Thursday's prep roundup: Faith Christian baseball stays perfect
Thursday, March 8, 2018
Faith Christian baseball, playing at home in the opening round of the Patriot Invitational tournament, fell behind 5-0 in the first inning against Arendell Parrott Academy but stormed back for a 16-6 victory.
The Patriots (3-0) got five innings from starter Alex Crosby, with Garrett Pannell coming on in relief to pitch the sixth inning.
At the plate, Sam Mills went 2-for-3 with 4 RBI, Landon Lewis was 3-for-3 with 2 RBI, and Hobart Brantley added 4 RBI.
Dating back to last season’s title team, FCS has now won 24 straight.
“We’re kind of inexperienced this season across the field,” coach Greg Clifton said. “That’s pretty much the first time we’ve faced adversity and I thought we handled it pretty well.”
The Patriots next game is against Westchester Country Day at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday at Faith Christian.
Rocky Mount High 6, Tarboro High 1: The Gryphons, after dropping their first two decisions of the season to Nash Central, have now won two in a row after beating Taboro on Thursday. The Vikings drop to 0-3 with the loss.
Northern Nash 6, Nash Central 0: The Knights picked up their second win of the season, and second win against former Big East Conference rival Nash Central.
Northern Nash scored four runs in the third, and one apiece in the first and second innings in a shortened game. Kristin Purvis and Hannah Evans each collected two hits for the Knights, with Purvis adding a pair of RBIs.
Jenna McKenney didn’t allow a hit over three innings and had nine strikeouts in the circle for Northern Nash.
The Knights host West Johnston on Friday, with Nash Central traveling to Southern Nash.
Tarboro High 19, Rocky Mount High 3: The Vikings earned a home win, and still haven’t played a game closer than nine runs throughout the first three contests of the season.
Tarboro improves to 2-1 with the win, while the Gryphons, who have scored 33 and 21 runs in two previous wins, drop to 2-1 after the loss to the Vikings.
Harrells Christian Academy 10, Rocky Mount Academy 9: The score was tied at 6-6 through five innings, but the Eagles allowed four runs in the top of the sixth and only managed to score three in the bottom half in a home loss.
Elizabeth Winstead scores three runs and had three hits for RMA, while teammates Katie Oliver and Gabrielle Stewart each collected three hits. Ashley Wright was tagged with the loss, but just six of the Crusaders’ 10 runs were earned.
The Eagles move to 1-1 after the loss.
Goldsboro Wayne Country Day 5, Rocky Mount Academy 4: Rocky Mount Academy dropped its first match of the season to the visiting Chargers.
The Eagles (0-1) split the six singles matches, with their three wins coming from the 4-5-6 slots. RMA’s other win came at No. 3 doubles. The Eagles are back in action at 4 p.m. on Friday as the Eagles host Kinston Parrott Academy.
Rocky Mount Academy 9, Harrells Christian Academy 0: Ada Everette scored four goals to lead the attack for Rocky Mount Academy, which improved to 2-1 with the win. Five other Eagles scored in the shutout victory.
Greenville Rose 6, Northern Nash 0: The Knights dropped a nonconference road match.
It was the first match of the season for Northern Nash, which dropped to 0-1.