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Roundup: Seahawks earn first win; Unity, TEACH win big

Southside endures Columbia in extras for first win

CHOCOWINITY — Cody Modlin stole third base to get in position to score the game-winning run on Demetrius Ebron’s base hit. The marker was enough to lift Southside past Columbia, 5-4, in the ninth inning of Monday’s game.

It also marked the Seahawks’ first win in five tries this year.

The two team’s matched one another tit-for-tat throughout the game. Columbia struck for three runs in the top of the first, but Southside scored three of its own in the bottom of the opening frame.

Each side added one more in the sixth before Southside walked off in the ninth.

Ebron, Jarrett O’Neal and Josh Toler each had a pair of hits. Brantley Cutler’s only hit of the game went for a double, and he finished with a team-high two RBI. Three others also had a hit.

Cody Modlin and Will Warren allowed no earned runs in over eight innings on the mound. Modlin scattered four hits and two walks over 5 1/3 stanzas. Warren allowed only one hit and two walks in three innings.


TEACH ousts Mattamuskeet, improves to 4-0

CHOCOWINITY — Tanner Boyd went 2-for-4 with three RBI to spearhead TEACH’s fourth win in as many tries — a 12-2 rout of Mattamuskeet. The win marks a hallmark moment for the homeschool program.

“It’s big when we get a win against a public school and against a good pitcher like Chase Williford,” coach Donell Albritton said.

Carson Hardee — of Greenville’s North State Little League fame — earned the complete-game win as he allowed only two runs (one earned) on four hits and no walks. He struck out 10 of the 23 batters he faced.

Boyd drove in three of TEACH’s dozen runs. Ryan Kolibabek, Nick Jones, and C.J. Wetherington each drove in two apiece.

“Apart from Washington, because of their pitching solely, I truly believe we have the best team in Beaufort County,” Albritton said.


Unity breezes past Terra Ceia, 14-0

Macy Main improved to 3-0 as she pitched three innings of Unity’s 14-0 shutout of Terra Ceia Monday afternoon. Chloe Boyd maintained the shutout as she threw the final two frames.

Offensively, Unity was led by Lilly Wallace. She went 3-for-4 at the plate.

Unity improved to 4-0 on the season and will be at Ridgecroft for its next game.


Lady Seahawks fall short to North Pitt

CHOCOWINITY — Freshman Sarah Petty scored a goal in the first half to send Southside into halftime tied with North Pitt at 1-1. The visiting Lady Panthers found twine in the second half, though, and neutralized the Lady Seahawks in a 2-1 win.

The shortcoming is only Southside’s second loss of the year. Both have come against 2-A schools.

Goalkeeper Carleigh Findley made seven saves in the close loss.