Daily Roundup: March 15, 2019

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BASEBALL

Ashley 12, Topsail 2

The Screaming Eagles grabbed an early lead on an RBI double from Trent Eason in the first inning and they continued to pull away to capture the road win.

Barrett Swails provided some fireworks in the sixth inning with a grand slam. The sophomore went 3-for-5 with five RBI. Eason, Rocco Farmintino, RJ Hunt and Michael Brannin each had two hits for Ashley (6-1, 2-1 Mideastern).

On the mound, southpaw Josh Kidd struck out nine in five innings before giving way to Farmintino, who fanned four in his two innings.

Topsail (1-4, 0-2) got two hits a piece from Eli Baird and Chuck Major. Caleb Demers drove in both runs with a single to center in the fourth inning.

South Brunswick 10, Hoggard 2

Derek Astoske and Aubrey Smith combined to strike out 13 and the Cougars exploded for 10 runs in the first inning to capture a comfortable victory.

Astoske, who has signed with Queens, allowed only one earned run with nine strikeouts in five innings. Smith struck out four in his two innings.

South Brunswick (5-2, 2-1 Mideastern) got two hits a piece from Tommy Hawke, Cameron Poole and Cameron Burgess. Burgess drove in a team-best three runs, while Poole and Haiden Lynch each finished with two RBI.

Zack Zabriskie, Jackson Croom and Christopher Wetherell each had two hits for Hoggard (0-4, 0-2).

Laney 6, North Brunswick 4

A three-run third inning gave the Buccaneers the lead for good as they remained unbeaten.

Matt Adam went 3-for-4 with two runs and Jake Ettefagh drove in three runs to lead the Laney (6-0, 3-0 Mideastern) offense. All nine Buccaneers registered at least one hit.

Senior Chase Hall pitched a complete game, finishing with four strikeouts.

North Brunswick (5-3, 0-2) got two hits, two RBI and a run from Walker Parks. Nathan Bammert went 2-for-4 with a run.

Wilmington Christian Academy 7, Faith Christian Academy 5

The Patriots jumped out to a 5-0 lead after three innings and held on for the home win.

Zane Bloom, Will Helms and Chase Matthews each collected two hits. Bloom had a pair of stolen bases and scored three times, while Helms drove in a pair.

WCA (2-3) got a combined 10 strikeouts from Helms and Hayden Naylor.

Other scores

Pender 5, Trask 4

SOFTBALL

Topsail 13, Ashley 3 (5 innings)

Maggie Smith went 3-for-4 with two doubles, four RBI and two runs and the Pirates collected 12 total hits in the mercy-rule victory.

Topsail (4-0, 2-0 Mideastern) also got two hits and three RBI from Tyesha Williams as well as two runs and two RBI from Darbie Lisk.

Emma Neeley and Addy Howard combined to strike out nine and allow only four hits.

Madi Berry had a single and a RBI for Ashley (2-4, 1-2).

Laney 14, North Brunswick 2 (5 innings)

The Buccaneers scored six runs in the fourth inning and added four more in the fifth to end the game early.

Sarah Manis went 4-for-4 with three doubles and four RBI to lead the Laney (5-1, 2-1 Mideastern) offense. Regan Stewart added three hits and three RBI.

Gardner-Webb signee Tristen Horrell improved to 4-1 by striking out six in a complete game.

North Brunswick fell to 2-4 overall and 1-1 in the MEC.

West Brunswick 19, New Hanover 0 (5 innings)

An 11-run first inning from the Trojans put the game out of reach.

West Brunswick (3-1, 3-0 Mideastern) finished with 15 hits from 11 players, including two a piece from Jennifer Argo, Zoe Evans, Katelyn Fulford and Faith Coleman.  Savannah Branch blasted a home run.

Gracie Griffin and Anna Frazier combined on the shutout, finishing with nine total strikeouts.

New Hanover is now 0-4 overall and 0-2 in league play.

Pender 10, Trask 0 (5 innings)

Alana Buie went 3-for-3 and Kaitlyn Beaver finished 2-for-2 to lead the Titans to a win over their rival.

Ashley Dupalavich collected two hits to go along with two RBI and Jayleigh Leonard drove in three for Pender (5-1, 2-0 Coastal 8). Lauren Gammons pitched a complete game, allowing two hits and striking out six.

Trask (1-5, 0-2) got a double from Madalyn White.

BOYS LACROSSE

Hoggard 11, Wakefield 10

The Vikings rallied from a 6-2 halftime deficit to improve to 5-0 on the season.

Scout Phillip was the offensive hero, finishing with seven goals. Hoggard also got three goals and an assist from Hunter Williams along with a goal and an assist from Keenan Arne.

Logan Trafton finished with nine saves and Josh Raber had four in the cage.

Ashley 8, Topsail 7

Jack Marshall scored the game-winning goal off an assist from CJ Tyson with 12 seconds on the clock.

Tyson finished with a hat trick and two assists, while Marshall found the back of the net twice and dished out an assist. Max Hunt, Bryce Alkins and Logan Teter also scored for Ashley (3-2, 3-2 Mideastern).

