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West Brunswick 7     Ashley 2

Brett Babson allowed two runs on five hits in a complete game effort as West Brunswick jumped out to an early lead and never looked back in a 7-2 road win over Ashley on Tuesday night.

Brett Babson.
Brett Babson. File photo.

The Trojans plated four runs in the second and added two more in the following frame to give Babson plenty of breathing room on the mound. The righty struck out eight in seven innings of work.

Austin Turner went 2-for-3 at the plate with an RBI and run scored, while Charlie Carcich drove in three runs to pace the West Brunswick lineup. Babson and McDuffie also each scored twice in the result.

Donovan Francis had two hits for Ashley.

The Trojans improved to 5-3 in conference and 14-3 overall. The Screaming Eagles fell to 3-5 in league play and 8-7 overall.

Box score                 R H E

West      042 000 1    7  5  0

Ashley   000 101 0    2  5   1


Hoggard 9    South Brunswick 0

Brandon Boone.
Brandon Boone. File photo.

Brandon Boone tossed a complete game shutout and Hoggard pounded 10 hits in a 9-0 win over South Brunswick.

JP Graham had three hits to lead the Vikings lineup, while Brad Pennington and Sam Schmidt finished with two hits apiece.

Hoggard moved to 6-2 in league play and 11-5 overall. The Vikings face Topsail on April 17.



Topsail 26    New Hanover 0



Hoggard 6    South Brunswick 0

Hoggard- Goals: Sayres McKenna (2); Siara Southerland; Maddie Crumpton; Jess Bennion; Emily Accattatoo; Assists: Crumpton; McKenna (3); Sam Iannuchi

New Hanover 1    Topsail 0

Abbey Campbell scored off an assist from L.B. Shapiro to give New Hanover a 1-0 result over Topsail on Tuesday.

Ashley at West Brunswick  (PPD)



Hoggard 16     South Brunswick 1 (boys)

Hoggard-Goals: Jake Trafton (3); Cullum Crowley (3); Skyler Magsig (2); Gavin Doherty (2); Gunner Philipp; Bryce Apel; Mitch Trafton; Tucker Brown; Jake Sharbaugh; Evan Fersinger: 1

Assists: Gunner Philipp (2); Mitch Trafton (2); Zack Gowdy; Gene Beckwith; Luke Frankeny; Alex Burbank; Evan Fersinger: 1

Saves: Morgan Pullen (1).

The Hoggard boys and girls lacrosse teams remain unbeaten in league play. Photo courtesy- John Crouch
The Hoggard boys and girls lacrosse teams remain unbeaten in league play. Photo courtesy John Crouch.

Hoggard 15     South Brunswick 0 (girls)

Hoggard- Goals: Taylar Herman (2) Goals/5 Assists; Lindsey Yelton (2); Maya Ebrahimnejad (2)  Madison Kosh (2) Goals; McKenna Robertson (2) Goals; Julia Buehler; Kendall Goldblum; Hyla Zouzias; Sarah Oliver; Tessa Minnich

Assists: Taylar Herman (5); Lindsey Yelton; Julia Buehler (2)

Saves: Abby Brown (1).

Topsail 10    New Hanover 4 (girls)

Topsail- Goals: Madeline Mathews; Maddie Devries (4); Sydney Tompkins; Hannah Jones; Erin McFadden (2); Chloe Ruddell.

Ashley 19    West Brunswick 1 (girls)

Ashley- Goals: Natalie Kasdan (2); Corisa Alkins (1); Avery Gerold (3); Abigail Efting; Ashley Merritt (2); Bellamy Tyson (2); Katie Houston; Catelyn Biggs (3); Angel Smith; Layne Spencer; Casey Conners (2); Kaley Smith.

Assists: Natlaie Kasdan (3); Corisa Alkins (4); Avery Gerold; Bellamy Tyson (3); Layne Spencer (2);

Saves: Kelsea Meadows (1).



Cape Fear Academy 9    Hoggard 0

Despite playing quality tennis in singles, Hoggard suffered a 9-0 loss at Cape Fear Academy on Tuesday afternoon.

Senior Evan Linett took CFA’s Jack Gallop to three sets at No. 2, but eventually fell 3-6, 7-6(6), 11-9. Miles Hirchak put up a solid fight at No. 3, falling to Tyler Smith 7-5, 7-5.

In singles, the Vikings (8-4) won 46 games. In the first matchup, a 7-2 CFA victory, Hoggard won only 33 games.

Singles: No. 1 Tristan Smith (CFA) def. Chase Horton 6-3, 6-3; No. 2 Jack Gallop (CFA) def. Evan Linett 3-6, 7-6(6), 11-9; No. 3 Tyler Smith (CFA) def. Miles Hirchak 7-5, 7-5; No. 4 Robert Schuett (CFA) def. Dom Scialabba 6-2, 7-6(3); No. 5 Caspian Goudarzi (CFA) def. Dillon Cook 6-1, 6-4; No. 6 Chase Weaver (CFA) def. Cadman Styers 6-3, 6-3.

Doubles: No. 1 Smith/Smith (CFA) def. Horton/Linett 8-2; No. 2 Gallop/Schuett (CFA) def. Scialabba/Cook 8-4; No. 3 Goudarzi/Weaver (CFA) def. Hirchak/Tim Dixon 8-1.


Laney 8    Ashley 1

Singles: No. 1 Zack Taffer (L) def. Ryan Keller 7-6 6-2; No. 2 Brandon McNeill (L) def. Cameron Lee 5-7 6-2 (10-6); No. 3 Luke Durham (L) def. Ryan Pfohl 6-4 7-5; No. 4 Evan Michael (L) def. Matthew Flechtner 6-1 6-1; No. 5 Jalen Moore (L) def. Corey Huetcher 6-3 6-3; No. 6 Tim Daley (L) def. Tommy Malahias 6-0 6-0

Doubles: No. 1 Ryan Keller/Cameron Lee (A) def. Brandon Rollins/Nathan Bastian 8-3; No. 2 Thomas Pirkey/Daley (L) def. Matthew Flechtner/Tommy Malahias 8-2; No. 3 Josh Cockrell / William Pruneau  (L) def. Kevin O’Connell/Justin Balderson 8-4


South Brunswick 9     Topsail 0

Singles: No. 1 (Sr.) Dylan Russ (SB) def. Jason Loher (T) 6-0, 6-0; No. 2 (Sr.) Noah Pieper (SB) def. Sam Garland (T) 6-0, 6-0; No. 3 (Sr.) Caleb Hemphill (SB) def. Tyler Fussell (T) 6-0, 6-2; No. 4 Dalton Adams (SB) def. Austin LaPiana (T) 6-2, 6-4; No. 5 (Sr.) Hunter French (SB) def. Mike Tobin (T) 6-0, 6-1; No. 6 (Sr.) Mason Brendle (SB) def. Nevin Wetherhill (T) 6-0, 6-1.

Doubles: No. 1Russ/Pieper (SB) def. Loher/Garland (T) 8-0; No. 2 C. Hemphill/Lukas McCuiston (SB) def. Fussell/LaPiana (T) 8-1; No. 3 Hunter Hemphill/(Sr.) Joe Thomas (SB) def. Tobin/Noah Glester (T) 8-6.