Hudson leads Garner past West
Garner finished as strong as it started in a 9-1 baseball win over West Johnston on Tuesday.
The Trojans, who improved to 11-6 overall and 7-1 in Greater Neuse River 4A play, opened and closed with three-run innings, sprinkling a trio of one-run frames in between. West, which fell to 10-6 and 4-5, got its lone run in the sixth inning.
Garner’s Brighton Hudson was 2-for-2 on the night with an RBI. Kameron Harris went 3-for-4 with a double, and Nick Gallogly went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI.
Hudson pitched the full seven innings, striking out 10, walking two and allowing three hits.
Harnett Central continues streak
Harnett Central won Tuesday’s boys golf match at Keith Hills Golf Club to remain undefeated heading into the final Greater Neuse River 4A match of the season.
Team scores are the sum of the four lowest rounds posted by each school.
The Trojans carded a 308 in Buies Creek, finishing comfortably ahead of West Johnston (314), Clayton (334), Garner (338), Rolesville (343), Knightdale (360), East Wake (419) and Southeast Raleigh (441).
Rolesville’s Blake McSea was the individual medalist with his 2-under-par round of 70.
Harnett Central had two players break 80 – Zach Freeman with 71 and Jacob Lowe with 73. West Johnston had three players to do so – Ben Lacombe (75), Brice Connors (76) and David Chavis (77).
Low rounds from other schools came from Clayton’s Alex Owens (79), Garner’s Kyle Gilman (81), Knightdale’s Justin Smith (82), East Wake’s Josh Beddingfield (95) and Southeast’s Austin Brown (100).
All Harnett Central has to do to claim first place in the league is compete in the final league match this coming Tuesday, April 29, at The Neuse, Clayton’s home course. The round is set for 3 p.m.
Tourney unkind to Corinth Holders
The Pirates came home empty-handed after competing in two games in a round-robin softball tournament played in Winterville on Monday.
Robersonville South Creek defeated Corinth Holders 4-1 in the first game, which saw the Pirates produce two hits and strand nine runners on base.
The Pirates got their run in the fifth inning on an RBI by Brandy Davis that plated Carrie Corbett.
Kayla Mears (seven strikeouts, three walks) and Kelsie Hocutt (six strikeouts, two walks) split time in the circle, with Hocutt pitching four innings.
Corinth Holders took its second tournament game to the ninth inning before giving up a single run that gave Wilson Beddingfield the win.
Meares went the distance, striking out nine and walking none while allowing seven hits.
Corinth Holders slid to 6-9 overall with the losses.
South Johnston gets road win
The Trojans used five pitchers in a 4-2 baseball win over host Sanderson on Monday, despite being outhit by the Spartans 4-2.
South Johnston improved to 10-6 overall and 5-1 in the Two Rivers 3A Conference.
Colby Jones and Dillon Lee each tossed two innings, while Joseph Johnson, Will Barbour and Ethan Barefoot pitched an inning each. Lee earned the win in relief, and Barbour got the save.
Barbour went 1-for-1 at the plate, while Johnson went 1-for-3 with an RBI.