Hartsfield no-hits James Kenan
Led by Josh Hartsfield’s no-hitter, the Cougars toppled James Kenan 1-0. Hartsfield threw nine strikeouts and two walks. The Cougars’ Matthew Lewis led the game off with a single, stole base second base, advanced to third base off a sacrifice fly to right by Hartsfield and scored on a passed ball for the game’s only score. Lewis and Cameron Roux paced Goldsboro with two hits apiece, while Brody Morton and Trey Adams both contributed one hit each. Catcher Peyton Wilkins had an outstanding defensive game.
Wayne Christian 21, John Paul II 1
The Eagles exploded for 10 runs in the fifth inning and dominated John Paul II. Jaxon Bauer had three RBIs, hit a double and pitched two innings. Bauer gave up two hits, zero runs and tossed four strikeouts. Will White got the win on the mound by pitching three innings. White struck out nine batters and gave up one run. Brayden Crawford, Tyler Kornegay and Parker Mcllvaine all had two RBIs. Bailey Woods, Davis Byrd and Zach Brenner each finished the game with one RBI.
Southern Wayne 10, C.B. Aycock 5
Justin Edwards went 3-4 with four RBIs to lead the Saints over the Golden Falcons. Luke Davis, Josh Wall and Hunter Strickland all had one RBI in the game. Dylan Whitley and Davis hit one double, while Matthew Kornegay hit two doubles. Will Pennington got the win on the mound, and Whitley got the save. C.B. Aycock was led by Austin Booth, who went 4-4 with three RBIs and two home runs. Tyrie Artis hit a home run and Brett Forbis had an RBI.
Eastern Wayne 14, C.B. Aycock 7 (Thursday)
For the second time, Eastern Wayne came back to C.B. Aycock. Going into the fifth inning, Eastern Wayne was down 7-2. The Warriors then went to score five in the fifth, two in the sixth and five in the seventh to topple the Golden Falcons. Will Uzzell went 2-4 from the plate with a double, a triple and four RBIs. Ryan Sullivan was 3-4 with four RBIs and a double, while Sam Rice finished 1-3 with two RBIs and a home run. Wesley Case had an RBI and got the win the mound. In four innings of work, Case gave up one hit, zero runs and struck out four Golden Falcons.
Rosewood 4, Lakewood 0 (Thursday)
The Eagles won their fourth game in a row by shutting out Lakewood. Tanner Capps led the Eagles with two RBIs and a home run. Will Harris went 1-4 with an RBI and a double. Patrick Jones finished 1-3 with a double and an RBI. Harris also pitched five innings, threw five strikeouts, gave up three hits and zero runs. In two innings of relief, Logan Prince tossed four strikeouts and gave zero runs and one hit.
Wayne Christian 6, Friendship Christian 1 (Thursday)
The Eagles bounced back from their loss against Goldsboro by beating Friendship Christian. The Eagles were led by senior Will White, who went 1-2 with two RBIs, and senior Jaxon Bauer, who was 1-4 from the plate with two RBIs and double. Bailey Woods had an RBI and a double, while Davis Byrd had an RBI. Addison Johnson got the by the win by pitching six innings, giving up one run and tossing 11 strikeouts. In one inning of relief, Bauer threw two strikeouts.
Wayne Christian 11, Wilson Christian 3
Wayne Christian School’s varsity softball was down 3-0 after innings before going into score 11 unanswered runs. The Eagles scored two runs in the fourth, one in the fifth, six runs in the sixth and two in the seventh to beat Wilson Christian Academy by a score of 11-3. Brianna Verme relieved Lilly Britt in the first inning with no outs and finished the game. Verme faced 23 batters, struck out 17 batters, and gave up two walks and no hits. Hailey Verme hit an inside the park home run, while Verme and Abigail Kornegay each hit a double. Wayne Christian is 5-2 overall will play Community Christian on Monday.
C.B. Aycock 11, Southern Wayne 5
Marie Kidd pitched a complete game as the Golden Falcons toppled Southern Wayne. Kidd retired three Saints’ batters, gave up five runs and three hits. Abbey Thomas went to 2-4 from the plate with a two-run homer. Taylor Gay and Abigail Lancaster both went 2-4. Southern Wayne was led by Anna Summerlin, who hit a two-run home run.
Prep boys’ tennis
In his final regular season match, Dylan March toppled Owen Osborne 6-0, 6-0. Senior Ahnaf Hussain lost 6-0, 6-1 in the number three singles match. Tyler de la Motte dropped his match 6-0, 6-1 and John Davis lost 6-0, 6-2. Alex Thomas and Isa Alghorazi lost the fifth and sixth matches respectively. In the number one doubles match, March and de la Motte won 8-1, but Davis lost Thomas 8-5 and Hussain and senior Anthony King 8-4. Eastern Wayne finished the season with a 2-8 overall record. Next up for the Warriors is the 3-A Eastern Carolina Conf. Tournament played at the Riverbirch Tennis Center in Greenville. The tournament starts at 10 a.m. on Wednesday.
“This was our last regular season match at home as we honored thee seniors — Anthony King, Ahnaf Hussain, and Dylan March. Our team has shown growth throughout the season, and the players have formed a tight camaraderie which will transcend the tennis courts into everyday life.
“These young men have shown tremendous perseverance this year despite our ups and downs. They realize the value of hard work and nothing can be achieved without dedication. As a first-year tennis coach, I want to thank Asst. Coach Hassell, Asst. Coach McConnaughey, Mrs. Johnson (principal) and Mr. Cunningham(Athletic Director) and our entire Eastern Wayne staff for their valuable support this year,” Eastern Wayne head coach Josh Dixon said.
Prep boys’ golf
Wayne Christian School participated in a golf meet along with Wilmington Christian, Bethel Christian and Wilson Christian at Willow Springs Country Club on Thursday. Wayne Christian shot a team score of 207, while Darden Bynum was medalist with a score of 42. Blake Easom shot a 45, Ben Nasseff had a score of 59 and Adam Grady finished with a 61.
Prep JV baseball
C.B. Aycock 13, Eastern Wayne 3
The Golden Falcons had 14 combined hits in their win against Eastern Wayne. Ben Wright was 3-3 with two doubles and two RBIs, while Chase Hare was 3-3 with three RBIs and a double. Brett Forbis hit a triple, and S.J. Harris had two RBIs. Cullen Tucker, Dennis Daingerfield and Carter Gipson all had one RBI. Gipon also got the win on the mound, and Hare got the save.