Princeton 10, North Lenoir 5No. 12 Princeton opened up the first round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association 2A playoffs on Tuesday night with a dominant 10-5 victory against No. 21 North Lenoir.
North Lenoir took a 1-0 lead in the first inning, but Princeton quickly rallied back by scoring four runs in the second inning to take a 4-1 lead.
North Lenoir cut the game to 4-3 in the third inning, but Princeton once again rallied back to take a 6-3 lead, and by the end of the game, the Bulldogs emerged with the 10-5 victory.
Princeton (15-7) advances to the second round of the playoffs on Friday. The Bulldogs will face the winner of No. 5 Nash Central against No. 28 East Carteret.
Depending on the outcome, the Bulldogs will either host East Carteret (10-12) or travel to Nash Central (18-5).
South Granville 1, Princeton 0Days after falling 1-0 against North Johnston in the regular season finale, the Princeton baseball team once again found itself on the wrong end of a 1-0 ballgame during the first round of the NCHSAA 2A playoffs when No. 30 Princeton nearly pulled off the upset but fell to on the road to South Granville.
The only run in Tuesday night’s game came from a South Granville RBI groundout in the bottom of the third inning.
Princeton ends the season with an 11-10 overall record.
Currituck County 6, Charles B. Aycock 3C.B. Aycock’s season came to an end Tuesday night when the No. 30 Golden Falcons fell to No. 3 Currituck County 6-3 in the first round of the NCHSAA 3A playoffs.
Currituck County got off to a strong start and took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the fourth inning, but C.B. Aycock cut the Currituck County lead to 2-1 in the top of the fifth inning, but Currituck County scored four runs in the fifth inning to come out on top.
The Golden Falcons finish the season with an overall record of 9-13.
Eastern Alamance 17, Charles B. Aycock 3The Charles B. Aycock softball team’s season also ended when No. 18 C.B. Aycock dropped its opening playoff game against No. 15 Eastern Alamance by a score of 17-3.
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Eastern Alamance was firing on all cylinders offensively and took an early 6-0 lead. The Eagles went on to score a total of 17 runs to win the game 17-3.
C.B. Aycock finishes its season with a 14-8 overall record.
Hunt 14, Southern Wayne 4No. 19 Southern Wayne also fell on Tuesday when the Saints traveled to Wilson for a rematch against Quad County 3A Conference rival Hunt in the first round of the NCHSAA 3A playoffs.
Hunt scored four runs in the second inning and seven runs in the third inning to take an 11-0 lead.
The Warriors’ lead was too much for the Saints to overcome, and Hunt won the game 14-4, while the Saints ended their season with a 15-8 overall record.
Roxboro Community 10, Rosewood 0No. 18 Rosewood struggled to get its offense going on Tuesday night and eventually fell to No. 15 Roxboro Community 10-0 in the opening round of the NCHSAA 1A playoffs.
Roxboro scored in the first inning with a two-RBI single, and it never looked back. The Bulldogs scored two more runs in the second inning and three more in the third before ultimately winning 10-0.
Rosewood finished the season with an overall record of 11-9.
Wayne Christian 12, Trinity School 4The Wayne Christian baseball team opened up its playoff run at home on Tuesday night when the Eagles defeated Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill 12-4 in the first round of the N.C. Independent School Athletic Association 2A playoffs.
Wayne Christian took a 6-2 lead in the bottom of the third inning and never looked back as the Eagles flew into the second round.
Wayne Christian (9-7) advanced to face No. 6 Freedom Christian Academy (15-12) in the second round of the playoffs on Thursday in Fayetteville at 5 p.m.