Princeton High’s Hailey Wood was doubly perfect last Friday when the Bulldogs beat Hobbton 19-0 in a five-inning softball game.
Wood not only threw a perfect game – no walks, no errors, no base runners – she also struck out all 15 of the batters she faced.
“She was really on,” said Princeton coach Terry Braswell. “She threw 64 pitches, 49 strikes. I don’t recall her having three balls on anyone except maybe once or twice.”
Wood said it felt like a regular game, although she had really good movement on a variety of pitches. She also knew she had struck out every batter and had a perfect game.
She felt a little pressure when she had three balls on a couple of hitters.
“You feel it a little bit,” said the 6-foot junior.
Braswell said Hobbton, now 2-7 overall, wasn’t the best team Princeton (10-4) has faced this season, but said Wood’s performance was remarkable.
Wood is 6-3 overall this season with 65 strikeouts in 46 innings. She has a 0.91 earned run average.
She also led the Princeton attack against Hobbton with two singles, a double and a triple.
She is expected to pitch Tuesday at Spring Creek and again on Friday at home against North Duplin.
PAC Six golf: The PAC Six 4A golfers donated more than 180 cans of food and $95 cash to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina after a quick fundraiser last week. Durham Riverside organized the event, a putting contest, after a league match at Croasdaile Country Club.
The entry fee was three cans of food. Every league school was represented in the contest.
MVP Maye: Luke Maye of Cornelius Hough was the most outstanding player in the Capital Classic boys basketball all-star game on Saturday. The 6-foot-8 University of North Carolina recruit had 15 points and 12 rebounds.
The U.S. All-Stars beat the Capital All-Stars 105-102 at Catholic University’s DuFour Center. May tied the game at 100-100 and South Carolina recruit P.J. Dozier (Columbia, S.C., Spring Valley) converted a three-point play for the lead.
“Winning MVP means a lot,” Maye told reporters after the game. “I just love coming to these events, especially this one with the best players in the country, and thankfully we won.”
Northern Hall: Northern Durham held its seventh annual Hall of Fame induction on Saturday at Croasdaile Country Club.
The inductees: basketball player Thomas Bethea (1978, the school’s all-time leading scorer); Joe Carden (1957, a three-sport standout); basketball player Greg Jones (1971, a standout at Methodist University); football and baseball standout Jerry Neal (1971, four-team all-conference baseball pick at Methodist); football and baseball standout Richard Wheeler (1972, played in four bowl games at N.C. State).
Big Eight lacrosse: The Big Eight 3A lacrosse tournament is scheduled to continue Tuesday night. The finals are scheduled for Thursday at regular-season champion Cardinal Gibbons High at 7 p.m.
Dual-team tennis: Wakefield High, the 2014 N.C. High School Athletic Association 4A dual-team champion, will be at home Tuesday against Richmond County for the first round of the 2015 playoffs.
Cardinal Gibbons, which has won the last four NCHSAA 4A dual-team titles, is at home against West Carteret, and 2014 2A champ Carrboro opens the tournament at Randleman.
The second round of the dual-team playoffs is scheduled for next week. Many of the top players will participate in the individual sectional tournament on Friday and Saturday.