Roundup: Local teams take momentum into final week

Published 4:03 pm Friday, April 28, 2017

Lady Panthers smother Bear Grass

PINETOWN — Powerful bats let Northside cruise past Bear Grass, 12-0, for its ninth 1-A Coastal Plains Conference win of the season. Brooklyn Hudnell hit a home run, Rachel Lang had a double, and Whitney Cromwell and Tiffany Oliver each smacked triples.

The Lady Panthers torched their visitors for seven runs in the first inning. They added three more in the second before extending their advantage to 12-0 in the third.

Lang and Savannah Slade led the team with a pair of hits each. Spain, Cromwell, Hudnell and Oliver each notched two RBI. Cromwell and Hudnell scored two runs apiece, too.

Lang gave up three hits and two walks while striking out six throughout the five-inning contest. The defense behind her played five error-free frames and had two double plays.

Northside wraps up its regular season on Thursday when it hosts rival Southside for senior night. The Lady Panther downed the Lady Seahawks 4-0 in Chocowinity a month prior.


Lady Pack inches closer to conference crown

BETHEL — Jordan Prescott had a hat trick as Washington moved closer to clinching the 2-A Eastern Plains Conference championship with a 5-0 win at North Pitt on Thursday. Anna Fridbie and Sydney Edwards added a goal each. Edwards had two assists, too.

Washington tested North Pitt with 25 shots throughout the 80-minute affair. The girls notched three goals in the first half and found twine twice more in the second.

Defensively, the Lady Pack did well to minimize its host’s scoring chances. The ball reached goalkeeper Julissa Perez six times. She made the save each time for the shutout.

The Lady Pack returns to Washington for a two-game homestand, which includes senior night on Tuesday against North Pitt, before heading to Farmville Central on Wednesday for its season finale.


Terra Ceia sweeps Hobgood, finishes second in league

HOBGOOD — Terra Ceia wrapped up a stretch of three games in two days with a doubleheader against Hobgood Academy on Thursday. The Knights downed rival Pungo, 6-1, on Wednesday before sweeping Hobgood, 4-1 and 5-0, on Thursday.

Freshman Alex Van Staalduinen was the offensive catalyst in the first game. He batted in three of the Knights’ four runs. They scored twice in the second and added two more in the third.

Tyler Hendrix threw five innings of no-hit baseball. He did walk five and conceded an unearned run, but it proved inconsequential.

Terra Ceia blew up for four runs in the fourth as it took the backend of the two-game set. Johannes Van Essendelft went 2-for-3 with two RBI to lead the offensive effort. He controlled the game on the mound, too. He allowed no runs on two hits and three walks over five innings.