Sports Briefs: April 9, 2014
04/08/2014 3:59 PM
04/08/2014 4:00 PM
Comets sweep West Johnston in tennis
Clayton continued its unbeaten season in boys tennis with matching wins over West Johnston and a win over Southeast Raleigh last week. The Comets are 12-0 overall and 11-0 in the Greater Neuse River 4A Conference.
The Comets beat West by an 8-1 count on April 1, then downed Southeast by the same score on April 9. West took two matches from Clayton in a 7-2 Comet triumph on April 3.
Klein Evans, Naren Guha, Brooks Campbell, Ian Bliss and Duncan Hales won for Clayton in singles in that match. West’s John Simon was a 7-5, 6-0 winner over Vance Lanier at No. 5 singles.
Clayton’s Evans and Guha won 8-1 at No. 1 doubles over Marcus Juarez and Ryne Turner. Campbell and Bliss were also 8-1 winners at No. 2 doubles, downing Robert Manion and John Simon. The Wildcats won at No. 3 doubles.
Pirates’ offense shines against SSS
Corinth Holders topped Smithfield-Selma 10-2 in softball Friday night, jumping out to the lead early with a four-run third inning. The Pirates piled up 19 hits on the night.
Kelsie Hocutt doubled three times and drove in three runs for Corinth Holders. The Pirates’ Holly Price went 3-for-5 with two RBIs and a double, while McKenzie Latham was 3-for-4 and Brandy Davis was 3-for-5.
Kayla Narron struck out 12 Spartan batters in the victory and allowed four hits. The Spartans scored their two runs in the fifth inning to cut the Pirate lead to 7-2.
Princeton rolls by Rosewood
Princeton kept its perfect mark in Carolina 1A Conference softball play with a 9-0 thumping of rival Rosewood Friday night.
Tori Paul got the complete-game victory for the Bulldogs (8-4, 6-0), limiting Rosewood to two hits. She struck out 13 batters and issued four walks.
Charley Cox drove in two runs and doubled in the win, while Kelsey Peedin went 2-for-3 at the plate.
North Johnston splits pair with ranked teams
North Johnston split a pair of softball games between teams ranked in the N.C. Softball Coaches Association 2A Top 10 poll last week. The Panthers bounced seventh-ranked North Pitt 12-3 on April 1 before falling to eighth-ranked Washington 6-1 on Friday night. Kaylynn Batten accounted for the only Panthers’ score of the night with a solo home run in the sixth inning.
North Johnston was ranked ninth in the poll. A fourth Eastern Plains 2A Conference member, Wilson Beddingfield, is sixth in the poll.
Washington also topped North Johnston in baseball Friday night, 6-2.
Princeton continues to roll in soccer
Princeton moved to 6-0 in girls soccer in the Carolina 1A Conference with a 3-1 victory over Rosewood Friday night. Jessica Brush scored twice for the Bulldogs in the win; Amber Johnson had two assists.
McKenzie Smale accounted for Princeton’s first goal, with an assist from Emily Woodward.
Eagles holds off Bulldogs in baseball
Rosewood built a five-run lead and then held on to top Princeton 7-5 in Carolina 1A Conference baseball Friday. Alex Harmon was 4-for-4 in the loss for the Bulldogs and Matthew Edwards drove in two runs.
Join the Discussion
News & Observer is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.