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Published in Sports on May 5, 2009 1:46 PM

WILSON -- Wayne Christian pounded out 11 hits en route to an 11-8 victory over Northwood Temple in the semifinals of the Carolina Christian 1-A Conference baseball tournament on Monday.

The Eagles face Trinity of Durham in the championship game at 4 p.m. today at Community Christian in Wilson.

Dante Arthur led Wayne Christian's offense with a 2-for-4 night that included a home run. Michael Johnson, Kyle Harrell and Luke Howell each added two hits apiece in the victory.

Howell pitched the first five innings for the Eagles and received a no-decision. Steven Gallagher tossed the final two innings and earned the win.

Wayne Christian improved to 14-2 overall.

Chargers dropped

WILSON -- Kerr-Vance Academy got its offense on track early and never looked back in a 15-2 win over Wayne Country Day in the opening round of the Coastal Plains Independent Conference tournament on Monday.

With the bases loaded and two outs in the second inning, a Charger miscue led to five unearned runs and essentially opened the flood gates for the Spartans.

Cole Davis allowed six runs, but only one earned run over two innings and took the hard-luck loss for Wayne Country Day. Cody Neal finished the contest on the mound.

KVA claimed the tournament title with a 3-2 decision over Faith Christian-Rocky Mount.

The Chargers dropped to 6-11 overall.

Softball

Hawks prevail

LaGRANGE -- North Lenoir got a strong performance in the pitcher's circle from Aaryn Deal as it bested Eastern Wayne 6-1 in non-conference softball action Monday evening.

Deal pitched a complete game and struck out four batters to earn the win.

Kristen Davenport led the Hawks offensively with two hits, including a home run. Brittany Berra delivered a triple and Amber Best notched two doubles in the victory.

Lyndsey Frederick notched the Warriors' only base hit of the game. Sadonia Scott scored Eastern Wayne's lone run.

North Lenoir (14-6 overall) will host Goldsboro today. Eastern Wayne (8-13) entertains Spring Creek on Wednesday.

Falcons soar

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock held Northern Nash to just three hits en route to a 6-0, non-conference win Monday evening.

Rachel Jordan led the Golden Falcons with two hits, including a double. Torie Benton added a triple, while Amber Baker delivered two RBI in the win.

Cynthia Burroughs tossed five innings and struck out six batters in the pitcher's circle to earn the win.

C.B. Aycock (21-1 overall) is the guest of D.H. Conley on Wednesday.

Tennis

Eagles falter

DURHAM -- Wayne Christian captured just two points in singles play and fell 5-4 to Cresset Christian on Monday.

Jason Lin and Woody Sasser notched the Eagles' wins in singles action.

The duos of Taylor Gray-Christopher Easom and Matt Thompson-Lin each earned a point in doubles play.

Wayne Christian (12-2 overall) returns to action Thursday in the season-ending, Carolina Christian Conference tournament at Lions Park in Raleigh.

Middle schools

* Baseball: Norwayne 13, Eastern Wayne 6 -- Adam Pate and Taylor Phillips each tallied two hits respectively as the Cobras (14-0 overall) completed an undefeated season. Dustin Price, Logan Runyon, and Pate combined to allow just five hits on the pitcher's mound.

* Softball: Grantham 14, Mount Olive 2 -- Taylor Parker struck out 13 batter over five innings of work as Grantham bested Mount Olive on Monday. Parker chipped in a triple at the plate. Hope Rose tallied two doubles and Danielle Jones added a triple in the win. Grantham finishes the season 10-4 overall.

* Softball: Princeton 4, Meadow 0 (Game 1) -- Amber Hill led the Bulldawgs with two hits. Tori Paul, Courtney Myers, Jasmine Bombard and Savanna Massengill each added one hit. Hanna Holland earned the win in the pitcher's circle.

* Softball: Princeton 3, Meadow 1 (Game 2) -- Courtney Myers led the Princeton offense with two hits. Amber Hill notched an inside-the-park home run and Savanna Massengill added a double in the win.