Sports Briefs: April 16, 2014

April 14, 2014 

Central hands Clayton first league loss

Harnett Central topped Clayton 7-2 in baseball Thursday night. It was the Comets’ first loss in Greater Neuse River 4A Conference play this season.

Pirates drop Eagles

Corinth Holders won its second straight Two Rivers 3A Conference softball game, edging Western Harnett 5-4 on the road Friday.

Brandy Davis and Kelsie Hocutt both homered for the Pirates in the win. Hocutt was 3-for-4 and Davis went 2-for-4, while Kayla Meares was 3-for-4 with an RBI.

Corinth Holders also won in baseball, 9-0.

Comets top Trojans

Clayton won a Greater Neuse River 4A Conference softball game over Harnett Central 9-6 on Thursday. The Comets had a five-run third inning in the victory.

Mindy North went 2-for-4 with two RBIs for Clayton in the win. Jenna Harris drove in two runs as well and tripled.

Panthers outlast Beddingfield

North Johnston topped Wilson Beddingfield 3-2 Thursday in softball in nine innings in a matchup of two of the top 10 ranked 2A teams in the state. Emma Turner struck out six Bruin batters in the night and didn’t issue a walk in a complete-game victory.

Olivia Narron led a 10-hit Panther attack with a 3-for-5 night at the plate. Mikayla Mason and Jamie Johnson contributed two hits each. Mason drove in a pair of runs and doubled twice.

The win created basically a three-way tie for first with North, Beddingfield and Washington who all have one loss in conference play.

Cleveland outscores Smithfield-Selma

Cleveland beat Smithfield-Selma 24-14 in softball on Thursday. The Rams moved to 10-3 overall and 5-1 in the Two Rivers 3A Conference with the victory.

North Johnston tops Neuse Charter

North Johnston beat Neuse Charter 11-1 in baseball Friday. Caleb Byrd, Cody Felton, Tommy Jackson and Tanner Snipes had two hits each for the Panthers in the win.

Pirates, Stephenson dominate at Carolina Lakes

Three Corinth Holders’ golfers posted scores of 81 or lower to help the Pirates win a Two Rivers 3A Conference boys golf match at Carolina Lakes on Thursday. Corinth Holders finished at 324, 16 shots ahead of Cleveland.

South Johnston sophomore Patrick Stephenson was the individual medalist with a 1-under-par, 71. He was the only golfer to break par on the afternoon, winning by six strokes.

Sam Baxter and Monty Fields both shot 80s for Corinth Holders, while Nick Routhier added an 81. Cleveland was led by Jarred Lisec’s 78 and an 86 from Morgan Berger.

South was third at 345 and Smithfield-Selma came in sixth. Ethan Faulconer shot 86 to pace SSS.

Princeton wins in 10 innings

Princeton outlasted Wayne Christian 9-8 in 10 innings for a baseball win Thursday evening. Nick Phillips tripled in the top of the 10th then scored on a WCA error later in the inning for game-winning run.

Matthew Edwards was 3-for-3 for Princeton in the win, while Alex Harmon and Tyler Ricks posted two hits apiece.

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