Roundup: Northside, Washington handle competition

Published 5:01 pm Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Lady Panthers pounce on Mattamuskeet

PINETOWN — After scoring three runs apiece in the first three innings, Northside torched Mattamuskeet with 13 runs in the fourth frame of a 22-3, five-inning win.

Rebekah Williams and Savannah Slade each had three hits. Slade, who had a double and a triple in the game, batted in four runs and scored three herself. Emori Smith, who was one of three other Lady Panther batters to collect multiple hits, drilled a home run to centerfield. She chipped in three runs and five RBI.

Rylie Newman, Whitney Cromwell and Brooklyn Hudnell each scored three runs.

Williams gave up four hits and struck out four in five innings of work. The visiting Lady Lakers scored thrice on errors in the top of the fourth, but none of the runs were charged to Williams.

The win marked Northside’s ninth of the season going into yesterday’s showdown with rival Southside. Log onto and pick up tomorrow’s paper for complete coverage of that game.


Northside coasts past Lakers

PINETOWN — Reg Bishop went 3-for-4 at the dish with three RBI to propel Northside to a 5-0 win — its 10th of the season — over Mattamuskeet on Monday.

Parker Boyd had a double, and James Barrow also contributed a hit. Laker pitcher Chase Williford was stingy in his 5 2/3 innings pitched, but the Panthers did manage to draw five walks from him.

Grant Talbot pitched three innings and Tanner Alligood chipped in with two frames. Boyd and Zach Woolard each tossed an inning, too. The Panther pitching staff conceded just two hits and a walk while striking out nine Lakers.

Northside jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning. The advantage remained marginal until the panthers plated two more in the fourth. Leading 3-0, they earned some breathing room with a pair of runs in the bottom of the sixth. Other than an error, the defense behind the pitchers was stout enough to blank the visitors.


Lady Pack hangs 10 on North Lenoir

LaGRANGE — Sydney Edwards had a hat trick, Jordan Prescott and Anna Frisbie each scored twice, and Washington rolled past soon-to-be league foe North Lenoir, 10-1.

On top of her two goals, Prescott also assisted on four more. Julissa Perez, Mackenzie Seiler and Edwards each had a helper, too.

The Lady Pack scored thrice in the first half to take a 3-1 lead into the latter 40 minutes. The girls exploded with seven goals in the first 20 minutes of the second half to force an early conclusion.

The non-conference clash marked the beginning of a stretch of three games in three days for Washington. The Lady Pack wrapped up its four-game road swing at Southwest Edgecombe yesterday and will host Farmville Central tomorrow.