TUESDAY'S PREP ROUNDUP: Southern Nash tennis stays perfect
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
The Southern Nash boys’ tennis team ran its winning streak to open the season to nine matches with Tuesday’s road 8-1 win over Wilson Hunt in Big East Conference play.
The Firebirds (9-0, 3-0) got straight-set wins from Parker Strickland at No. 1 singles, Hector Perez (No. 3 singles), David Vasquez (No. 4), Adolfo Gonzalez (No. 5) and Michael Hernandez (No. 6).
The Firebirds also swept the three doubles matches.
Southern Nash 6, Wilson Fike 5
The Southern Nash (2-6, 1-1) baseball team handed Wilson Fike (7-1, 1-1) its first loss in conference and on the season in a one-run victory.
The Firebirds had lost the first game of the two-game series to Wilson Fike, 14-0.
Westchester Country Day 9, Faith Christian 8
The Patriots’ three-game winning streak came to an end with a road non-conference loss.
Faith Christian (3-2) has lost both of its games on the road.
Tarboro 13, Jones Senior 3
The Vikings (3-4) snapped a two-game losing streak with a home, Coastal Plains Conference win.
Tarboro is back in action at 6 p.m. on Wednesday when it hosts North East Carolina Prep.
Southern Nash 11, Wilson Fike 7
The Firebirds got off to a 1-0 start in Big East play by defeating Wilson Fike at home on Tuesday. Southern Nash improves to 5-2 overall on the season and will look to improve to 2-0 in conference at home against Northern Nash on Thursday.
Wilson Beddingfield 13, Northern Nash 6
The Knights (1-4) scored first with a pair of runs in the top of the first, but couldn’t hold the lead as they allowed 10 runs over the first two innings in a non-conference road loss.
Northern Nash out-hit Beddingfield, 12-8, but couldn’t keep pace on offense despite scoring three runs in the third and one in the seventh.
Tarboro 13, Jones Senior 3
The Vikings (5-2, 2-1) scored five runs in the first and never trailed in a home Coastal Plains Conference win.
Jones Senior scored three runs in the top of the second, but Tarboro answered with three runs of its own to keep pace. The Vikings then poured on five runs in the bottom of the fifth to cap the scoring.
Wilson Fike 2, Southern Nash 0
The Firebirds allowed a goal in each half of a Big East Conference road loss on Tuesday. It was just the second time they were shut out all season.
Southern Nash (4-3, 0-1) had its share of chances, hitting the crossbar on three occasions, and another chance came when Nef Gonzalez had a breakaway with less than two minutes left in the first half but her shot sailed wide.
Wilson Beddingfield 3, Tarboro 0
The Vikings (0-5) lost a home non-conference match. Tarboro is back in action at 6 p.m. today at home against North Pitt.