Area teams start well on the diamond

Published 12:35 pm Friday, March 10, 2023

All three county public high school baseball and softball teams are off to a good start two weeks into the spring sports season.

Northside and Southside’s baseball teams are both 4-1, while Washington is 3-1.

Carson Clinkscales is off to a .667 start for Northside, while Jarrett Spruill is batting .562 with a team-leading eight runs batted in. Hunter Chrismon is batting .533 with eight runs scored, which ties him for the team lead with Briley Cooper.

Senior Carson Edwards leads Southside with a .467 average, while junior Tequon (Tater) Moore is batting.455.

Cutter Williams and Walker Hill have driven in six runs, while Moore and Taylor Ashley have scored a team-best seven runs.

Junior Hunter Baldree leads Washington with a .600 average and six runs batted in. Bryce Williams (.545) and Tanner Moore (.500) are also off to strong starts.

The Pam Pack softball team lost for the first time in 27 regular season games, 1-0, Wednesday at Swansboro. The streak dates back to the end of the 2021 season, when they lost at South Lenoir.

Senior shortstop Ava Mizell leads the Pack with a .500 average and seven runs scored. Sophomore Emma Harris is batting .364, while sophomore pitcher Emma Orr has thrown two no-hitters along with 45 strikeouts in 25.2 innings pitched. She also leads the team with seven runs batted in.

WHS plays at undefeated Northside Monday. Junior Bella Boykin has six hits in her first seven at-bats for an .857 average to lead the Panthers. She’s also recorded 16 strikeouts in seven innings pitched. Emaleigh Cherry and Jaden Clark have driven in five runs.

Southside is off to a 3-2 start. Senior shortstop Logan Dail is 7-10 for a .700 average with seven runs scored, five runs batted in and three doubles.

Freshman Savannah Silverthorne is batting .571 with eight hits and three doubles, while junior Jacqueline Hernandez has seven hits and a pair of triples. Sophomore Dana Ransom is off to a .444 start with six runs batted in.

The Washington golf team finished second in its opening match this week at the Washington Yacht & Country Club.

Senior Rob Bergevin, an Appalachian State signee, tied with a Farmville Central opponent for medalist honors with an even par 72. The Jaguars won the event with West Craven third.

Marshall Asby shot 82 for WHS.

Northside won a dual meet over Bear Grass Charter Thursday at the WYCC.

The Panthers swept the top three places as Gavin Sawyer shot 83, David Wallace had 85 and Wyatt Berry carded an 88.