret.
Williams drove in two with the fourth inning homer that proved to be the game-winning hit.
Karen Thornton added two hits and an RBI. Scarlett Joyner delivered one RBI.
Lesli Darden picked up the win for Southern Wayne, yielding five hits in seven innings of work and allowing only one earned run.
"Darden changed speeds, hit her spots and did an outstanding job," Southern Wayne coach Brad Matthews said.
So Wayne 200 200 0 -- 4 7 2
Hunt 020 100 0 -- 3 5 3
Leading hitters -- Southern Wayne -- Dominique Williams 2-3, HR, 2 RBI; Karen Thornton 2-4, RBI. Hunt -- K. Driver 2-3; A. Miller 1-3, 2 RBI.
IP H R ER BB SO
Darden (W) 7 5 3 1 1 2
G. Central claims
second EPC win
SNOW HILL -- Greene Central gained a 4-1 softball victory over North Pitt in a Class 2-A Eastern Plains Conference game Tuesday.
The Rams padded a one-run lead with a three-run uprising in the fifth.
Amber Oakes singled and Morgan Albritton reached on an error. Both scored when Cassie Webb tripled. Webb came in on Elizabeth Cooper's hit.
Greene Central (4-14, 2-4 EPC) plays at conference-unbeaten North Lenoir on Friday.
North Pitt 000 000 1 -- 1 4 1
Greene Central 100 030 x -- 4 9 1
Leading hitters: North Pitt -- Tracy Wade 1-2. Greene Central -- Cassie Webb 2-3, 3B, 2 RBI; Amber Oakes 2-3.
WP -- Cassie Webb. LP -- Tiffany Shaw.
blank Blue Devils
DEEP RUN -- North Lenoir senior pitcher Hermia Humphrey tossed a three-hit shutout as the Hawks defeated rival South Lenoir 9-0 on Tuesday at the Blue Devils' diamond.
The win improves the Hawks (16-2 overall), ranked third in the latest ihigh.com coaches/softball poll, to 6-0 in the Class 2-A Eastern Plains Conference.
Humphrey struck out seven against two walks as she improved her mark to 9-1.
Randi Moulton and Humphrey had two hits each as Moulton doubled and Humphrey drove in a run. Mary Catherine Mills had two RBI, while Ashley Griffin tripled.
Humphrey praised the North Lenoir defense in the win.
The Hawks battle Greene Central on Friday.
CALYPSO -- North Duplin pushed three runs across in the bottom of the seventh inning and grabbed its first Carolina 1-A Conference win, 16-15 against Princeton on Tuesday.
The teams combined for 28 hits in the regulation seven-inning game.
"This became an offensive battle," Rebels coach Heather Best said. "Both teams went through their pitchers and the opponent figured out their timing. we hit the ball the best we have all season this game."
Julie Ivey, Bethany Malcolm, Marlyn Ball and April Tillman each rapped out two hits. Each player hit a double, while Malcolm and Tillman combined for six RBI.
Casey Pate emerged the winning pitcher in relief of starter Brittany Carr. Pate struck out two and allowed five runs (three earned) on three hits in one inning.
Lisa Thompson paced the Bulldogs with four hits, including a triple. Nicole Hargis batted 5-for-5, while Crystal Higgins contributed two singles in three at-bats.
North Duplin (2-15, 1-8 CC) travels to defending Carolina champion Ayden-Grifton on Thursday.
Chandra Meadows threw a three-hit shutout as Rosewood stopped Spring Creek 3-0 in Carolina 1-A Conference action.
Meadows fanned seven Gators and walked three in a complete-game effort for the Eagles, who are 4-5 in the conference.
Jennifer Boren provided two RBI. Courtney Mills added an RBI, while Meadows contributed a hit in three plate appearances.
Lorenda Brogden suffered the pitching loss for Spring Creek.
Rosewood (6-9) faces No. 1-ranked North Johnston at home next Tuesday. Spring Creek (2-17, 2-7) continues league play at home Friday against Farmville Central.
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