Wayne Christian rips Harrells Christian Academy

Wayne Christian School’s varsity softball won big over Harrells Christian Academy 7-0 in seven innings.

Brianna Verme threw a two-hit shutout facing 24 batters. She threw 11 strikeouts and gave up no walks.

“This was the best game she has ever thrown this year,” Wayne Christian head coach Roger Longwell said. “She only had 82 pitches. When we hit our spots it makes for a fun night.”

Abigail Kornegay went 3-4, while Leah Boswell and Haley Verme went 2-4. Wayne Christian scored two runs in the first inning and then was held scoreless until the fifth and sixth inning when the Eagles combined for one run in the fifth and four runs in the sixth to make the score 7-0.

Wayne (4-0) will travel across town to play Goldsboro high school on Monday. First pitch is at 5 p.m.

Prep softball

C.B. Aycock 6, New Bern 1

C.B. Aycock improved its record to 7-6 (4-3) with a victory against New Bern. Marie Kidd pitched a complete game, giving up one run, six hits, zero walks and threw four strikeouts. Offensively, the Golden Falcons were led by Logan Medlin, who was 2-3 from the plate and hit her sixth home run of the year. Taylor Gay, Abbey Thomas and Brianna Martin all had one hit. The Golden Falcons travel to J.H. Rose on Tuesday.

North Duplin 3, Princeton 1

Callie Thornton pitched a complete game, gave up one run, one walk, six hits, and struck out five to lead North Duplin past Princeton. Natalie Ramirez was 1-3 with three stolen bases, while Hannah Brogden was also 1-3 with a double and an RBI. Hannah Martin finished 1-3 with an RBI. Starr Jaco was 1-3 and Ivey Cashwell was 1-2. North Duplin (4-3, 3-1) hosts Midway on Wednesday.

Goldsboro 13, Spring Creek 0 (Thursday)

Mary Archibald was 3-3 with three runs to lead Goldsboro past Spring Creek. Marcy Taylor (7-3) got the win on the mound and gave up zero runs, while Amver Pfenning went 2-3 from the plate with two runs. Nikki Olmsted was also 2-3 with two runs. Goldsboro (7-3, 5-0) is back in action at home tomorrow against Wayne Christian.

North Duplin 3, Hobbton 2 (Thursday)

Tied 2-2 in the bottom of the sixth inning, North Duplin scored a run and held on to win 3-2. Callie Thornton pitched a complete game, gave zero earned runs and threw six strikeouts. Hannah Martin led the Rebels going 2-3 from the plate and an RBI. Natalie Ramirez and Rayanna Koch both went 1-3 from the plate, while Callie Thornton 1-2.

Prep baseball

Wayne Christian 4, Wayne Country Day 1

In a conference game, Wayne Christian emerged victorious against Wayne Country Day. For Wayne Christian, Will White was 1-2 with an RBI, Dawton King had an RBI and Addison Johnson scored two runs. Jaxon Bauer also scored a run and got the win on the mound. Bauer pitched a complete game, gave up two hits, one run, one walk and struck out 11 batters. Caleb Brewer scored Wayne Country Day’s only run, while Tanner pitched six innings, giving up four runs (two earned), three hits, four walks and dealt out 12 strikeouts. Wayne Christian improved to 4-1 overall, and Wayne Country Day drops to 4-5 overall.

D.H, Conley 7, Eastern Wayne 0

Eastern Wayne was shutout against D.H. Conley on Friday. Ryan Sullivan had the Warriors’ only hit, while Colby Miller threw seven strikeouts, gave up seven runs (four earned) and three walks in three and two-thirds innings of work. The loss drops Eastern Wayne’s record to 7-5 (3-4). The Warriors travel to New Bern on Tuesday.

Rosewood 16, Neuse Charter 2 (Thursday)

Rosewood exploded for eight runs in the eighth inning and bounced back from its loss against Midway with a 16-2 win against Neuse Charter. Logan Price led the way going 2-3 from the plate with a home run and four RBIs. Logan Merritt was a perfect 3-3 with a double and three RBIs. Tanner Capps finished the game 2-2 with a double and three RBIs. Will Harris hit a double and had an RBI, while Patrick Jones and Gabe Vernon each an RBI. Harris was also the winning pitcher. He pitched three innings and struck out seven batters. Jones threw three strikeouts in two innings of relief. The Eagles (8-2, 5-0) travel to Spring Creek tonight.

North Lenoir 6, Eastern Wayne 5 (Thursday)

Eastern Wayne had a 5-4 lead going into the bottom of the seventh, but North Lenoir scored two runs for a walk-off 6-5 victory. Sam Rice hit a home run and had an RBI, while Andrew Fricks had a double and two RBIs. Ryan Sullivan pitched five and two and third innings and threw three strikeouts and finished 3-4 from the plate with an RBI. Josh Gross went 2-3 from the plate, while Daniel Weeks had an RBI.

Lakewood 4, Princeton 1 (Thursday)

Princeton dropped to 4-4 on the season with a loss against Lakewood. Jacob Eden had the Bulldogs lone RBI, while Tyler Thompson pitched six innings, gave up three earned runs and threw eight strikeouts.

Jacksonville 9, Southern Wayne 6 (Thursday)

Southern Wayne scored three runs first inning, but the Saints dropped a game against Jacksonville. Dylan Whitley was 2-3 with a double and three RBIs. Hunter Strickland and Chris Mozingo both had an RBI. Southern Wayne (1-11, 0-6) host South Central on Tuesday.

Prep girls’ soccer

Wayne Country Day 9, Wayne Christian 0

The Chargers won a conference game against Wayne Christian on Friday. Langley Barnes hat trick (three goals) and had an assist, while Hayden Nielsen scored two goals. Hanna McKeithan, Macy Floyd, Jala Holloman and Katie Strickland each scored one goal. Floyd, Strickland, Nielsen and Lexi Jeffreys dished out one assist each. The Chargers are 6-2 overall and next host Ridgecroft on Monday.

Princeton 8, North Duplin 0

Rachel Creech and Veronica Blackman each scored three goals to help Princeton claim its second straight shutout win. Creech also had one assist in the game. Emma Marques and Kiana Brewton both scored one goal. Marques also had an assist. Morgan Fields, Ruthie Hester, Kelsie Nance each had one assist. In their past two games, the Bulldogs have outscored their opponents 17-0.

Princeton 9, Lakewood 0 (Thursday)

The Bulldogs improved to 6-1 on the season with a shutout victory against Lakewood. Rachel Creech led Princeton with three goals, while Veronica Blackman scored two goals and had one assist. Ruthie Hester, Ruthie Zieverink, Cabrea Pettiway and Katie Beth Leslie all scored one goal.

Prep JV baseball

C.B. Aycock 6, New Bern 5

Tyler Horton went 1-3 from the plate with a double and three RBIs, while D.J. Madrigal hit a double and had two RBIs as the Golden Falcons toppled New Bern. Chase Hare had an RBI, Cullen Tucker pitched four innings and threw three strikeouts. Dennis Daingerfield pitched three innings of relief and struck out five New Bern Bears.