Local Preps digest
By From staff reports
Published in Sports on May 13, 2011 1:47 PM
Spring Creek 9, Union 1
* CLINTON -- Corey Howell and Duane Gurganus combined to throw a three-hitter and Spring Creek picked up a 9-1 win against Union in the first round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 1-A playoffs Thursday evening.
Zack Harrell, Ricky Brayboy and Gurganus each had two hits. Matt Rogers added a two-run double and Ian Ladd provided a hit.
The Gators recorded nine stolen bases.
Spring Creek (13-11 overall) visits James Kenan in the second round on Tuesday.
North Lenoir 4, West Brunswick 3
* SHALLOTE -- Brian Hardy delivered the game-winning RBI single in the top of the seventh inning as North Lenoir slipped past West Brunswick 4-3 in the NCHSAA 3-A playoffs Thursday evening.
Hardy finished with three hits and two RBI. Rand Jackson (RBI) and Spencer Bass also had three hits apiece. Grayson Phillips added a home run and Chastin Radford supplied a hit.
Caleb Kearney earned the win on the mound with 11/3 innings of scoreless relief. Hawks' starting pitcher John Delaney allowed three runs (two earned) on eight hits with two strikeouts and three walks in 52/3 innings.
North Lenoir (17-8 overall) travels to Nash Central on Tuesday.
James Kenan 7,
Southwest Onslow 6, 9 innings
* WARSAW -- Tyler Haney scored the game-winning run on a passed ball and James Kenan got past Southwest Onslow 7-6 in opening-round play of the NCHSAA 1-A playoffs Thursday evening.
Haney reached on a walk in the bottom of the ninth inning and advanced to third base on a pair of wild pitches.
Kedron Foster (two RBI), Haney, Seth Bass and Ricky Langston each had a hit for the Tigers.
Haney earned the win in 32/3 innings of relief. He and Langston combined to record 17 strikeouts.
James Kenan (11-10 overall) plays host to Spring Creek on Tuesday.
East Columbus 10,
Princeton 0, 5 innings
* LAKE WACCAMAW -- Senior Houston Barnes threw a no-hitter and East Columbus defeated Princeton, 10-0, in a five-inning affair during first-round action in the NCHSAA 1-A playoffs Thursday evening.
Barnes, a right-hander, logged five strikeouts and walked three Bulldogs in the mercy rule-shortened contest. Barnes aided his cause with a 3-for-4, two-RBI outing at the plate.
Barnes (5-1) threw his third complete-game shutout of the season.
Princeton concluded the year 8-16 overall.
Britt records hole-in-one
* Tom Britt scored his first ever hole-in-one on Thursday at Goldsboro Municipal Golf Course. Britt used an 8-iron on the fourth hole.
Tim Bass and Milford Vick witnessed the feat.