Daily Roundup: March 8, 2019

BASEBALL

Ashley 2, West Brunswick 1

Senior southpaw Josh Kidd struck out 14 in 6 1/3 innings and the Screaming Eagles opened Mideastern Conference play with a road victory.

Ashley (4-0, 1-0 Mideastern) scored twice on a triple Trent Eason in the top of the fourth to take the lead.

Kidd was able to work out of a jam in the fifth, striking out Nick Rosier to strand runners on the corners. He fanned the first batter of the seventh inning before being removed for Rocco Farmintino, who retired the next two batters to earn the save.

West Brunswick (1-1, 0-1) opened the scoring in the third on a single from Dylan Jeffries that scored Ethan Reed.

Laney 4, South Brunswick 3 (8 innings)

Chris Konrady singled home Toby Stone to give the Buccaneers a walk-off victory in the Mideastern Conference opener.

Stone hit a one-out single to right field and then stole second and third. With two outs, Konrady hit a 2-2 pitch to the left side and beat out the throw.

Konrady finished 3-for-3 and Stone was 2-for-4. Jared Peterson picked up the victory by striking out five and allowing only two hits in three shutout innings.

Laney (3-0, 1-0) fell behind 3-0 before tying the score with three runs in the bottom of the fifth. Konrady doubled home Hayden Pickney and Gabe Soles and later scored on a single from Mayes Peterson.

South Brunswick (2-2, 0-1 Mideastern) got a pair of doubles from Austin Hawke. Starter Derek Astoske struck out 11 in six innings, but didn’t factor in the decision.

New Hanover 12, Havelock 1 (6 innings)

The Wildcats got a fantastic start from Hunter Hodges, who struck out 11 and allowed one run on three hits over 5 innings.

Blake Walston went 3-for-4 with a double, two RBI and three runs. Jac Croom and Kyle Smith each added a double for New Hanover (3-0), which scored six runs in the top of the sixth.

Hoggard at Jacksonville suspended

The game was tied at 4 in the bottom of the sixth when rain halted play. The game will resume on Wednesday when the teams meet in Wilmington.

Other scores

Union 6, Trask 2

SOFTBALL

Laney 19, South Brunswick 5 (5 innings)

The Buccaneers pounded out 20 hits and scored 11 runs in the second inning to begin Mideastern Conference play with a mercy-rule victory.

Morgan Hall went 4-for-4 with a triple and four RBI and Tristen Horrell finished 3-for-3 with a double and two RBI. Horrell also got the victory by striking out five.

Laney (3-0, 1-0 Mideastern) jumped out to a 2-0 lead after the opening inning and then put the game out of reach with its big second inning. Raven Lewis finished with two hits and three RBI and Alayna Moose had two hits and two RBI.

South Brunswick is now 0-2 overall and 0-1 in league play.

West Brunswick 10, Ashley 0 (5 innings)

Lenoir-Rhyne signee Morgan Beeler tossed a no-hitter and also went 2-for-2 with a walk in the mercy-rule victory to open Mideastern Conference play.

Beeler put West Brunswick (1-1, 1-0 Mideastern) on top with a solo home run to lead off the second inning. The score was 2-0 before the Trojans exploded for eight runs in the bottom of the fifth. A single from Beeler scored Savannah Branch with the 10th run.

Hailey Wilson, Gracie Griffin and Jennifer Argo also collected two hits.

Ashley fell to 1-2 overall and 0-1 in the MEC.

Topsail 13, South Lenoir 0 (5 innings)

Addy Howard and Emma Neeley combined on a no-hitter and the Pirates scored six runs in the second and fifth innings to open the season with a mercy-rule victory.

Howard struck out seven in her four innings and Neeley fanned a pair in the fifth.

Sydney Hartgrove went 3-for-4 with a triple, RBI and two runs. Lauren Strnad added a pair of hits, two RBI and two runs. Olivia Visconti hit a bases-clearing triple in the fifth inning to increase the lead to 12-0.

North Brunswick 15, Trask 6

Senior Makayla Himes went 4-for-5 with two doubles and five RBI and sophomore Cameryn Lisi was 3-for-4 with a home run and four RBI in the home victory.

North Brunswick (2-2) finished with 14 hits from eight players. Briana McMahon had a pair of hits and scored three runs. Haley Potter scored three times.

Trask fell to 1-3 with the loss.

