Fairmont used a 14-run first inning to beat Dillon Christian 18-0 in three innings on Friday in Fairmont.
In the three innings, the Golden Tornadoes (2-0) racked up 15 hits and took advantage of three errors.
Katelon Floyd didn’t allow a hit and picked up her second win of the season. She also finished 2-for-2 hitting with a double and three runs batted in.
Purnell Swett had a big hitting day against one of the county’s top pitchers, beating South Robeson 21-7.
The Rams battered All-County pitcher Taylor Jacobs for 17 hits, including a nine-run fifth inning that included home runs from Hunter Bullard and Mikala Lowry.
Carissa Holden pitched two thirds of an inning before Sequoia Locklear pitched the final 6 1/3 in relief for Swett. The Rams were led offensively by Courtney Oxendine, who went 5-for-5 with three doubles and and a triple. Lowry went 3-for-6 with a three-run home run and 6 RBI, Bullard went 1-1 with a three-run home run and Reagan Cummings went 2-5 wiht a double.
Emeral Worrell led South Robeson by going 2-for-3 with a double and Taylor Bowens went 2-for-3.
Lumberton continued its defensive struggles in a 12-0 loss in five innings at Cape Fear.
The Pirates had four errors and allowed nine unearned runs while struggling to get a hit of Cape Fear ace Mary Williams.
“Cape Fear is the real deal. They’re good,” Lumberton coach Mackie Register said. “That’s probably some of the best pitching we’ll see all year.”
Lumberton was limited to three hits, including a double by Summer Prevatte. Danielle Smith (0-1) took her first loss of the year, allowing 11 hits.
Lumberton struggled late in a 7-5 loss at Cape Fear on Friday.
After shutting down the opposition early The Pirates allowed all seven runs in the fifth and sixth innings.
“We played two different games,” Lumberton coach Paul Hodges said. “The first four innings we played really good baseball, then we just fell asleep.”
Justice Sampson made his first appearance of the year but had a low pitch count as he transitions from basketball. He threw four scoreless innings before being relieved in the fifth inning after allowing two walks and two hits. Reliever Logan Frederick took the loss.
The Pirates allowed five runs off of walks and had a key error that kept them from getting out of an inning.
Fairmont baseball beat Dillon Christian 11-0.
LHS tennis tops South View
The Lumberton boys tennis team got a 6-3 win on Thursday against South View. The Pirates got singles wins from Drew Bollinger, Jacob Risen, Dominic Dent and Rico Pojol and had two wins in doubles matches.
UNCP’s Hickman earns regional honor
Garrett Hickman’s strong performance in a win against Montevallo last weekend earned him his second Southeast Region Pitcher of the Week honor from the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.
Hickman, a Winston-Salem native, threw eight scoreless innings as the Braves posted an 8-0 shutout of the Falcons. He allowed four hits and retired the first eight batters he faced as well.
Hickman is 3-0 with a team-best 0.33 ERA this season with one complete game shutout, as well as a combined shutout.
Four Braves advance to regional semifinals
TIFFIN, Ohio – Daniel Ownbey, Justin Pencook, Blaze Shade and Chris Giddens all turned in perfect days on the mat to advance to the semifinal round at the NCAA Super Region 2 Tournament in Tiffin, Ohio. Freshman Eric Milks stayed alive with a win in the consolation round.
The Braves collected 42 1/2 points and are in sixth place after the first day of the two-day event. Third-ranked Newberry tops the 17-team field with 62 1/2 points, while No. 10 Indianapolis and eighth-ranked McKendree trail closely behind.
The tournament, which features six nationally ranked squads, is the precursor to the NCAA Division II National Championships which will be held March 14-15 in Cleveland. The top five finishers from each weight class at the NCAA Super Region 2 Tournament will advance to compete in the national event.
Cape Fear 7, Lumberton 5
Lumberton 104 000 0 — 5 5 1
Cape Fear 000 034 x — 7 7 1
Justice Sampson, Logan Frederick, Alex Merritt and Nolan Locklear; Mulier, Moore (3rd), Higgins (6) and Krings.
W — Higgins. L — Frederick.
Leading hitters— L: Sampson 2-4, 2B, 3B, 2 RBIs. CF: Huggins 3-3, Davis 2-3.
Records — Lumberton 0-2.
Fairmont 18, Dillon Christian 0
Dillon Christian 000 — 0 0 3
Fairmont (14)4X — 18 15 0
W — Floyd (2-0). L — J. Carpenter.
Leading hitters — FMT: Thompson 3-3, 2 RBI; McKnight 3-3, 3 RBI; Cameron 2-3, 2B, RBI; Floyd 2-2, 2B, 3 RBI.
Records — Fairmont 2-0; Dillon Christian 0-2.
Cape Fear 12, Lumberton 0
Lumberton 000 00 — 0 3 4
Cape Fear 340 5x — 12 11 0
Danielle Smith (L, 0-1) and Taylor Hammonds; Williams (W, 2-0) and Carter.
Leading hitters — L: Summer Prevatte 1-3, 2B. Taylor Hammonds 1-2, Joy Church 1-2; CF: Catchwell 3-3, Wilkinson 2-3, Williams 2-2, Melvin 2-2.
Records: Lumberton 0-2, Cape Fear 2-0.
Purnell Swett 21, South Robeson 7
Purnell Swett 201 093 6 — 21 17 1
South Robeson 610 000 0 — 6 9 3
Carissa Holden, Sequoia Locklear (W, 1-0) and Sheena Clark; Taylor Jacobs (L, 1-2) and Taylor Bowens
Leading hitters — PS: Courtney Oxendine 5-5, 3 2B, 1 3B, 4 RBI; Mikala Lowry 3-6, HR, 6 RBI; Hunter Bullard 1-1, HR, 3 RBI; Reagan Cummings 2-5, 2B; SR: Emeral Worrell 2-3, 2B; Bowens 2-3, 2 RBI.
Records: Swett 1-0, South Robeson 1-2.