MONDAY'S PREP ROUNDUP: Rocky Mount High, Nash Central baseball teams win
Monday, March 18, 2019
The Rocky Mount High baseball team now has its longest winning streak of the season — three — after Monday’s 5-2 win over visiting Roanoke Rapids.
Gates Harrell got the start for the Gryphons (6-2) and allowed two runs over 2 ⅓ innings. Harrell earned a no-decision after leaving the game with the score tied 2-2, when Sam Mills came on in relief. Mills pitched the rest of the way and earned the win.
At the plate, Mills led RMH with two singles in a 2-for-3 effort, while Lane Butler added a two-run single late.
The Gryphons showed strong pitching and an ability to score runs in a successful non-conference schedule, which gives way to Big East Conference play as RMH opens its league slate against Franklinton at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at home.
Nash Central 9, South Granville 3
The Bulldogs (5-4) secured the season-sweep of the Vikings with Monday’s home win.
Chandler Padgett earned the win by pitching six strong innings with seven strikeouts. At the plate, Drifton Padgett went 3-for-3 and scored three runs in the victory.
Nash Central will host Perquimans at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, the final non-conference game before Eastern Plains Conference play begins next week.
Wilson Hunt 9, Northern Nash 2
The Knights (2-4) dropped their Big East Conference opener at home, but will soon get another chance at the Warriors (6-0, 1-0) when Northern Nash travels to Wilson for a 7 p.m. start on Wednesday.
Vance County 17, Rocky Mount High 2
The Gryphons (0-5) lost a home non-conference game on Monday.
RMH opens Big East Conference play at 6 p.m. Tuesday at home against Franklinton.
Wilson Hunt 12, Northern Nash 1
The Knights (1-3, 0-1) lost at home in their Big East Conference opener. Northern Nash is back in action at 5 p.m. on Tuesday at Wilson Beddingfield.
Wilson Hunt 3, Northern Nash 1
The Knights (3-4, 0-1) lost on the road in their Big East Conference opener.
Southern Nash 9, Tarboro 0
The Firebirds (8-0) won all of their singles and doubles matches against the visiting Vikings. It was the third time this season that the Firebirds swept an opponent.
Southern Nash stayed perfect on the season with the win, and next plays at Rocky Mount High at 4 p.m. on Thursday.