Pender 11, New Hanover 1 (5 innings)

The Patriots scored at least one run in every inning except the second and Lauren Gammons stuck out nine and allowed only one hit in the circle.

Gammons also had a nice day at the plate, going 2-for-2 with a triple, two walks, an RBI and three runs. Kaitlyn Beaver also went 2-for-2 with a pair of walks and three runs. Jayleigh Leonard drove in three runs for Pender (2-1)

New Hanover (0-1) scored its lone run in the fourth inning when Jayna Neal plated Sydney Spivey with a field’s choice.

Other scores

Hoggard 24, Jacksonville 0 (5 innings)

GIRLS SOCCER

Hickory Ridge 2, New Hanover 0

The Brittany Showcase in Wilson

Junior goalkeeper Frances Coleman made four saves, but the Wildcats were unable to generate any offense to fall to 2-1-1 on the season.

Laney 1, Chapel Hill 1

The Brittany Showcase in Wilson

Zoe Pitts scored off an assist from Vivian Jones and the Buccaneers settled for a draw.

Laney (2-0-1) is back in action at the event on Saturday at 1:50 p.m. against Corinth Holders.

Cardinal Gibbons 1, Ashley 1

The Brittany Showcase in Wilson

Shelby Hogan scored Ashley’s lone goal as they battle to a draw.

Ashley (1-2-1) is back in action in the same event on Saturday against Currituck at 1:50 p.m.

Wilmington Christian Academy 6, Topsail JV 3

Mia Marino and Caroline Leggett each scored twice to help the Patriots open the season with a home victory.

WCA also got three assists from Ariana Pacheco.

Southeastern Homeschool 3, North Wake Homeschool 0

The Cardinals opened the season with a shutout victory thanks to a pair of goals from Haneen Wilson.

Sarah Smith also found the back of the net as Southeastern Homeschool dominated possession for the majority of the match.

BOYS LACROSSE

Laney 13, Ashley 5

Laney picked up its second straight Mideastern Conference win to open the season.

Ashley (1-2, 1-2) got two goals and an assist from Max Hunt and a pair of assists from Jack Marshall. Goalkeeper Ryan Harris finished with 13 saves.

Hoggard 18, New Hanover 5

A six-goal game from Hunter Williams guided the Vikings to another dominant Mideastern Conference victory.

Hoggard (3-0, 3-0 Mideastern) also got four goals from Scout Philipp and three from Andy Kotz. Goalkeeper Logan Trafton stopped five shots.

Kyle Hatcher put home three goals and Ren Powell had the other two for New Hanover (1-1, 1-1).

Other scores

Topsail 16, North Brunswick 2

West Brunswick 6, South Brunswick 5

GIRLS LACROSSE

Ashley 11, Laney 4

Devon Cavanaugh put home a game-high five goals and dished out a pair of assists to keep the Screaming Eagles unbeaten.

Alexa Burghardt added two goals and Kirsten Chalmers had a goal and two assists for Ashley (3-0, 3-0 Mideastern).

Laney is now 1-1 overall and 1-1 in league play.

Hoggard 16, New Hanover 2

The Vikings cruised past their rival thanks to a game-high five goals from Claire Witmer. She also added a pair of assists and three ground balls.

Hoggard (2-1, 2-0 Mideastern) also got three goals, two assists, four ground balls and nine draw controls from Katie Witmer. Alyssa Fizer added two goals, two assists and four ground balls.

Five others – Maia Porzio, Gracie Milkes, Delaney Willard, Deja Tucci and Riley Johnson – found the back of the net once.

New Hanover dropped to 1-2 overall and 0-2 in the MEC.

BOYS TENNIS

Topsail 7, Ashley 2

The Pirates clinched the match in singles by taking five of the six courts in straight sets.

Will Hornthal won 6-1, 6-1 at No. 3, while Alex Hornthal (No. 2) and Connor Hill (No. 5) both won 6-0, 6-3. Zach Teeter picked up a 6-1, 7-5 victory at No. 1 and Brayden Wells won 6-2, 6-1 at No. 6.

Topsail (2-2, 2-2 Mideastern) got an 8-0 victory at No. 2 doubles from Teeter and Hill.

Kris Mueller was Ashley’s (2-1, 2-1) lone singles winner, picking up a 7-5, 6-2 victory at No. 4.

Other scores

Arendell Parrott Academy 5, Coastal Christian 4

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