South Johnston scored in five of its six at bats and bounced Oxford Webb from the 3A softball playoffs with a 7-0 home win on Wednesday.
The Trojans (13-8) have won five straight.
Mary Ann Brown got the win, holding the Warriors to six hits and no runs in six innings of work. Dinalee Spell pitched a scoreless inning as well for South.
Reagan Byrd led the Trojans at the plate, going 3-for-3 with two runs scored and an RBI. McKinley Johnson, Anna Webster and Lily Allen all had two-hit games as well. Caroline Dorman drove in two of South’s runs.
Wood perfect again for Princeton: Princeton’s Hailey Wood pitched her second perfect game of the season Wednesday as the Bulldogs took a 10-0 win over Manteo in the 1A softball playoffs.
Wood struck out 15 of the 18 batters she faced in the six-inning game and didn’t issue a walk.
Charley Cox and Megan Bryant both went 2-for-2 with a double for Princeton (16-4) in the win. Kortney Edwards doubled twice and drove in two runs.
Wood and Casey Mitchell were 2-for-4.
Santiago helps lead North Johnston: Freshman Jada Santiago hit a solo home run and tripled to help lead North Johnston to a 12-0 victory over Edenton Holmes in the 2A playoffs on Wednesday.
The Panthers finished with 12 hits on the night. Meghan Sherrod, Kaylynn Batten and Kelly White also had two-hit games for North (16-6).
Emma Turner held Holmes to six hits and struck out four batters.
Clayton drills East Chapel Hill: Clayton bounced East Chapel Hill from the 4A playoffs with a 10-1 win Wednesday evening.
Senior Mindy North was 3-for-4 with three RBIs and a double for Comets (14-6) in the victory.
Brianna Davis went 2-for-3 as well for Clayton. Lindsay Hodge stole three bases.
Sophomore pitcher Hannah Ryan limited the Wildcats to four hits and no earned runs.
Corinth Holders falls in 3A playoffs: Southwestern Randolph finished strong with six runs in its final two at bats and beat Corinth Holders 8-4 Tuesday night in the first round of the NCHSA 3A softball playoffs.
Corinth Holders held a 3-2 lead entering the bottom of the fifth inning.
Sophomore Hanna Mizell had a game-high three hits for the Pirates, while freshman Shanan Hester and Holly Price had two hits each. Hester drove in three runs as well, while Kelsie Hocutt, Hester and Price all doubled.
McKenna Hoover went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs for Southwestern (17-5).
The Pirates finished the season with a 12-9 record and lose four players to graduation: Hocutt, Price, Jessica Kronz and Carrie Corbett. The rest of the Corinth Holders’ lineup was made up of freshmen and sophomores.