Southern Wayne comes back to beat New Bern
In a close game, Southern Wayne overcame a 3-0 deficit to beat New Bern, 6-5. The Saints were held scoreless going into the seventh inning and were losing 3-0. Senior Caroline Summerlin got the rally started with a one-out triple and Kayla Raynor reached base off an error. Allie Lane was then hit by a pitch, which moved Raynor to second. With the bases loaded, sophomore Abbey Parker hit an RBI single. Kelly Dail followed up Parker by smacking a two-RBI hit. Senior Dawn Anderson then put the Saints up 5-3 with a bases-clearing double. Then freshman Layla Rackley hit an RBI single to bring in Anderson and make score 6-3. New Bern tried to rally back and scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning, but senior Mackenzie Bryan ended the game when she caught a line drive at her shins for the final out. Bryan got also got the win on the mound with seven strikeouts and no walks. The Saints next host J.H. Rose in Tuesday and will celebrate Senior Night on Friday when they host Charles B. Aycock.
More prep softball
Rosewood 6, Hobbton 1 (Thursday)
The Eagles bounced back from a loss against Princeton with a win against Hobbton. Rylee Joe Myers hit a double, a triple and had an RBI. Mackenzie Amodeo had two RBIs, while Alyssa Smothers hit a double and had an RBI. Lanie Marak and Summer Nelson both had an RBI. Alecia Langdon was a perfect 3-3 from the plate. Nelson also got the win on the mound by pitching a complete game, throwing 10 strikeouts and giving up one run (zero earned).
Eastern Wayne 4, South Central 0 (Thursday)
Eastern Wayne snapped its three-game losing streak with a 4-0 win against South Central. The Warriors were led by Ryan Sullivan, who was 2-3 from the plate with three RBIs and a double. Drew Barnes also finished the game 2-3 with a double. Andrew Fricks was 3-3 with a triple. Fricks also pitched a complete game, threw four strikeouts, gave up two hits and zero runs.
Rosewood 19, Hobbton 4 (Thursday)
Rosewood earned its third win in a row by dominating Hobbton 19-4. Logan Price was a perfect 4-4 from the plate with six RBIs, two doubles and a home run to lead the Eagles. Tanner Capps went 3-5 from the plate with RBIs, while Connor Casey and Carson Hatem each had an RBI. Will Albert pitched 22/3 innings, striking out one batter, and hit a double and had an RBI. Patrick Jones had two RBIs, and Logan Merritt hit a double. Will Harris pitched five innings, tossed five strikeouts and gave up three (two earned).
New Bern 13, Southern Wayne 3 (Thursday)
Drew Cox and Matthew Kornegay each had an RBI, but it wasn’t enough as the Saints loss the New Bern.
Union 4, Princeton 3
Union scored two runs in the top of the seventh to take a 4-2 lead. The Bulldogs scored one run to make the score 4-3 but were unable to get any closer. Trace Hickman, Will Gurganious and Charlie Benton all had one RBI. In six innings on the mound, Gurganious threw seven strikeouts, gave four hits and two runs.
Prep JV baseball
D.H. Conley 12, C.B. Aycock 7
Despite a three-RBI performance from Cullen Tucker, the Golden Falcons dropped a game against D.H. Conley. Tyler Horton had two RBIs, while Brett Forbis, D.J. Madrigal had one RBI apiece.
Prep girls’ soccer
D.H. Conley 9, Eastern Wayne 0 (Thursday)
Princeton 8, Union 0 (Thursday)
The Bulldogs continued their winning ways with a shutout victory over Union. Veronica Blackman led the Bulldogs with four goals, while Rachel Creech was close behind with three goals and two assists. Esbeydy Bautista scored one goal.
Prep boys tennis
C.B. Aycock 6, Eastern Wayne 3
Despite Charles B. Aycock having three of their top six players out of the lineup, the Warriors battled to a 3-3 tie after singles matches. Dylan March beat James Rodriguez in straight sets in the number one singles. In the second singles, Sam McKinney toppled Tyler de la Motte 6-1, 6-1. C.B. Aycock’s Keenan Smith beat Ahnaf Hussian 6-0, 6-1. John Davis and Alex Thomas, Eastern Wayne’s fourth fifth singles players respectively, had tremendous come from behind victories while Isa Alghorazi, who just started playing tennis this year, nearly pulled out his match against Grifton Lane in the sixth singles match. In doubles, C.B. Aycock played well in the big spots to sweep doubles and win the overall match 6-3.
“I can’t be more proud of Eastern’s effort, nearly beating a really good, deep and talented Aycock squad. We hope to continue this progress as we finish regular season play at home vs. Greenville Rose next Thursday as we celebrate Senior Day for Dylan March, Ahnaf Hussain and Anthony King,” Eastern Wayne head coach Josh Dixon said.