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Laney 6      West Brunswick 2

Laney’s five seniors were honored for contributions to the baseball program in their final home game as the Bucs delivered a 6-2 victory over West Brunswick.

With the game tied after the Trojans scratched one across in the sixth on an RBI single by Charlie Carcich, Laney rallied for four runs in the bottom of the frame to pull out the win.

Jon Kuebler. Photo by Joe Catenacci
Jon Kuebler. Photo by Joe Catenacci.

Stephen Hagewood earned the result on the mound.

Seniors Jonathan Kuebler, Kennedy Hardy and Alex Farrow led the way at the plate for the Bucs.

Hardy smacked a run-scoring double to give the Bucs a 1-0 lead after their first at-bat, but West Brunswick squared things up in the top of the second.

Kuebler had a big day at the plate with two hits and two runs scored through three innings of play to give the home side a 2-1 edge before the Trojans evened the game at two in the top of the sixth.

Laney moved to 3-6 in conference and 10-8 overall. West Brunswick fell to 5-4 in league play and 14-4 on the year.

Box score                  R H E

West   010  001  0      2 8 3

Laney 101   004  X    6  8  2


Shelton Perkins. Photo courtesy- North Brunswick Athletics
Shelton Perkins. Photo courtesy North Brunswick Athletics.

North Brunswick 9      East Duplin 0

ECU commit Shelton Perkins tossed a no-hitter and struck out 18 to lift North Brunswick to a 9-0 win over East Duplin on Friday.

Ashley 6    South Brunswick 4

Christian Tafoya picked up the win on the mound and went 2-for-3 at the plate with an RBI to lead Ashley past South Brunswick 6-4 on Friday.

Donovan Francis added two hits and a run batted in, while D.C. Russ went 1-for-2 with two RBIs for the Screaming Eagles. Alex Highsmith also smack a triple in the victory.

Tafoya moved to 4-0 on the bump this season as Ashley improved to 4-5 in conference and 9-8 overall. The Screaming Eagles will pick up a rain-shortened game from earlier this year against Pender at 5 p.m. Monday, April 20.

Box score               R H E

Ashley  022 020 0   6  9  2

South    101 000 2   4  7  0

WP: Christian Tafoya   LP: Gabe James



Hoggard 2    Pinecrest 2 

New Hanover earned a non-conference result on Friday. Photo courtesy- Rodney Williams
New Hanover earned a non-conference result on Friday. Photo courtesy Rodney Williams.

Goals: Hoggard- Siara Southerland; Emma Haywood; Assists: Sayres McKenna; Amiee Darrow.

New Hanover 2    Lumberton 0

Goals: New Hanover- Sally Sloan; Meredith Criner; Assists: L.B. Shapiro; Saves: Emily Gettings (2).

Cape Fear Academy 5    Hebrew Academy 0

Goals: CFA- Maddie Buren; Caroline Hawthorne (2); Anna White; Assists: Carter Broderick; Katy Kohut; Maddie Buren; Saves: Delaney Mitchell (3).



Hoggard 17     Topsail 4   (girls)

Gunner Phillipp. Photo courtesy- Rodney Williams
Gunner Phillipp. Photo courtesy Rodney Williams.

Hoggard: Goals- Taylar Herman (5); Lindsey Yelton (3); Julia Buehler (3); Kendall Goldblum (2); Maya Ebrahimnejad (2); Grace Whitlow; Madison Kosh; Assists: Taylar Herman (2); Lindsey Yelton (1); Julia Buehler (1); Kendall Goldblum (3); Saves- Abbey Brown (2).

Hoggard 15    Topsail 0  (boys)

Hoggard: Goals- Luke Frankeny (3); Gunner Philipp (3); Donovan Jones (2); Tucker Brown (2); Jake Trafton; Cullum Crowley; Skyler Magsig; Michaell Fasano; Gene Beckwith; Assists- Gunner Philipp (2); Luke Frankeny (2); Michael Fasano; Peyton Bachelor; Skyler Magsig; Gavin Doherty; Saves-Trenton Novelli (6); Morgan Pullen (1).

Ashley 21    South Brunswick 1

Ashley: Goals- Natalie Kasdan (2); Corisa Alkins (2); Avery Gerold (2); Ashley Merritt (2); Bellamy Tyson (2); Katie Houston; Catelyn Biggs; Angel Smiht; Layne Spencer (2); Casey Conners; Penka Heusinkueld (3); Brittany Condon.


Topsail 6     Hoggard 2

Trailing by two, Topsail rallied to take a one-run lead in the fifth and added three more in the seventh to pick up a 6-2 win over Hoggard on Friday night.

Danielle Parks and Hunter Bizzell had two hits apiece, while Hayley Grizzle drove in a pair of runs to pace the Pirates.

Ashley 24 South Brunswick 2 (game one)

Ashley 11   South Brunswick 0 (game two)

North Brunswick 11   East Duplin 0

Kasey Klutz and Preston Ellenburg each had two hits and Rayven Freeman went 2-for-3 as North Brunswick cruised to an 11-0 win over East Duplin.

Klutz drove in three runs and Ellenburg added an RBI for the Scorpions, who moved to 4-1 in conference and 10-5 overall.

Laney vs. West Brunswick  (PPD)