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Prep sports roundup

Panthers maul the Hurricanes

BAYBORO — The Northside baseball team, powered by the hitting of Landon Ormond, closed its regular season schedule with a 16-1 win at Pamlico County on Thursday. With the win, the Panthers (17-5, 10-2) finished the season in second place in the Coastal Plains 1A Conference, behind Riverside (17-6, 12-0).

Ormond led the way for Northside, going 3-for-3 at the plate, with two RBI. Reg Bishop contributed by hitting 2-for-4 and knocking in 2 runs. Parker Boyd chipped in with two RBI as well.

Zach Woolard picked up the win for the Panthers, limiting Pamlico County (6-14, 5-7) to three hits in four innings of work. The senior fanned two batters, while walking three.

Northside will next play on Wednesday in the first round of the NCHSAA playoffs. It will find out its opponent on Monday.

 

Panthers’ softball ends regular season with victory

BAYBORO — Whittney Cromwell’s stellar performance with a bat in her hands helped lift Northside to its sixth consecutive victory on Thursday, defeating Pamlico County 11-3 on the road. Despite having the same conference record as the Knights, the Panthers (15-5, 11-1) finished the regular season in second place in the Coastal Plains 1A Conference to Riverside (16-1, 11-1); due to the fact Riverside’s overall record was superior.

Cromwell’s final regular season game of her high school career was one to remember. The senior went 2-for-2, including a double, and had four RBI and drew three walks. But it wasn’t just Cromwell who had a good night at the plate. Eight out of the Panthers’ nine starters had at least one hit on the night, adding up to 12 total hits for Northside. Other than Cromwell, four different Panthers, Savannah Slade, Rylie Newman, Rebekah Williams and Kaitlyn Spain, chipped in with an RBI each.

Madison Braddy did the business on the mound for Northside, striking out seven Hurricanes during her complete game performance.

The Panthers will find out their opponent for Wednesday’s first round NCHSAA playoff game on Monday.

 

Pam Pack routs West Craven

WASHINGTON — The Washington girls’ soccer team continued its unbeaten run in the Eastern Carolina 2A Conference, defeating West Craven 9-0 on Thursday as the Pam Pack celebrated its graduating players.

It might’ve been Senior Night for Washington (16-5, 10-0), but Lily Frances Lobos showed the soccer program will be in good hands after the seniors are gone. The freshman was involved in nearly every goal in Thursday’s game. Lobos netted three goals for a hat trick and assisted on four others.

Senior Sydney Walker, who will play at Welch College next season, scored two goals in her last regular season home game. Fellow seniors Maricela Gutierrez, Jordan Prescott and Julissa Perez all chipped in with a goal each as well. Leah Rodriguez and Alaina Donadio, also seniors, were in the giving mood on Thursday, as both assisted on a goal.

The Pam Pack will open the NCHSAA playoffs with a home game on Wednesday. Its opponent will be decided on Monday.