NCHSAA State 1-A and 2-A Softball: Games Three

Posted by Press Release on June 7, 2014 at 10:42 pm under High School | Comments are off for this article

NORTH STOKES TAKES 1-A SOFTBALL CROWN WITH 10-1 WIN

RALEIGH — North Stokes batted around in the six-run second inning and coasted to a 10-1 decision over Whiteville in the third and decisive game of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 1-A softball championship series at Walnut Creek Softball Complex.

Lindsay Brown had two hits and went the distance on the mound for the winners. She pitched all three games in the series and was named the Most Valuable Player of the championship.

The Vikings unleashed a 14-hit attack in the final game, with every starter hitting safely at least once. North Stokes scored one run in the first, six in the second and one more in the third to take command. Tana Frye, Emily Hughes and Ashley Smith also had two hits apiece for North and Sabrina Dodson hit a two-run homer.

Lauren Edwards led Whiteville with three hits in three trips to the plate.

North Stokes, which won its first NCHSAA state softball championship, finished 28-4 while Whiteville wound up 26-8.

On Friday night, North Stokes had won the opener 3-0, keyed by a two-run home run by Sabrina Dodson, and then Whiteville evened the series earlier on Saturday with a 6-3 victory. Lauren Worley had two hits and was the winning pitcher for the Wolfpack in the second game.

The Raleigh Sports Consortium and Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau serve as host city sponsors for the championship.


EAST RUTHERFORD TAKES 2-A SOFTBALL CROWN IN EXTRA INNINGS OVER JORDAN-MATTHEWS

RALEIGH — Savannah Davis had two hits, drove in two runs and was the winning pitcher as she led East Rutherford to a tight 4-2 victory in nine innings on Saturday in the third and decisive game of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 2-A softball championship series at Walnut Creek Softball Complex

Davis was named the Most Valuable Player of the series. She was the winning pitcher and had two hits in East Rutherford’s 2-1 series-opening win on Friday night, but Jordan-Matthews tied the series at a game apiece earlier on Saturday with a 4-3 win, rallying from a 3-0 deficit.

East Rutherford carried a 2-1 lead into the seventh, but Jordan-Matthews tied the game in the bottom of the inning to force extra innings.

Dee DeCristofaro led the Jets with two doubles in four trips to the plate. Emily Dobson had two hits and two RBI for East while Jordan Gray also had two hits.

The Cavaliers outhit J-M 9-5 in the game, and there were seven errors, four by East.

Jordan-Matthews finished 24-6 overall while East wound up 27-4.

The Raleigh Sports Consortium and Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau serve as host city sponsors for the championship.


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