Local sports digest
By News-Argus Staff
Published in Sports on March 29, 2006 1:59 PM
DUDLEY -- One day after Southern Wayne's Ashton Langston just missed out on a perfect game, T.J. Hinson followed up his teammate's effort with a stellar performance of his own.
Hinson (2-2) tossed his first career no-hitter, facing the minimum 21 batters in seven innings of work in the Saints' 6-0 win at home against Wilson Beddingfield.
Only two Bruins reached base. One reached on an error to start the second, but was doubled-off first on a line out. Hinson, who struck out eight against no walks, hit the first batter he faced in the third, but then picked him off. He was perfect the rest of the way.
"T.J. kept it down, was able to get ahead and locate his fastball on both sides of the plate. It's good when you can follow up Ashton's performance on Monday, then T.J. steps up and throws the baseball the way he's capable of throwing it," Southern Wayne coach Trae McKee said.
Garrett Barfield and Dave Overman had two hits and two RBI each at the plate for the Saints, while Austin Hood had a double and an RBI.
Southern Wayne (5-5 overall) will take a 2-0 mark in the Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference to Kinston on Friday. Beddingfield fell to 0-2 in the league and will travel to Eastern Wayne on Friday.
Beddingfield 000 000 0 -- 0 0 2
So. Wayne 003 102 x -- 6 9 1
Leading hitters -- Southern Wayne -- Garrett Barfield 2-3, 2B, 2 RBI; Austin Hood 1-3, 2B, RBI; Dave Overman 2-3, 2B, 3B, 2 RBI, 2 runs.
IP H R ER BB SO
C. Jones (L) 52/3 9 6 5 3 2
M. Ransom 1/3 0 0 0 0 0
Southern Wayne (5-5, 2-0)
T.J. Hinson (W, 2-2) 7 0 0 0 0 8
PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock improved to 10-1 on the year and 2-0 in the Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference with a 10-2 win at home over Kinston on Tuesday.
Bradley Taylor, who had three hits, slugged his fourth home run of the season and drove in four runs for the Falcons, while Joseph Toler went deep for the second time with a two-run shot. Will Spence added two hits for Aycock, which travels to North Lenoir today in non-conference action.
Garrett Davis picked up the win in five innings of work, while David Rose came on to toss the final two innings. The duo combined on a one-hitter with 11 strikeouts between them. Davis gave two runs (one earned) on one hit with four walks, before Rose tossed a perfect final two innings.
Antonio Whitfield got the lone hit for the Vikings (0-7, 0-2 ECC).
Kinston 010 010 0 -- 2 1 3
C.B. Aycock 532 000 x -- 10 8 1
Leading hitters -- Kinston -- Antonio Whitfield 1-3. C.B. Aycock -- Will Spence 2-3, Joseph Toler 1-3, HR, 2 RBI; Bradley Taylor 3-3, 2B, HR, 4 RBI.
IP H R ER BB SO
A. Spence (L) 42/3 8 10 7 4 7
J. Ervin 11/3 0 0 0 1 1
C.B. Aycock (10-1, 2-0)
G. Davis (W, 3-0) 5 1 2 1 4 8
D. Rose 2 0 0 0 0 3
first ECC win
Eastern Wayne's John Wooten had three hits, including a home run, in the Warriors' 7-3 win at home over Wilson Hunt on Tuesday in Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference play.
Chad Sutton added two hits for Eastern Wayne (4-6, 1-1 ECC), while Joey Moye had a double and two RBI.
Tyler Ham picked up the win on the mound for the Warriors, striking out five against no walks and yielding just one run (none earned) on four hits in five innings of relief work. Michael Mintz started and went the first two innings for Eastern Wayne, which overcame five errors.
The Warriors return to action on Friday at home against Wilson Beddingfield.
Hunt 020 010 0 -- 3 7 1
E. Wayne 100 312 x -- 7 9 5
Leading hitters -- Hunt -- Blake Jones 2-4; Travis Lemmons 2-4. Eastern Wayne -- John Wooten 3-4, HR, 2 RBI; Joey Moye 1-3, 2B, 2 RBI; Chad Sutton 2-3.
IP H R ER BB SO
J. Niegard (L) 31/3 1 3 3 4 5
T. Davis 22/3 8 4 3 3 2
Eastern Wayne (4-6, 1-1)
M. Mintz 2 3 2 1 2 0
T. Ham (W, 2-1) 5 4 1 0 0 5
Wayne Country Day pounded out 18 hits in an 18-0 win at home against Flora MacDonald in non-conference action on Tuesday.
