Aces win softball tourney title|Jamesville takes third place, Southside fifth

Published 10:10 am Sunday, April 11, 2010

By By KEVIN TRAVIS, Sports Editor
YEATESVILLE — The Edenton Aces were crowned champions of the Northside Easter Softball Tournament after completing a perfect weekend.
The Aces won the title with a 9-3 victory over Manteo on Saturday evening.
Jamesville got past Bear Grass, 3-2, to earn third place. The Southside Seahawks defeated Northside 11-1 in the fifth-place game. Pamlico topped Farmville Central in the seventh-place game.
Jamesville coach Richie Ange was happy to see his Bullets win two games in the tough tournament.
“This was a good tournament,” Ange said. “You look at the field, and there’s not one team that couldn’t beat another team.
“We were fortunate to get a win (over Bear Grass). We’re happy to be 2-1 in the tournament.”
Jamesville (9-1) opened the tournament with an 8-4 win over Southside. The Bullets fell 5-0 to Edenton earlier Saturday, before finishing in third place with the win over Bear Grass.
The Bullets managed just four hits off Edenton, with Emily Griffin (3-3) banging out three of them. Caroline Tetterton (1-3) had the other.
Jamesville bounced back with six hits off Bear Grass. Haley Bowen (2-3, 2B, RBI) and Ashley Mobley (2-4, RBI) led the offensive attack. Corey Ange (1-3) and Griffin (1-4) also had hits.
Tetterson picked up the win on the hill, striking out four Bears in the process.
Ange has been pleased with how his team, which advanced to the state tournament last year, has played this year.
“We have eight returners back,” Ange said. “Ashley Mobley, who was our center fielder, is now playing shortstop. Emily Griffin, who was our (designated player) last year, is playing center field. All nine of our starters played a lot last year.”
With that experience comes high expectations.
“With everybody we have returning, I don’t think there is pressure (to return to state),” Ange said. “We have high expectations, but we always have high expectations in softball.
“The girls are excited about seeing how the season will unfold. Playing tournaments like this will only help us.”
Southside finished in fifth place after winning its final two games of the tournament. After falling 8-4 to Jamesville in the opener, the Seahawks responded with wins of 11-1 over Pamlico and 11-1 over Northside.
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Morgan Boyd (2-3), Kennedy Dail (1-3, RBI), Paige Roberson, Katie Jackson and Chandler Furlough also had hits.
Boyd (4-2), who fanned nine and walked seven, suffered the loss.
The team plays at Pungo on Monday.