First Posted: 3/8/2011
PEMBROKE — Purnell Swett took advantage for three throwing errors on the same play in the bottom of the seventh to post a 6-5 victory over E.E. Smith Monday evening.
Trailing 5-4, Matt Godwin singled to begin the seventh and Tyler Baker followed with a bunt single that began the E.E. Smith miscues allowing the Rams (1-2) to win. The Golden Bulls were charged with errors attempting to throw Baker out at first and Godwin at home.
Purnell Swett travel to face in-county rival Red Springs at 5 p.m. Thursday.
Granado fires 78
FAIRMONT — Fairmont’s Simon Granado fired a 6-over-par 78 to win individaul medalist honors and to guide the Golden Tornadoes to a 68-shot victory Monday in the first Three Rivers Conference golf match of the year at Fairmont Country Club.
Fairmont finished with a team score of 358, while South Robeson and St. Pauls were second at 426. West Columbus and Red Springs did not field a complete team.
Aaron Maynor was two strokes behind his teammate Granado in second, while South Robeson’s Byron Lambert finished third with score of 82. Brandon Jackson recorded the best individual score for St. Pauls with a 96.
Rams take second
PINEHURST — James Chavis and Austin Locklear help lead Purnell Swett to a second-place finish in a Southeastern Conference golf match Monday at National Golf Club.
Chavis fired a 78, while Locklear carded a 79 as the Rams had a team total of 333, 26 shots behind Pinecrest. Richmond was third with a score of 340, while Lumberton was fifth at 357.
St. Pauls routs East Bladen
ST. PAULS — Three St. Pauls players notched two hits as the Bulldogs rolled to a 12-2 victory over East Bladen in a nonconference contest Monday afternoon.
Devan Locklear and Colby Inman were both 2-for-3, while James Ivey went 2-of-4 in the victory. Kalem Hunt earned the pitching victory for the Bulldogs (2-1).
St. Pauls returns to action at 5 p.m. on Thursday at home against North Brunswick.
Tornadoes still winless
FAIRMONT — Last season’s Three Rivers Conference champions are starting their non-conference portion of the 2011 schedule on the wrong foot.
The Fairmont Golden Tornadoes struggled at the plate Monday afternoon in a 3-1 home loss to Dillon, S.C., managing two hits in thier third defeat in as many games.
Kyle Britt (0-2) surrendered two earned runs in five innings of work and struck out nine. As a team, the Golden Tornadoes struck out 14 times. Fairmont travels to Dillon Thursday.