Local roundup: Lady Trojans take 11th straight

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Posted 4/7/22

Softball teams from Harnett Central, Triton and Cape Fear Christian each extended their respective win streaks.

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Local roundup: Lady Trojans take 11th straight

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ANGIER — Sweeping its home doubleheader with All American Conference opponent E.E. Smith on Wednesday, Harnett Central moved its winning streak to 11. The Lady Trojans won 4-0 to start the day.

Kacey Fulcher gave up just one hit while striking out nine through five innings. Reigning Daily Record Player of the Week, Savannah Bain, was one of four Lady Trojans with a hit, also adding a team-high two RBIs.

Central topped E.E. Smith 8-0 in the nightcap.

Ashley Ellis earned the win, giving up just two hits while striking out 11 through five innings. At the plate, Mikaela Goss led the way with three hits and three RBIs.

Central (11-1, 10-0 AAC) hopes for a 12th straight win Monday, hosting Cedar Ridge.

Central baseball gets two

The Harnett Central baseball team also got two wins against E.E. Smith Wednesday, ending its five-game losing streak.

Central won 17-0 in Game 1, Isaac Pilkington and Brantley Champion providing multi-hit outings.

Kaleb Watkins threw three scoreless innings and struck out seven in the victory.

Game 2 saw the Trojans win 18-0, Aiden Taylor leading the charge.

Taylor finished with a game-high four hits and added three RBIs. Dalton Ausley chipped in with a pair of hits and four RBIs.

The Trojans (5-8, 4-6 AAC) are back in action Saturday for the Johnston County Easter Invitational Baseball Tournament, hosted by South Johnston. 

Lady Hawks get 9th straight

Triton softball ran past visiting Pine Forest, 12-3, in six innings Wednesday to extend its win streak to nine. 

Lady Hawks starter Aubree Bass (7-3) collected her seventh win this season, pitching a second straight complete game while giving up just two hits and two walks through seven innings. Bass also helped her cause with a team-leading 4-for-4 effort at the plate with a pair of RBIs.   

Takyra McLean, Kimah Warren, Stephanie Davis and Berkley Campbell each finished with two base knocks apiece as the team total 15 hits and nine RBIs.

The Lady Hawks held a 9-0 lead after a three-run fifth inning before the visitors got on the board with three runs of their own in the sixth. A trio of runs in the bottom half issued the run-rule victory.

Pine Forest (4-8, 4-5 AAC) was led at the plate by Maddison Guard, Whitney Rice, Lauren McDonald and Jamya Harris, who each had a hit in the loss.

Triton (10-3, 9-0 AAC) looks to remain unbeaten in league play when the two teams square off in Fayetteville on Friday.

CFCA softball back to dominance

The Cape Fear Christian Academy softball team goes into spring break riding another string of victories following an 18-0 rout in three innings at Northwood Temple Academy Tuesday.

It marked a fourth consecutive win for CFCA (12-3, 4-1 SAC), who has dropped only one North Carolina Independent School Athletic Association (NCISAA) Sandhills Conference game this year.

Kristina Kennedy was one of three Lady Eagles to register two hits, also adding a team-high four RBIs. The club collected 11 total hits and 14 RBIs, reaching double-digit runs for the 10th time.

Rhyleigh Horne finished with seven strikeouts and kept NTA hitless and scoreless through three perfect innings.

CFCA returns from break April 26, looking to avenge its lone league loss when it hosts Freedom Christian Academy.

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