U10 softball team drawing attention
A U10 softball team from Wayne County is making quite a name for themselves. The Mt. Olive Xplosion U10 travel softball team were invited to play in North Ridgeville, Ohio May 3-5th for the U10 PGF Super Select Showdown. This tournament was by invitation only consisting of the best 46 teams in the nation. After a long weekend of playing ball these girls came in fourth place against top nationally ranked teams. They were also given a berth to play in the PGF National Championship in Huntington Beach, California July 28th — August 4th. This tournament is the highest level for this age group in the country.
Tournament director Jeff Mac said “On behalf of the PGF, I didn’t see a more impressive team this weekend.”
Mt. Olive Xplosion is also seeking any donations/sponsors to help these young ladies achieve an once in a lifetime opportunity. To make a donation or support these girls please contact Amy Fulghum 252-286-7220.
E.Wayne 8, W. Brunswick 1 (Tuesday)
Ryan Sullivan pitched a complete game, gave up five hits, one run, threw four strikeouts and went 2-3 from the plate with an RBI as No. 20 Eastern Wayne upset No. 13 West Brunswick, 8-1, in the NCHSAA 3-A playoffs Tuesday evening. Wesley Case ended the night 2-3, while Andrew Fricks, Will Uzzell, Josh Gross, Daniel Weeks and Same Rice all provided one RBI apiece. Eastern Wayne had nine hits overall and advance to face No. 4 Terry Sanford on Friday in Fayetteville. First pitch is 7 p.m.
Whiteville 11, Goldsboro 1
In its first round playoff game, Goldsboro comitted three critical errors early in the game to go down 5-1 and went on to lose 11-1. The Cougars’ hits were provided by Brody Morton, Josh Hartsfield, Matthew Lewis and Peyton Wilkins.
Faith Christian (Ramseur) 4,Faith Christian Academy 3
North Duplin 7, East Carteret 2 (Tuesday)
Hannah Martin went 2-3 with three RBI, while Callie Thornton pitched a complete game, gave up two runs (one earned), eight hits and five strikeouts as No. 15 North Duplin took care of business against No. 18 East Carteret. Natalie Ramirez and Starr Jaco finished 1-3, while Rayanna Koch drew two walks. North Duplin next travels to No. 2 Princeton on Friday. Game time is 6 p.m.
Wayne Christian 14, TEACH 1
Wayne Christian School’s varsity softball team won 14-1 against TEACH out of Chocowinity. Brianna Verme pitched six innings and Lilly Britt came in the top of seventh to close it. Wayne Christian (8-3 overall), the NCISAA fifth seed, will play at Faith Christian out of Rocky Mount on Tuesday May 14. In the first round of the NCISAA 2-A softball playoffs. Winner will move on to Rocky Mount Academy for double elimination tournament.
Gray’s Creek 11, Southern Wayne 1 (Tuesday)
Caroline Summerline had the Saint’s lone RBI as the lost their first round playoff game against Gray’s Creek,
Richlands 3, Goldsboro 1 (Tuesday)
Fike 16, C.B. Aycock 7 ( Tuesday)
Prep girls’ soccer
Princeton 4, Hobbton 0 (Tuesday)
Esbeydy Bautista scored two goals, while Rachel Creech and Emma Marques each scored one goal as No. 11 Princeton shutout No. 22 Hobbton. Princeton advances to play No. 6 Granville Central on Friday. Game starts at 6 p.m. in Stem.
Trinity Academy 3, Wayne Country Day 1 (Tuesday)
Langley Barnes scored a goal and Hayden Nielsen had the assist, but the Chargers lost their opening round playoff game.
Rosewood 2, South Davidson 1 (Tuesday)
With their 2-1 win against No. 13 South Davidson, No. 20 Rosewood advances to face No. 4 Neuse Charter in the second round on Friday in Smithfield. Game starts at 6 p.m.
Jordan-Matthews 4, Spring Creek 2 (Tuesday)
South Granville 1, Goldsboro 0 (Tuesday)
In Tuesday’s play at the Walnut Creek Country Club, Hiromi Sueki won Low Gross. Faye Franklin captured Low Net, while Sam Gillett claimed Low Putts. The Walnut Creek Ladies Golf Association will next participate in the two-day finals at Greenville Country Club.