Daily Roundup: June 11, 2021


South Brunswick 5, West Brunswick 4

The Cougars won two of three doubles courts to end the season with a road victory.

When the teams played on May 18, West Brunswick came away with a 5-4 win. 

On Friday, the rivals split six singles courts before the teams of Marissa Smart/Jamison Barker (No. 1) and Annie Stidham/Allie Hicks (No. 2) sealed the victory with identical 8-5 scores.

South Brunswick’s singles wins came from Smart (6-2, 6-1 at No. 1), Barker (6-2, 6-3 at No. 2) and Hicks (6-2, 6-2 at No. 4).

Morgan Smith (6-4, 6-2 at No. 3), Olivia Mehalick (6-2, 6-3 at No. 5) and Lonna Ward (6-4, 6-4 at No. 6) had West Brunswick’s singles victories.

The Trojans fourth point came via an 8-5 win at No. 3 doubles from Ward and Savannah Hughes.

Topsail 8, North Brunswick 1

Summer Guderian didn’t drop a game at No. 4 singles and the Pirates cruised to a season-ending victory.

Marci LaRowe (No. 2), Amanda O’Brien (No. 3), Abrielle Herbert (No. 5) and Virginia Nordeen (No. 6) all won by identical 8-1 scores.

Herbert and Nordeen cruised to an 8-0 victory at No. 3 doubles. The teams of O’Brien and Guderian (8-1 at No. 2) and LaRowe/Grace Breeden (8-4 at No. 1) completed the doubles sweep.

North Brunswick’s lone win came by an 8-1 score at No. 1 singles from Sabrina Achki.


Topsail 2, North Brunswick 1

A two-run top of the first inning proved to be the difference as the Pirates ended their season with a second straight victory.

Cameron Rickabaugh worked a leadoff walk and moved to third base on a single from Banks Engle. Both runners later crossed the plate on ground outs. 

That was enough run support for Topsail (7-7) pitchers Christian Davis, Jackson Moore and Joe Hall. They allowed only four hits and combined to strike out six batters.

Davis earned the victory by allowing one run on two hits with four strikeouts in five innings. Hall entered with the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning and got Seth Bowden to ground out to record the save.

North Brunswick’s (4-10) lone run came in the sixth inning. Bowden tripled and scored on a ground out from Carson Borland.

Bowden was the hard-luck loser despite allowing only two runs on four hits and striking out six batters in a complete game.

Hoggard 7, South Brunswick 1

Air Force signee Maguire Craddock struck out seven batters and allowed only three hits in a complete game to lead the Vikings to a road win in the regular season finale.

Both teams were already guaranteed of making the playoffs prior to the contest.

Hoggard (9-4) will earn a wild card berth in 4A, while South Brunswick (8-5) earned the Mideastern Conference’s automatic 3A spot.

Craddock worked ahead most of the night by throwing a first-pitch strike to 21 of the 29 batters he faced. He finished with 91 pitches, including 64 for strikes.

Neither team played well defensively. The Vikings won despite committing seven errors and the Cougars had five of their own.

Hoggard’s first three hitters – Kayden Crawford, Spencer Nolan and Jaxon King – went a combined 6-for-13 with three RBI and five runs scored.

Crawford led off the game with a walk and scored the first run on a passed ball. King crossed the plate with what turned out to be the winning run on a two-out single from Craddock later in the inning.

A two-out, two-run double from Nolan in the fourth inning increased the lead to 4-1. The junior shortstop also had an RBI single in the seventh.

Roman Dilgard led South Brunswick offensively by going 2-for-3. Clark Anderson scored the only run on a passed ball in the bottom of the second inning.


North Brunswick 42, Topsail 39

The dual came down to the final bout and North Brunswick’s Cameron Gurkin registered a pin at 220 pounds to secure the victory.

The Scorpions (6-11, 5-8 Mideastern) won despite forfeiting five weight classes. The received one forfeit at 106 to Caden Farris.

