05/09/04 — Thornton, Williams pace Lady Saints

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Thornton, Williams pace Lady Saints

By Rudy Coggins
Published in Sports on May 9, 2004 2:03 AM

Pitcher Karen Thornton recorded six strikeouts and Dominique Williams turned in a strong defensive effort as Southern Wayne upended county archrival Eastern Wayne 8-3 in Eastern Carolina 3-A play Friday evening.

Thornton went the distance for the Saints, allowing three runs (two earned) on six hits and four walks.

Williams pounded out three hits against losing pitcher Ginny Narron in four at-bats. Rachel Reynolds added three hits, while Thornton batted 2-for-4.

Danielle Wilkins drove in five runs in a 2-for-5 showing. Scarlett Joyner contributed two hits in four plate appearances and two RBI.

Kristy Behrend led the Warriors with three hits, including a triple.

Narron gave up eight runs (five earned) on 13 hits, struck out one and walked one in a complete-game effort.