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WILMINGTON — Buoyed by a pair of birdies, eighth grader Jacob Kearney shot a nine-hole 36 to earn medalist honors as the Wilson Christian boys golf team eased to a North Carolina Christian School Association 2-A East region victory Monday afternoon at Castle Bay Country Club.
The Chargers, who have defeated nine opponents in four matches to date, shot a 177 for their low four individuals Monday to defeat host Wilmington Christian by 50 shots. Kinston Bethel Christian was third at 247.
Kearney deposited birdies on Nos. 1 and 4 as part of his low round. Junior Harrison Parker had a 44, with seventh grader Brayden Joyner (47) and eighth grader Landon Turner (50) following.
The Chargers will take part in the NCCSA championship on Tuesday, May 7 at The Neuse Golf Club in Clayton.
Lady Knights drubbed by Friendship 7-0
RALEIGH — The Greenfield School varsity girls soccer team was outshot by a 3-to-1 margin Tuesday afternoon in a 7-0 loss to 1-A/2-A Coastal Plain Independents Conference foe Raleigh Friendship Christian.
Greenfield (8-6, 2-2 CPIC) was outshot by a 21-7 margin and trailed 5-0 at the half.
Friendship improved to 8-3 in all games and 5-0 in CPIC play.
Greenfield, which conceded a 5-2 advantage in corner kicks, returns to Forbes Field for a game with DASH United on Thursday.
Greene Central goes 3-0 in Pitt event
BETHEL — The Greene Central High varsity baseball team completed an undefeated stay in the Pitt County Easter Invitational with a 5-2 triumph against 1-A Pamlico County in Tuesday’s final session.
The Rams of the 2-A Eastern Carolina Conference defeated North Pitt and Roanoke Rapids before besting the Hurricanes to up their record to 10-8 with their fourth consecutive win.
Trailing 1-0, Greene Central plated two runs in the bottom of the second inning to seize a 2-1 lead. The Rams added a run in the fourth and two in the sixth before Pamlico County pushed across its final run in the top of the seventh.
Both teams wound up with seven hits.
Jalin Connor paced Greene Central, going 2 for 3 with two runs batted in and two runs scored. Dylan Benton doubled and drove in a run. Winning pitcher Zach Taylor doubled.
On the mound, Taylor spaced the seven hits in going the seven-inning distance. One run was earned as he issued two walks and struck out three.
Hunter Potter and Daniel Fuentes each batted 2 for 4 for Pamlico County. Potter, the starting pitcher, took the loss.
Score by innings:
Pamlico County 010 000 1 — 2
Greene Central 020 102 x — 5
WP-Zach Taylor 7 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO. LP-Hunter Potter 5 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 6 SO.
LEADING HITTERS — Pamlico County: Hunter Potter 2-4, Daniel Fuentes 2-4, Dylan Smith 1-3, 2B, RBI; Greene Central: Jalin Connor 2-3, 2 RBI, 2 R; Dylan Benton 1-2, 2B, RBI; A.J. Dupree 1-3, R; Zach Taylor 1-4, 2B.
CBA edged by Millbrook 6-5
BENSON — A six-error performance from the Charles B. Aycock High baseball team did it no favors Monday afternoon in a 6-5 loss to Raleigh Millbrook in the West Johnston Easter Invitational.
CBA (13-5) was held to just three hits from sophomore Christopher Crow, sophomore Brett Forbis and freshman D.J. Madrigal. Sophomore Dennis Daingerfield was 0 for 3 but drove in a run.
Trailing 4-0 in the sixth, Millbrook took the lead with all of its six runs. Daingerfield took the loss in relief, allowin two hits over 1 2/3 innings.