Hunter Campbell (145), Aydan Mateer (152), Yoel Del Rio (160), Tristan Marks (182) and Dante Jimeno (285) also won via pin.

Topsail (9-10, 5-9) got a pin from Andrew Gazaway (120) and a hard-fought 6-5 overtime decision from William Scholl at 170.

Grayson Stowe (113), Ethan Blevins (126), Jacob Mackleer (132), Tristan Cotto (138) and Joseph Kimberling (195) all received forfeits.

South Brunswick 55, West Brunswick 22

The Cougars won five of the first six bouts to build a 25-6 lead and they continued to pull away to avenge an earlier-season loss.

A pin in 4:32 from Alex Casper at 195 pounds followed by a forfeit to Noah Atkinson at 220 put South Brunswick (11-5, 9-3) up 12-0.

West Brunswick (12-9, 9-5) cut the deficit in half with a pin in 1:08 at 285 from Hasain Hussain, but the Cougars responded with three straight victories from Lilly Prendergast (forfeit at 106), Ethan McCullough (9-8 decision at 113) and Devin Hinson (10-0 major decision at 120).

South Brunswick’s other wins came from Logan Harrell (pin in 2:29 at 132), Michael Shrewsbury (pin in 2:29 at 138), Noah Harrell (pin in 1:50 at 160), Chris Salgado (forfeit at 170) and Mason Howlett (forfeit at 182).

Wyatt Gentile (forfeit at 126), Oscar Mendoza (pin in 4:41 at 145) and Wayde Sibley (8-0 major decision at 152) were the other victorious Trojans.

Hoggard 60, New Hanover 12

The Vikings won three of the four bouts that were contested and took advantage of seven forfeits to cruise past their rival.

Joshua Bullock (138 pounds), Pierce White (195) and Matthew Byrnes (220) each recorded a pin.

Hoggard’s (6-11, 5-9 Mideastern) forfeits were received by Oscar Limon-Zarzosa (113), Carter Baker (120), Val Leblanc (145), Henry Heitman (160), James Wright (170), Julio Lima-Romano (182) and Asef Ismail (285).

New Hanover’s (1-14, 0-11) wins came from William Lamar (forfeit at 126) and Cullen Williams (pin at 152).

There were double forfeits at 106 and 132.

Laney 60, Ashley 18

From Thursday

The Buccaneers received seven forfeits and got pins from Avery Buonocore (126 pounds), Sebastian Babe (195) and Kanenan Barriner (220) to close out their dual team season with another dominant victory.

Mark Samuel (120), Jayden Harrison (132), Noah Thomas (138), Conner Johnson (145), BJ Poole (152), Daniel Shoaf (160) and Devon Bell (170) earned forfeit wins for Laney (20-1, 12-0 Mideastern).

Ashley (11-7, 7-7) got a pin from Ethan Files at 182 as well as back-to-back forfeits to Jack Dillon (106) and Ian Teuchtler (113).

There was a double forfeit at 285.

Union Pines 36, Laney 31

From Thursday

A 7-5 decision from Gaige Lloyd over Noah Thomas in the second to last bout of the night secured the victory for Union Pines in the battle between unbeaten state powerhouses.

Laney fell behind 33-14 before getting three straight victories from Mark Samuel (pin at 120), Avery Buonocore (15-0 tech fall at 126) and Jayden Harrison (8-5 decision at 132) to cut the deficit to 33-28 with two matches to go. 

A pair of victories would have lifted the Buccaneers to a victory, but the teams split the bouts.

Conner Johnson ended the dual with an 8-4 decision at 145. Laney’s earlier wins came from Daniel Shoaf (pin at 160), Kanenan Barriner (15-4 major decision at 195) and Emmanuel Bell (10-2 major decision at 285). 

Friday’s other scores

Pinecrest 76, South Brunswick 0

Pinecrest 61, West Brunswick 15

SW Onslow 51, Hoggard 24

SW Onslow 78, New Hanover 6




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