Pungo tops Terra Ceia on diamond

Published 6:42 pm Friday, May 1, 2009

By Staff
Staff Reports
The Pungo Raiders picked up a 6-2 win over the Terra Ceia Knights in Thursday’s Tarheel Independent Conference baseball action.
The Knights (5-9) overcame a 2-0 deficit to top the Knights (6-10). Pungo coach John Holt was impressed with how both teams performed.
Joseph Braddy, who fanned seven and walked two, got the win for the Raiders. Ethan Credle banged out two hits.
Senior Drew Elliott, who played the last three games with a broken hand, was hit by a pitch and scored a run. Elliott, playing at second base, started a double play that ended the game.
Hunter Davenport suffered the tough-luck loss for the Knights. Caleb McNair had two hits in the setback.
The Knights play at Lawrence today at 4 p.m. (WDN)
Pack tennis season closes
The Washington Pam Pack participated in the Coastal Conference tournament at River Birch Tennis Center in Greenville on Thursday.
Matt Batchelor and Jacob Elks participated in the singles portion of the tournament. Batchelor defeated West Craven’s D.J. Bryant 6-1, 6-1 to move on to the second round. He then met up with defending 3A Coastal Conference champion, Jeff Holoman, of D.H. Conley. Batchelor played his best tennis of the season, taking Holoman to a tiebreaker for the first set before falling 7-6, 6-1. Jacob Elks also won his first-round match, defeating West Craven’s Shane Pappas 7-6, 6-2. Elks then met up with South Central’s Jordan Matthews, falling 6-2, 6-2 in round two.
In doubles, the team of Gray Stowe/Josh Elks advanced to the second round by defeating South Central’s Andrew Cutrell/Austin Randall 6-4, 6-7 (7-1), 6-3. The pair then faced the defending 3-A Coastal Conference doubles champions, Andrew Meade/Zach Foster, of Conley. The Pack fell 6-2, 6-1. Also in doubles action, Washington’s Brandon Washington/Colin Daw fell to South Central’s Jordan Westbrook/Woody Hines 6-2, 6-3.
In the consolation tournament, Washington’s Will Davis and Alex Clark teamed up to win three straight matches: 8-1 against West Carteret, 8-4 against South Central, and coming from behind to defeat West Carteret 8-6 to win the consolation tournament.
In the singles consolation tournament, Jeff Swanner finished as the runner-up, defeating West Craven and Conley before finally falling 8-2 to Brett Bowman of Conley.
Washington (10-5), did not advance any players to the regional tournament. (WDN)
TEACH tops Pungo in softball
Meredith Haddock picked up the pitching win and ripped a pair of hits as the Pungo Trailblazers beat the Pungo Raiders, 3-1, in Thursday’s softball action.
Carolina Garnder hit a double and drove in two runs, while Haley Foy (RBI) and Brittany Clark also had hits.
Teach finished the season with a 6-4 record. (WDN)
Pack soccer gives Bears a scare
The Washington Pam Pack girls are playing their best soccer of the season. Coach Jimmy Kozuch’s team put a scare into Coastal Conference-leading New Bern before the Bears escaped with a 1-0 victory on Wednesday.
New Bern (15-1-1) posted a 6-0 win in the first meeting.
The Pack (3-10-1, 3-8-1) plays host to Havelock on Monday, then closes out the season Wednesday at home against West Carteret. (WDN)
Vikings clinch playoff spot
Plymouth earned a playoff spot thanks to a 6-4 win over Camden in Thursday’s baseball action.
Junior Eli Spruill, who struck out seven and scattered four hits, got the win. Chris Roberson and Ronnell Blount had two hits apiece.
The Vikings (9-10, 6-6) play at Manteo on Tuesday. (WDN)
Hitting contest on tap
Washington Jr. Babe Ruth Baseball League is holding a Hitting Contest fundraiser on Saturday at the Susiegray McConnell Sports Complex on Field 1.
Registration begins at 10 a.m. and ends at noon. Cost at registration is $5. The contest is expected to last until mid-afternoon. There are 9 divisions of age groups.
Division 1 - ages 7&8; Division 2 - ages 9&10; Division 3 - ages 11&12; Division 4 - age 13; Division 5 - age 14; Division 6 - age 15; Division 7 - ages 16 - 25; Division 8 - ages 26-39; Division 9 - ages 40 and over.
The top five batters will advance to the next round. Cash and prizes are awarded to the top three places in each division.
The contest is open to boys, girls, men and women. (WDN)