THURSDAY ROUNDUP: WHS girls’ soccer survives scare at Beddingfield, ECU softball walks off against UNC
Published 11:53 am Friday, April 24, 2015
WILSON — Despite allowing the most goals against an Eastern Plains Conference opponent since joining the conference, Washington’s offense proved too much for conference foe Beddingfield on Thursday, as the Pam Pack knocked off the Bruins, 6-3.
Beddingfield was able to sneak two goals by senior goalie Emily Alligood in the first half, but Washington remained consistent, scoring three in the first and three in the second. Sophomore Sydney Edwards led all scorers with two goals and an assist, while freshman Anna Frisbie, freshman Samantha Sheppard, senior Caitlyn Scott and senior Warner Little all notched goals. Junior Alyssa Rodriguez also finished with two assists.
With the win, Washington has now one seven straight games (11-4, 8-0 EPC), as the Pam Pack prepare to face Southwest Edgecombe at home on Tuesday.
SOUTHSIDE ENDS SIX-GAME LOSING STREAK WITH WIN OVER LEJEUNE
CHOCOWINITY — The Southside baseball team put an end to a six-game losing streak on Thursday, knocking off conference foe Lejeune, 7-6.
Despite five Seahawk errors down the stretch, the home team held off a late rally by the Devil Pups. After a three-run sixth tied the game at six, Southside came answered with a run of their own in the bottom half of the frame, one that ultimately proved to be the difference.
Sophomore Marshall Medlock finished the day 2-for-3 with an RBI, while starter Paul Radford went the distance, allowing six hits, two walks and just two earned runs.
With the win, Southside improves to 4-8 (2-6 CPC) and will face Pamlico County in Bayboro on Friday.
EAST CAROLINA SOFTBALL WALKS OFF AGAINST NORTH CAROLINA
GREENVILLE (ECU ATHLETIC MEDIA RELATIONS) — Senior second baseman Andie Johnson drove in the game-winning run in walk-off fashion with a base hit to left field, giving East Carolina a 4-3 victory over North Carolina Thursday night. The Pirates scored all four of their runs in the seventh inning to rally for come-from-behind win, marking their first victory over the Tar Heels since 2008.
East Carolina (14-35) received another strong outing from sophomore right-hander Lydia Ritchie (3-6), who won her third decision in as many games. Ritchie did not allow a base hit until the fourth inning and kept North Carolina (34-12) scoreless for 3.1 innings.
“Lydia was amazing,” Interim head coach Steve Jaecks said of his starter. “She kept them off balance. That team has 82 home runs and we knew that was the first thing we needed to take care of.”
Ritchie allowed two more runs in the sixth on three singles, a walk and a sacrifice fly. However, she regained her composure and earned the complete-game victory after tossing 7.0 innings and allowing three earned runs on five hits, while fanning a career-high five batters and walking one.
Kaylee Carlson (15-7) suffered the loss after keeping the Pirates off the scoreboard for nearly seven innings. ECU hit Carlson hard throughout the game as it tallied nine hits off of UNC’s starter.
East Carolina closes out the regular season this weekend when the Pirates host American Athletic Conference foe UConn on Saturday and Sunday with Saturday’s doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m., while Sunday’s first pitch is set for noon.
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