Sports Briefs: March 30, 2014

March 28, 2014 

Hawks had Trojans first loss

Triton edged South Johnston 4-3 in 10 innings Monday night, handing the Trojans their first loss of the season as Two Rivers 3A Conference play began.

The Hawks scratched out the game-winning run when Erica Occena bunted her way safely on, stole second base and moved to third on a sacrifice before coming home on after another bunt single.

Occena was 4-for-5 at the plate on the night. South’s Kayla Allen and Madison Byrd had two hits each.

Triton also defeated South Johnston in baseball and girls soccer the same evening.

South Johnston came back with a 12-2 win over Eastern Wayne on Wednesday. Dinalee Spell worked a three-hitter and Caroline Dorman and Kayla Allen had two hits each for the Trojans.

Western Harnett tops Corinth Holders

Western Harnett pushed across three runs in the 10th inning to outlast Corinth Holders 11-8 in softball on Wednesday. The Eagles forced extra innings with three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning.

Holly Price was 3-for-5 at the plate for Corinth Holders in the loss, while Brandy Davis and Aiyana Campbell had two hits each. Davis drove in three runs and homered in the loss.

Bulldogs notch back-to-back mercy-rule wins

Princeton downed Spring Creek (14-4 on Monday) and Southern Wayne (12-2 on Tuesday) via the mercy rule this week.

Charley Cox scored three runs and had three hits in the win over Spring Creek. She was one of six Bulldogs to double in the victory, joining Kelsey Peedin, Hailey Wood, Savanna Massengill, Tori Paul and Kortney Edwards.

Massengill had two hits and scored two runs in the win over Southern Wayne. Beth Braswell and Logan Pace scored two runs each.

Paul got the pitching wins in both games.

Clayton dominates Garner

Clayton’s boys tennis team continued to roll with an 8-1 victory over Garner last week. The Comets are 6-0 in Greater Neuse River 4A Conference matches and 7-0 overall.

Klein Evans, Naren Guha, Ian Bliss, Noah Depriest and Tayler Cline won in singles for the Comets.

Garner’s only win came from Adam Gogal, who topped Vance Lanier, 6-1, 6-2, at No. 5 singles.

Corinth Holders wins at Reedy Creek

Corinth Holders’ boys golf team won the Two Rivers 3A Conference golf match at Reedy Creek Golf Course last week, finishing at 338 for the 18-hole match. Cleveland was second at 358.

South Johnston’s Patrick Stephenson picked up medalist honors with an even-par round of 72.

Nick Routhier led Corinth Holders with a 79, while Kellan Labonte shot 82 and Sam Baxter added an 87.

Morgan Berger and Jarred Lisec both carded 87s for Cleveland.

South was third in the team standings at 361. Triton and Western Harnett tied for fourth. Smithfield-Selma, led by Ethan Faulconer’s 88, was sixth.

Princeton moves to 4-0 in league soccer matches

Princeton defeated Spring Creek 7-1 Wednesday night to move to 4-0 in Carolina 1A Conference matches this season. Jessica Brush scored twice and assisted on three goals in the win, while McKenzie Smale had two goals and an assist for the Bulldogs who improved to 5-1 overall.

South Johnston girls win in track

South Johnston’s girls track and field team won a three-team meet with Western Harnett and Smithfield-Selma on Wednesday. The Trojans finished with 49 team points, Western had 39 and Smithfield-Selma had 36.

Western won the boys meet and SSS was second.

West Johnston second in GNRC golf match

Harnett Central continued to lead the way in the Greater Neuse River 4A Conference boys golf race with a 13-stroke win at Wendell Country Club on Wednesday. Central finished at 331 with West Johnston coming in at 344.

Alex Molgaard and Jacob Lowe shared medalist honors with 78s for Harnett Central.

Brice Connors led West with an 84, while David Chavis carded an 85 and Ben Lacombe shot 86.

Garner was third at 356, led by Matteo Ceyrolles, and Clayton took fifth at 366. Matt King shot 87 for the Comets.

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