Prep roundup - Saints open tourney with win
By News-Argus Staff
Published in Sports on April 18, 2006 2:05 PM
SHALLOTTE -- Southern Wayne's baseball team opened up the three-day Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational with an 11-2 win on Monday over North Brunswick at West Brunswick High School.
David Combs led the Saints' nine-hit attack with three hits, including two doubles, with an RBI. Austin Hood drove in three runs and had two hits, while Chris Massey also added two hits, scored twice and drove in one run. Southern Wayne scored in all but one inning.
Saints' right-hander Ashton Langston turned in a stellar performance on the mound -- striking out six against no walks and giving up just four hits and two runs (one earned) in seven innings of work.
Josh Hamilton got the loss for North Brunswick.
The Saints continue play in the tournament today at 4 p.m. against the winner of North Davidson and South Brunswick.
So. Wayne 212 114 0 -- 11 9 1
N. Brunswick 020 000 0 -- 2 4 4
Leading hitters -- Southern Wayne -- Chris Massey 2-3, 2B, 2 runs, RBI; Austin Hood 2-4, 2B, 3 RBIs; David Combs 3-4, 2 2Bs, RBI.
IP H R ER BB SO
Southern Wayne (9-7)
A. Langston (W) 7 4 2 1 0 6
For the week ending April 16, Linda Cannon took game of the week, while Libby Newsome won low net and Nan Jarrell claimed low putts.
Babe Ruth Majors
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