Sports Briefs: March 26, 2014

March 25, 2014 

Bulldogs blank Neuse Charter

Princeton stopped Neuse Charter 10-0 in five innings in a Carolina 1A Conference baseball game Thursday. Patrick Norris was 2-for-3 with three runs scored and an RBI for the Bulldogs in the victory. Jonathan Croom went 2-for-4 with two RBIs.

Tyler Beasley and Nick Phillips combined on the shutout. Phillips worked two innings of no-hit ball with four strikeouts. Beasley struck out four as well.

Rock Wilson and Isaiah Higgins had the Cougars’ hits.

Corinth Holders tops Southern Nash

Corinth Holders’ softball team grabbed a 1-0 win over Southern Nash Friday, a day after being shut out by Wilson Hunt, 4-0.

The Pirates scored the game’s only run in the fifth inning with Brandy Davis driving Kelsie Hocutt home with a single.

Kayla Meares was dominant on the mound, holding the Firebirds to two hits and striking out five.

Two-out rally carries Princeton

Princeton topped Triton 7-5 in softball on Thursday, making the most of seven hits in the contest.

Triton tied the game at 4 in the top of the fifth only to see Princeton (3-2) surge back ahead with a two-out rally in the bottom half of the inning.

Savanna Massengill and Tori Paul drew two-out walks to start the rally, then Beth Braswell reached on an infield single that allowed both Massengill and Paul to come around and score. Logan Pace followed with a double to left field to score Braswell for a 7-4 lead. The Hawks pushed a run across in the sixth but were unable to get any closer.

Braswell had two hits on the day and Paul drove in a pair of runs.

Hailey Wood worked the seventh to get the save, while Paul took the victory.

Princeton added a 19-0 win over Hobbton in three innings on Friday. Charley Cox was 3-for-3 with two triples and a double in the win. She drove in four runs.

Taylor Carroll was 3-for-3 with a double.

Nine players score in Princeton soccer win

Nine different players scored goals as Princeton topped Neuse Charter 9-0 Thursday night in a Carolina 1A Conference girls soccer match. Scoring for the Bulldogs were Abby Rubio, Chelsea Hawley, Jessica Brush, Peyton Whitley, Megan Evans, Jenna Woodard, Emily Woodward, Jasmine Bombard and Kassandra Velasquez.

Princeton, which added a 6-2 win over Hobbton Friday night, moved to 4-1 overall and 3-0 in conference play.

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