Goalkeeper Ryan Harris stopped 10 shots.

Topsail is now 1-2 overall and 1-2 in conference play.

Laney 19, North Brunswick 1

Canden Knowles scored a game-high four goals, while Curtis Voigt and Noah Ehinger each had a hat trick in the lopsided victory that kept the Buccaneers unbeaten.

Laney (5-0, 4-0 Mideastern) also got two goals a piece from Kit Allman and Mason Vaughn. Steven Warshaw had three saves and Matt Lord had two.

North Brunswick fell to 0-4 overall and 0-4 in the MEC.

New Hanover 18, West Brunswick 2

The Wildcats had no trouble picking up the road win thanks to three goals from Smith Anderson.

Xavier Smith found the back of the net twice and Anthony Bowerman had a goal and an assist for New Hanover (5-1, 4-1 Mideastern).

West Brunswick (1-4, 1-3) got one goal a piece from Joey Ochs and Ryan Wagner.

GIRLS LACROSSE

Ashley 12, Topsail 7

Four goals a piece from Devon Cavanaugh and Megan Trout lifted the Screaming Eagles to a win in a battle of unbeatens.

Riley Davenport had a team-high six draw controls to go along with a goal and an assist. Cavanaugh scooped up a team-best six ground balls. Ashley (6-0, 5-0 Mideastern) also got five saves from goalkeeper Emily Blake.

Topsail is now 3-1 overall and 1-1 in league play.

West Brunswick 10, New Hanover 9

Junior Cecelia Vergara scored four of her team-best six goals in the opening half and the Trojans survived for a home victory.

West Brunswick (3-2, 2-2 Mideastern) led 6-3 at halftime. Kara Cheers chipped in three goals and Maya Lindsey had the other goal.

New Hanover fell to 3-3 overall and 1-3 in the MEC.

GIRLS SOCCER

Laney 5, Clayton 2

The Buccaneers scored four unanswered goals in the second half to pick up their third victory of the week.

Parker Ormsby evened the score at 2 in the 45th minute off an assist from Izzy Newton. In the 58th minute, Newton scored the game-winner off an assist from Chloe Wright.

Laney’s (5-1-1) finally two goals came off the foot of Zoe Pitts and both were assisted by Courtney Dwertman.

Coastal Christian 1, Cary Christian School 0

Junior Brooke Barton scored the lone goal in the 52nd minute off an assist from senior Anna Smith and the Centurions squeaked out a road victory.

Coastal Christian (3-2) freshman goalkeeper Betsy Wheeler stopped all nine shots she faced to earn the clean sheet.

Wilmington Christian Academy 3, East Columbus 1

Mia Marino scored twice in the second half and the Patriots went on the road to pick up a nonconference victory.

WCA’s (2-1) first goal came from Ariana Pacheco. Kyra Rickard assisted on the final goal.

Other scores

Trask 4, Pender 1

BOYS TRACK & FIELD

Mideastern Conference meet at Ashley

From Thursday

Luke Scacheri won the 1600-meter run with a time of 4:46 and claimed the 3200-meter run in 10:30 to help host Ashley win the meet.

The Screaming Eagles finished with 104 points, followed by North Brunswick (82), New Hanover (58) and West Brunswick (20).

Ashley also got individual victories from Alex Grommesh (2:10 in the 800-meter run), Zack Williams (19-11 in long jump) and Alex Boring (12-0 in pole vault).

North Brunswick picked up eight individual wins, including two from Jieem Bullock. The junior was victorious in the 110-meter hurdles (14.8) and high jump (6-8). Also winning were: Kwesi Clarke (22.7 in 200-meter dash), Gavin McNair (53.3 in 40-meter dash), Davion Nixon-Trillo (41.8 in 300-meter hurdles), Bryce Deberry (47-1 in shot put), Jaheim Robbins (132-6 in discus) and Trevon Willis (42-7 in triple jump).

Travis Lee of New Hanover won the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.9.

GIRLS TRACK & FIELD

Mideastern Conference meet at Ashley

From Thursday

Ashley cruised to the victory thanks to a pair of wins from Bianca Copeman.

The junior crossed the finish line first in the 800-meter run (2:34.5) and 1600-meter run (5:37). The Screaming Eagles also got individual wins from: Emily Esposito (1:07.4 in 400-meter dash), Cecelia DiBlasi (12:46 in 3200-meter run), Reagan Haney (14-6 in long jump) and Emma Holton (31-11 in triple jump).

Ashley finished with 113 points, followed by North Brunswick (51), New Hanover (39) and West Brunswick (38).

North Brunswick got a pair of victories from Courtney Lines (12.4 in 100-meter dash and 5-2 in high jump) and Keyana Yeoman (14.6 in 100-meter hurdles and 46.1 in 300-meter hurdles).

Freshman Jessalynn Vendrick of West Brunswick captured the shot put (29-10) and discus (66-4). New Hanover’s Zy Fogal ran a 26.9 to win the 200-meter dash.

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