Kyle Pender led the way for the Chargers, slugging four hits, including three doubles, and driving in two runs. Trent Langston and Sam Steed added three hits and three RBI each, while Ryan Ford and Travis Davis contributed two hits for WCDS (5-4).
Pender (1-0) got the win on the mound in the five-inning contest -- striking out eight against no walks and yielding only three hits in the shutout.
The Chargers, who scored 12 runs in the third, travel to Rosewood on Thursday.
F. MacDonald 000 00 -- 0 3 3
WCDS 02(12) 6x -- 18 18 0
Leading hitters -- Wayne Country Day -- Sam Steed 3-4, 2B, 3 RBI; Ryan Ford 2-2, 2B, RBI; Travis Davis 2-3, 2B, RBI; Trent Langston 3-4, 2B, 3 RBI; Kyle Pender 4-4, 3 2Bs; 2 RBI.
IP H R ER BB SO
Wayne Country Day (5-4)
K. Pender (W, 1-0) 5 3 0 0 0 8
CALYPSO -- North Duplin's Wade Sasser had two hits in the Rebels' 12-4 loss at home to North Johnston on Monday in the Class 1-A Carolina Conference opener for both teams.
The Panthers jumped out to a 9-2 lead after two innings and never trailed.
Travis Jones, Craig Hardin and Louis Edwards keyed North Johnston's 13-hit attack.
North Duplin managed just three hits against a quartet of Panther pitchers. Josh Parrott picked up the win in 32/3 innings of relief for North Johnston.
Doug Lloyd got the loss for North Duplin, which fell to 4-5 overall and 1-0 in the league.
The Rebels host Princeton on Thursday.
N. Johnston 540 300 0 -- 12 13 0
N. Duplin 200 020 0 -- 4 3 3
Leading hitters -- North Johnston -- Travis Jones 3-5, 2 RBI; Craig Hardin 2-5, RBI; Louis Edwards 2-5, RBI. North Duplin -- Wade Sasser 2-3; Doug Lloyd 1-3.
IP H R ER BB SO
J. Keene 1/3 1 2 0 2 1
J. Parrott (W) 32/3 2 0 0 0 2
T. Pope 2 0 2 1 2 2
T. Jones 1 1 0 0 1 1
North Duplin (4-5, 0-1)
D. Lloyd (L) 2 6 9 6 2 4
C. Graham 5 7 3 3 3 5
PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock's Rusti Talton slugged her first career home run and finished with three hits and three RBI in the Golden Falcons' 14-4 win at home over Kinston in Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference action.
Aycock (5-5 overall) improved to 2-2 in league play.
Leigh Smith and Brittany Ford had three hits each for Aycock, while Brittani Edgerton, Stevie Savage and Lieren Tillman posted two hits a piece. Heather Farmer added an inside-the-park home run and drove in two. The Falcons finished with 19 hits on the game.
Emily Jordan (2-3) picked up the win, yielding four hits and four runs (three earned) with three strikeouts and one walk.
The Falcons host North Lenoir in non-conference play today, before traveling to ECC foe Wilson Hunt on Friday.
Kinston 003 01 -- 4 4 1
C.B. Aycock 404 24 -- 14 19 1
Leading hitters -- C.B. Aycock -- Heather Farmer 1-2, HR, 2 RBI; Brittany Ford 3-4, 2B; Rusti Talton 3-4, 2B, HR, 3 RBI; 3 runs; Brittani Edgerton 2-2, 2 2Bs, 2 RBI; Leigh Smith 3-3, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 runs; Stevie Savage 2-2, 3B; Lieren Tillman 2-2, 3 RBI.
IP H R ER BB SO
S. Harris (L) 5 19 14 13 1 1
C.B. Aycock (5-5, 2-0)
E. Jordan (W, 2-3) 5 4 4 3 1 3
Eastern Wayne's Emily Sasser had three hits and one RBI in the Warriors' 6-5 loss in 10 innings to Wilson Hunt on Tuesday in Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference play.
Brianna Williams and Jessica Black added two hits and drove in one run each for Eastern Wayne (1-7, 0-2 ECC).
Wendy Gardner endured the loss on the mound, pitching all 10 innings. She gave up six runs on 15 hits with four walks and no strikeouts.
Jacobia Lucas got the win for Hunt -- also going the distance.
Eastern Wayne hosts Wilson Beddingfield at 6 p.m. on Friday.
