Roundup: Southside picks up three wins, Washington tennis wins

Published 2:58 pm Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Lady Seahawks win first game in program history

CHOCOWINITY — Three first-half goals propelled Southside to its first win since starting a girls’ soccer team this season. Freshman Sindy Chavez found the back of the net twice, and Sarah Singleton scored once in the 3-0 win. Kaitlyn Leo had an assist.

Carleigh Findley made two saves in the shutout effort.

Southside improves to 1-2 going into Thursday’s home game against West Craven. It is the second in a four-game homestand for the Lady Seahawks. They will look to sweep the Lady Jaguars when they travel to Farmville on March 20.


Southside sweeps Kinston to stay perfect

CHOCOWINITY — After downing Kinston, 11-0, in its season opener, Southside toppled the Vikings, 9-2, at home on Tuesday to remain perfect in the young season. Paul Radford pitched a complete game. He gave up two runs (one earned) on three hits, walked four and struck out nine.

Will Warren led the Seahawks offensively. He went 2-for-4 at the plate and was the only player to notch multiple hits. Kinston’s pitching staff walked eight Seahawks, but only gave up four hits in the game. Warren made the most out of it as both his knocks were doubles.

Other Southside batters to get a hit were Demetrius Ebron, Cody Modlin and Brantley Cutler.

The two sides were scoreless after three frames before Southside broke through with two runs in the bottom of the fourth. After the Vikings got one back in the top of the fifth, the Seahawks plated six in the bottom of the stanza.

Southside’s next game is at South Creek on Friday. The Seahawks beat the Cougars at home a week prior. It will be their last game before opening 1-A Coastal Conference play at Lejeune on Tuesday.


Pam Pack picks up win at Greene Central

SNOW HILL — Washington dropped a close, 7-2, match with Fike on Monday, but turned around to defeat Greene Central, 5-4, on Tuesday. The win gives the Pam Pack momentum as it heads into its 2-A Eastern Plains Conference opener against North Pitt on Wednesday.

Zack Pagnani, Ben McKeithan, Patrick Lovenberg and Allen Crisp picked up singles wins. Pagnani and McKeithan earned Washington a win in doubles action, too.


Lady Seahawks railroad Kinston, improve to 4-0

CHOCOWINITY — Southside kept its undefeated start to the season intact with a 17-0 lambasting of Kinston at home on Tuesday. The Lady Seahawks won at Kinston by the same score in their season opener.

Alyssa McLawhorn rolled through the first four innings of the five-frame game before handing the ball over to Mallory Nobles. McLawhorn was perfect in not allowing a hit, walk, and striking out nine of the 13 batters she faced. Nobles fanned one, too.

The Lady Seahawks struck immediately with five runs in the first inning. They added one more in the second before pouring on 11 in the third.

Maggie Craig was 3-for-4 at the plate with two runs scored and another two batted in. Taylor Langley, Symone Ruffin and Hannah Paramore had multiple hits, too. They combined for eight runs and four RBI.

Ruffin and Gracie Warren each had a home run. Craig was powerful, too, with a double and two triples. Southside was also 7-for-7 on stolen-base attempts.


Lady Pack lit up by Conley

Washington had only given up a run to Conley in three innings, but the Lady Vikings erupted for six in the top of the fourth to cruise to a 14-3 win on Tuesday. The Lady Pack, trailing 11-0 at the time, got three back in the sixth, but it was too late.

Senior Hailey Harris and freshman Abbigail Tucker split the pitching duties. Tucker handled four innings. While she gave up seven runs on four hits, she was able to fan four Conley batters.

Tucker and Jordan Pierce had two hits apiece, but the Lady Viking defense did well to keep runners from coming around. Haley Witham was able to break through with a two-run knock.