Pembroke, Littlefield take county titles

Staff report

May 13, 2014

MAXTON — Home field advantage was limited on Monday during the Robeson County Middle School baseball and softball championship games.

With Prospect hosting, the away team came out on top in both instances as Pembroke won 11-5 in the baseball game and Littlefield won 2-1 in the softball game.

In what turned out to be a pitcher’s duel on the softball field, the Hornets (14-1) didn’t score until the sixth inning. With two outs Hailey Britt and Katie Kinlaw drew walks, which led to a blooping RBI single by Ashley Prevatte, which scored Britt. London Thompson followed with an single down the first base line to put Littlefield up 2-0.

Prospect (14-1) answered with one run in bottom of the inning as Magan Barton led off with a walk before stealing secnd and third and scoring on an error to cut the lead to 2-1. In the bottom of seventh, Chelsea Jones hit a single to centerfield and moved to third but was left stranded as Jaileana Deese lined out to second base to end game.

Prospect pitcher Kaylee McMillian had held Lady Hornets in check striking out nine before having to come off mound due to injury. Morgan Britt picked up the win with seven strikeouts.

The teams combined for five hits.

In the baseball game, Pembroke had a late rally to beat Prospect.

The Warriors combined for 10 hits and scored seven of their runs in the final two innings after trailing 5-4 heading into the sixth.

Zack Carter led Pembroke with a 2-for-4 day and three runs batted in. Jarrett Hunt went 2-for-4 with an RBI and Chandler Brayboy had a triple on his only with hit.

Jerry Locklear got the win and Dakota Locklear took the loss.

Tony Chavis contributed to this report.