Dean tosses perfect game

From staff reportsMay 21, 2011 

Fuquay-Varina's Alissa Dean threw a perfect game Friday night in leading the Bengals to a 4-0 victory over Durham Riverside in the second round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association softball playoffs.

Dean struck out six.

Camise Patterson led the Bengals attack with a home run.

In other 4-A second-round softball games, Clayton rolled past Fayetteville Britt 9-3; Holly Springs' Erica Nunn struck out 16 in an 8-0 no-hit win over Northern Durham; Garner freshman Lauren Marbrey didn't allow an earned run in a 5-2 win at previously unbeaten Scotland County; Wilmington Ashley eliminated Knightdale 9-0 and West Johnston lost 1-0 to Wilmington Laney in nine innings.

In 2-A, South Granville (23-0) shut out Corinth Holders 2-0 and North Johnston (25-0) beat Bartlett Yancey 5-0 as Tayler Creech tossed a two-hitter.

In 1-A, Princeton nipped Perquimans 2-1 and South Stanly blanked Durham Science & Math 8-0.

NCHSAA 1-A track: Bobby Baraldi won the 3,200-meter run (10.02.31) to help Durham Science & Math finish second behind champion North Rowan in the N.C. High School Athletic Association 1-A track and field championships on Friday in Greensboro.

Science & Math's Stephen Mulhern, Levi Rolles, Baraldi and Matt Jordan won the 4x800 relay (8:13.37).

The 2-A championships are today at N.C. A&T.

NCISAA 3-A track: Thomas Graham of Cary Academy was an easy winner in the 3,200 in the first day of the NCISAA 3-A championship at Forsyth Country Day.

Ravenscroft's Wesley Frazier won the girls 3,200 and Laura Beacham won the high jump. The Ravens Nick Richer was the shot put winner. The meet continues today.

NCISAA tennis: Cary Academy and Ravenscroft were ousted in the semifinals of the NCISAA 3-A dual-team tennis. Charlotte Providence Day topped Cary Academy 7-2 while Charlotte Country Day defeated Ravenscroft 6-3.

Providence Day (19-2) plays Charlotte Country Day (14-1) in today's finals at Durham Academy.

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