Regional teams are off to a good start on the diamond
Posted on Friday, March 10, 2023 at 12:35 pm
All three of the county’s state high school baseball and softball teams are off to a strong start to the two weeks of the spring sports season.
The Northside and Southside 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 scored. Hunter Chrisman is hitting .533 with eight runs scored, which ties him with Braley Cooper for the team lead.
Senior Carson Edwards leads Southside with a .467 average and junior Taequon (Tater) Moore is batting .455.
Cutter Williams and Walker Hill each drove in six runs, while Moore and Taylor Ashley scored a team-best seven runs.
Junior Hunter Baldry leads Washington with a .600 batting average and six hits. Bryce Williams (.545) and Tanner Moore (.500) are also off to good starts.
The Pam Pack softball team lost for the first time in 27 regular season games, 1-0, on Wednesday in Swansboro. The streak dates back to the end of the 2021 season when they lost to South Lenoir.
Senior shortstop Ava Mizell leads the group with a .500 batting 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. She also leads the team with seven runs scored.
WHS plays at undefeated Northside on Monday. Junior Bella Boykin has six hits in her first seven at-bats for an .857 average to lead the Panthers. She also recorded 16 strikeouts in seven innings. Emaleigh Cherry and Jayden Clarke each contributed five series.
Southside is off to a 3-2 start. Senior shortstop Logan Dale is 7-10 with a .700 average with seven runs scored, five hits and three doubles.
Freshman Savannah Silverthorne is hitting .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 hits.
The Washington golf team finished second in its opening match this week at the Washington Yacht & Country Club.
Appalachian State senior Rob Bergevin tied Farmville Central for the runner-up finish with an even-par 72. The Jaguars won the event, with West Craven third.
Marshall Asby shot an 82 for WHS.
Northside won a dual meet over Bear Grass Charter on Thursday at WYCC.
The Panthers had three first place finishes with Gavin Sawyer shooting an 83, David Wallace an 85 and Wyatt Berry an 88.