By Staff Reports
Published in Sports on May 8, 2010 11:44 PM
CALYPSO -- Brian Chase threw a complete-game, three-hitter and North Duplin turned back archrival Spring Creek 4-1 on Friday evening.
It was the Carolina 1-A Conference regular-season finale for both baseball teams. The Rebels (13-5 overall, 6-4 CC) avenged an 11-inning loss to the Gators less than three weeks ago.
Chase held the Gators scoreless until the seventh and finished with two strikeouts.
Julio Mora (1-for-3, 2 RBI) swatted a home run for North Duplin, which grabbed a 4-0 lead through four innings. Shayne Deaver and Chase (RBI) each provided one hit.
The Gators used four pitchers. Eric Evans took the loss and surrendered two runs (one earned) on three hits. Duane Gurganus yielded two earned runs. Hunter Barnett and Ricky Brayboy combined for two innings of no-hit, two-strikeout relief.
Each team returns to action Friday in the N.C. High School Athletic Association playoffs. The first-round pairings have not been determined.
CALYPSO -- Alonna Pate collected three RBI and North Duplin dealt Spring Creek a 10-7 loss in Carolina 1-A Conference action Friday evening.
Pate finished with two hits, including a double, for the playoff-bound Rebels. Teammates Tearra Ammons (RBI), Casey Thornton and Ashley Hill recorded two hits apiece.
Raychel Barwick (2 RBI), Skylar McCarty, Angelica Favela and Caitlin Davis also contributed offensively.
Hill claimed the victory inside the pitcher's circle. McCarty finished up in relief. The duo combined for nine strikeouts.
North Duplin (5-4 CC) concludes regular-season play at home Tuesday against league newcomer Goldsboro. Spring Creek is the guest of Princeton.
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