Daily Roundup: May 3, 2021


No. 7 Hoggard 2, No. 10 Jack Britt 0

First round NCHSAA 4A playoffs

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No. 1 Topsail 6, No. 16 Franklinton 0

First round NCHSAA 3A playoffs

Boston University signee Tyesha Williams hit a two-out triple to score Kinley Jordan, Trinity Taron and Zoey Vincent in the bottom of the third inning and the Pirates added three more runs to secure a shutout victory at home.

Jaylyn Noble singled in the fourth inning and scored on an error to increase the lead to 4-0. Virginia signee Sydney Hartgrove led off the sixth inning with a solo home run to left field, and a single from Summer Hall plated Olivia Visconti with the final run.

Senior pitcher Emma Neeley was again dominant in the circle. She scattered four hits, struck out 11 batters and didn’t issue a walk. 

Topsail (13-2) will host the winner of Tuesday’s showdown between No. 8 D.H. Conley/No. 9 Triton on Wednesday night at 6 p.m. 

No. 3 Pender 7, No. 14 Rosewood 1

First round NCHSAA 1A playoffs

The Patriots scored all seven runs in the bottom of the first inning and got a stellar performance from senior pitcher Haley Schaeffer to advance to the second round.

Senior shortstop Tyanna Holmes was the catalyst at the top of the lineup for Pender (15-0). She went 2-for-3 with a walk, double, triple, three RBI and one run scored.

Kaitlyn Beaver, Telisha Moore, Jayleigh Leonard, Lillie Hansen, Olivia Gurganus and Jamiah Johnson all had a single. Beaver, Schaeffer and Hansen all finished with one RBI and one run scored.

Schaeffer picked up the victory by allowing one run on five hits and striking out eight.

The Patriots will be back at home Wednesday night at 6 p.m. against No. 11 Princeton, which picked up a 6-4 win over No. 6 Louisburg.

No. 14 Laney 7, No. 3 Cardinal Gibbons 6

First round NCHSAA 4A playoffs

Makenzi Curry and Mack Murnane hit back-to-back home runs in the top of the seventh inning to put the Buccaneers on top and they survived a scare in the bottom half of the frame to advance.

The score was tied at 4-all after six innings. Curry put Laney (10-5) on top with a two-run homer and Murnane followed with a solo blast. 

Cardinal Gibbons scored twice in the bottom of the seventh inning, but couldn’t get the tying run across the plate.

Murnane finished 3-for-4 with a double and four RBI, while Curry was 2-for-3 with a double. 

Kendyl Elliott earned the victory to improve to 8-5 on the season. 

The Buccaneers will play at No. 6 New Bern on Wednesday at 6 p.m. The Bears received a forfeit victory over No. 11 Scotland.


No. 2 Ashley 1, No. 15 Middle Creek 0

First round NCHSAA 4A playoffs

Senior goalkeeper Maleah Bainer earned the clean sheet by turning aside all 12 shots she faced and the Screaming Eagles moved on to the second round.

Sophie Morvil scored the lone goal off an assist from McKenzie Farr in the 18th minute. The match featured a lengthy lightning delay, but Ashley (12-1-1) was able to survive the final 18:43 when play resumed.

They will be back at home Wednesday night at 6 p.m. against No. 7 Heritage, which advanced with a 2-1 victory over No. 10 Leesville Road.

No. 16 Hoggard 4, No. 1 Apex Friendship 0

First round NCHSAA 4A playoffs

Ainsley Norr put the Vikings on top in the eighth minute off an assist from Sophia Southerland and the UNCW signee added another goal in the 16th minute to lead the Vikings to a dominant road win.

Freshman Ella Johnson increased the lead to 2-0 with a goal in the 15th minute off an assist from Norr. Johnson then assisted on Norr’s goal a minute later.

Lilly Smiley connected with Summer Beesley for the final goal in the 38th minute.

Hoggard (13-1-1) goalkeepers Riley Manning and Allie Fox shared the clean sheet. Manning finished with a pair of saves and Fox stopped the only shot she faced.

The Vikings will play at the winner of Tuesday’s match between No. 8 Richmond County/Holly Springs on Wednesday night at 6 p.m.

Other scores

No. 8 Northern Guilford 8, No. 9 South Brunswick 0


3A East Regional at Willow Springs Country Club

South Brunswick’s Parker Bumgarner shot a 1-over-par 72 to finish in a tie for third place and earn a spot into next week’s 3A State Championship.

Bumgarner made an incredible double eagle on the par 5 sixth hole. He also had three birdies, including one on the finishing hole.

Ryan Jahr of West Brunswick shot a 75 to finish in a tie for seventh, but didn’t qualify for states. He had three birdies and eight pars. 

Four area participants – North Brunswick’s GW Roehner, South Brunswick’s Ralph Stephenson and New Hanover teammates Nicholas Pohlman and Justin Tracy – finished tied for 12th with 79s.

New Hanover finished third as a team with a 320, but only the top two teams advanced to states.

Other area participants were: New Hanover’s Web Cowden (80) and Joe Stott (84).  

4A East Regional at Cutter Creek Golf Club

Sophomore Dylan Workman of Laney shot a season-best 3-under-par 69 to finish tied for second and secure a berth into the 4A State Championship.

Workman birdied the par 5 second hole and then started the back nine with three consecutive birdies to get to 4-under. He added a fifth birdie at No. 17, but also had a pair of bogeys on the back side.

Hoggard’s Tate Bowyer was the only other area player to qualify for states. He shot a 1-under 71 to finish tied for fourth. Bowyer also finished his round with five birdies. 

Other area participants were: Ashley’s Ben Tran (77) as well as Hoggard teammates John Logan (78), Jack Lantz (80) and Stewart Kinlaw (87). 

The Vikings finished with a team score of 316, which was good enough for fourth place.


Faith Christian 6, Wilmington Christian Academy 2

Quarterfinals NCCSA 2A State Tournament

The Patriots scored twice in the bottom of the first inning, but couldn’t manage any more runs in the season-ending loss.

Hayden Naylor, Caleb Carroll and Ryan Donaldson all collected two hits. Naylor and Trey Pierce scored WCA’s (11-7) only runs. 

Mason Myhand allowed two earned runs on four hits and struck out five batters in 4 1/3 innings, but didn’t factor into the decision. Naylor was the hard-luck loser despite allowing three unearned runs and striking out six in 2 2/3 innings.




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