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Sports Briefs: Cleveland posts back-to-back baseball wins

Cleveland posted back-to-back wins in baseball on Tuesday and Wednesday, with a 2-1 win over Eastern Wayne in Eastern Carolina 3A Conference play and a 13-0 triumph over Smithfield-Selma on Wednesday.

Kodi Whitley held Eastern Wayne to four hits and recorded 12 strikeouts on Tuesday. He added a sacrifice fly, while Cleveland’s second run scored on a Cody Johnson triple.

Patrick Banks held SSS to a single hit over four innings in the Wednesday win, while Johnson worked an inning. Taylor Finn, Johnson and Ernie Chapin had two hits each for the Rams.

Luis Jiminian had the Spartans’ only hit.

Wildcats stay on top in GNRC golf: Scores were up across the board in the first Greater Neuse River 4A Conference boys golf match after the break, but the leaderboard had West Johnston atop it for the fourth time this season.

The Wildcats edged Garner 330-332 for team honors at Pine Hollow Golf Course with Scott Freeman collection medalist honors for West with a 76.

Garner’s Matteo Ceyrolles, who shot 78, was the only other golfer to score in the 70s.

Brice Connors had an 81 for West, while Ben Lacombe shot 84. Garner’s next two scores after Ceyrolles were 81 (Michael Otteson) and 84 (Kyle Gilman) as well.

Harnett Central was fourth at 340, while Clayton shot 344. Matt King had an 81 for the Comets.

Southeast Raleigh had its best outing of the season, placing fifth. Jack Olson shot 91 to lead the Bulldogs.

Knightdale (393) was sixth, followed by Smithfield-Selma (397), with Miles Fleming carding a 90.

Rams continue to win in soccer: Cleveland’s girls soccer team won its ninth straight match Tuesday, downing Eastern Wayne 6-2. The Rams are 11-1 on the season and lead the Eastern Carolina 3A Conference with an 8-0 mark.

Cleveland’s last and only loss this season came to West Johnston in the finals of the Four Oaks Bank Cup on March 7.

Trojans still unbeaten in GNRC baseball: Garner moved to 6-0 in Greater Neuse River 4A Conference baseball play with a 14-0 win over Southeast Raleigh on Tuesday. The Trojans are 12-2 overall.

Cleveland holds second in golf: South Johnston’s Patrick Stephenson earned individual medalist honors in the Eastern Carolina 3A Conference boys golf match at Falling Creek Country Club in Kinston on Tuesday. South, which leads the season standings, was fourth in the team rundown, just ahead of Cleveland, which is second on the season.