Spring sports in full swing

Published 5:33 pm Friday, March 26, 2021

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It’s been a busy week for Beaufort County high school athletics as spring sports teams wrap up their second full week.

The Washington softball team is 3-1 after 18-0 and 13-0 victories over North Lenoir and Ayden-Grifton and a 9-8 loss at Bear Grass this week. Senior Savanna Craft and sophomore Erin Everett pitched a combined perfect game in the first win and Craft struck out eight and allowed two hits in the second.

Bear Grass came from behind to tie in the 6th inning and won the game on a walk-off hit in the 7th.

Junior Laci Campbell leads the Pam Pack with seven hits, nine runs scored, and four runs batted in, while junior Olivia Paszt has six hits, including three triples and six runs scored.

Washington has home games against South Lenoir and West Craven Tuesday and Wednesday.

The Pam Pack boys and girls golf teams won their matches. Sophomore Rob Bergevin fired an even par 72 to take medalist honors against Farmville Central and Greene Central at Cutter Creek in Snow Hill. Ridge Zerniak (92), Marshall Asby (94), Jack Kirkman (95) and Davis Jones (101) completed the team scoring.

Sydney O’Neal took medalist honors for the Washington girls with a 52 over nine holes at the Cypress Landing Golf Club. Washington defeated South Lenoir by 11 shots and West Craven by 21. Anna Shadle was second with a 56 and Anna Taylor tied for third at 57.

The Southside boys edged Northside by one stroke Monday at Cypress Landing.

Sophomore Gabe Matthews led the Seahawks with a 48, good for third overall while Northside’s Eli Huynh shot a 46 to finish two shots off the lead. Tarboro and Pamlico County also competed.

Dylan Wilkins (52), Caleb Dixon (54), Harrison Phelps (55) and Bryce Dixon (62) completed Southside’s scoring, while Caleb Alligood (52), David Wallace (55), Wyatt Berry (57) and Matthew Carter (61) rounded out Northside’s scoring.

The Pungo Christian Academy softball team is 4-0 in conference play and 4-2-1 overall.  Junior pitcher Reagan Stoop earned the win in all four games, including 10 strikeouts in a 1-0 win over The Albemarle School. She tripled and scored the winning run on Melanie Rutledge’s sacrifice fly.

Stoop has two home runs, including a grand slam, while Rutledge and senior Riley Cutler have also gone deep for the Lady Raiders.

Pungo meets local rival Terra Ceia in softball and baseball Monday afternoon at 4 p.m.