Corinth Holders played right with the favored Trojans (24-4) for five innings, went ahead in the sixth, only to see that lead slip away in the bottom half of the inning. Then, down to its last out, Alec Seaton, the ninth batter in the Pirate order, doubled to force extra innings.
It took nine innings and a gutty effort from a veteran playoff squad to do it, but Corinth Holders’ remarkable run through the N.C. High School Athletic Association 3A softball playoffs ended Saturday night.
Parked on the front lawn of West Johnston High School are two smashed-up cars warning of the dangers that lurk on county roadways. The metal is twisted, the glass is shattered, and hundreds of students have to pass them each day.
After finally tying the score midway through the second half and causing more than a few anxious moments for Fike defenders not long after, Corinth Holders had the look of a team poised to move on and continue its quest for a N.C. High School Athletic Association 3A girls soccer title.
A Memorial Day observance is scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, May 30, at the Johnston County Courthouse on Market Street in downtown Smithfield. Sherill Stevens of Selma, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, will speak.