Ignoring the chilly weather that arrived last week, East Chapel Hill started hot Thursday with four runs in the top of the first inning and never looked back as the Wildcats won a softball game, 8-2, at the home field of archrival Chapel Hill.
Both teams had seven hits in the non-conference game, but Chapel Hill (1-2) committed four errors that helped East improve to 1-1.
Thursday’s game was a make-up from a March 6 game postponed because of sleet. The two rivals are scheduled to play again at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday at East Chapel Hill.
Before that, the Tigers host Northern Durham on Tuesday, while East will host Durham Jordan on Tuesday.
In other games last week, Carrboro bounced back from a 15-2 loss Tuesday at Bartlett Yancey by pounding Burlington Cummings 16-4 Thursday at home. Anna Broome and ninth-grader Myasia Jarrett each went 2-for-3 at the plate with a triple to lead the Jaguars’ 10-hit performance. Jarrett batted in four runs. Alexa Gomez, Paige Watson and Elizabeth Ollila each contributed an extra-base hit for Carrboro (1-1).
Carrboro, which was scheduled to play Friday at Hillside, next plays on the road Thursday against Voyager.