Hunt 001 300 100 1 -- 6 15 1
E. Wayne 001 000 400 0 -- 5 11 2
Leading hitters -- Eastern Wayne -- Emily Sasser 3-5, RBI; Brianna Williams 2-5, RBI; Jessica Black 2-5, RBI.
IP H R ER BB SO
Eastern Wayne (1-7, 0-2)
W. Gardner (L) 10 15 6 6 4 0
Wayne Christian's Brooke Norris and Charlie Ipock scored two goals each in the Eagles' 5-2 conquest over Hobgood on Monday.
Kaitlyn Kosuda added one goal for Wayne Christian (3-4), which travels to Cape Fear Christian on Thursday.
Eastern Wayne swept Wilson Beddingfield, 9-0 on Tuesday in Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference action.
Drew Ziccardi, Jared Stone, Drew Jackson, Alex Bryant, David Benton and Ben Wines all claimed singles wins for the Warriors. The combinations of Bryant-Jackson, Ziccardi-Stone and Benton-Eric Barnes helped the home team finish off the sweep.
The Warriors are slated to travel to Southern Wayne today.
Eastern Wayne 9
Singles -- No. 1 Drew Ziccardi (EW) d. Justin Webb 6-0, 6-0; No. 2 Jared Stone (EW) d. Jang Ariepe 6-1, 6-1; No. 3 Drew Jackson (EW) d. Eduardo Picaso 6-0, 6-0; No. 4 Alex Bryant (EW) d. Darren Gardner 6-3, 6-1; No. 5 David Benton (EW) d. Frankie Moats 6-2, 6-1; No. 6 Ben Wines (EW) d. Ryan Phillips 6-1, 6-0.
Doubles -- No. 1 Bryant-Jackson (EW) d. Ariepe-Gardner 8-1; No. 2 Ziccardi-Stone (EW) d. Picaso-Phillips 8-1; No. 3 Benton-Eric Barnes (EW) d. Webb-Nirav Patel 8-3.
SWANSBORO -- Spring Creek claimed two-of-three doubles matches at Swansboro as the Gators claimed a 5-4 win on Monday in non-conference play.
The doubles combinations of Cliff Wilson-Brandon Strickland and Jonathan Sutton-Frederick Ellis emerged with victories for the Gators (3-1).
Wilson, Ellis and Justin Smith claimed singles wins for Spring Creek, which travels to face North Johnston at Smithfield-Selma High School today.
Spring Creek 5
Singles -- No. 1 Cliff Wilson (SC) d. Joseph Hernandez 6-2, 6-4; No. 2 Craig Wagner (SHS) d. Jonathan Sutton 6-3, 6-2; No. 3 Matt Colley (SHS) d. Brandon Strickland 6-1, 7-6 (7-5); No. 4 Justin Smith (SC) d. Tony Stoll 6-1, 6-0; No. 5 Zach Mehringer (SHS) d. John Potts 6-2, 6-4; No. 6 Frederick Ellis (SC) d. Parker Barham 6-0, 6-4.
Doubles -- No. 1 Wilson-Strickland (SC) d. Hernandez-Stoll 8-3; No. 2 Colley-Mehringer (SHS) d. Smith-Potts 8-5; No. 3 Sutton-Ellis (SC) d. Todd Brandonberg-Robert Glover 8-5.
second at ECC meet
KINSTON -- Charles B. Aycock finished first in five events overall in a Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference meet at Kinston High on Tuesday.
The Golden Falcons took the 4x200 relay (1:39) and 4x100 relay (:45.35). Dontay Taylor, James Jackson, Cortez Gilbert and Daniel Pennington led the 4x200 team, while Spruce Lee, Montez Ham, Jackson and Gilbert paced the 4x100 team.
Pennington added a first-place time in the 400 meters (:53), while Ham took the long jump (19-2) and Carson Sasser claimed the 800 meters (2:08).
Wilson Hunt won the team scoring with 102 as Aycock took second with 53 and Kinston finished third with 18.
The Falcons are slated to host an ECC meet on April 4.
third at EPC meet
FARMVILLE -- Goldsboro finished first in three events in a Class 2-A Eastern Plains Conference meet held at Farmville Central on Monday.
Jacob Sykes won the 200 meter with a regional-qualifying time of 22.42, while Brandon Davis took the 300 hurdles with a 44.18. Monterio Newsome, Darryl Cowans, Brandon Davis and Donald Irby teamed to win the 1600 relay at 4:41.
Farmville won the meet with a score of 76, while North Lenoir (51) and Goldsboro (27) rounded out the team scoring. The Cougars return to action on Thursday at North Pitt.
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