High school softball teams from across the area competed at the 21st Annual Hoggard High School Invitational on Saturday. Listed below are scores and stats from the action, which got underway at 9 a.m.
Cape Fear 2 Topsail 0
Topsail suffered its first setback of the year in a matchup between unbeaten teams on Saturday night. Heading back into conference play this week, the Pirates sit atop the standings with a 5-0 mark in league play.
Topsail was held to just one hit in the contest. Victoria Elder struck out 12 in the circle.
Hoggard 13 Laney 11
Hoggard carried an eight-run advantage into the bottom of the fifth, but Laney crawled all the way back to force extra innings before the Vikings pulled out a 13-11 win in the final game of the night.
Aleah Thompson capped a seven-run rally in the top of the second with a two-run home run as Hoggard led 7-0 early.
Topsail 10 North Brunswick 0
Victoria Elder, Alyssa Randall and Hunter Bizzell had three hits apiece as Topsail cruised to a 10-0 shutout against North Brunswick. Elder also drove in three runs and struck out six over five innings on the stripe.
Topsail 5 Southwest Guilford 1
Keri White led the Pirates with two hits and two runs batted in as Topsail defeated Southwest Guilford. Alyssa Randall and Hayley Grizzle combined to allow just one run on four hits in seven innings of work.
Hoggard 8 Southwest Guilford 4
Nia Green hit a home run for Hoggard in an 8-4 win over Southwest Guilford. Green added a two-run double, while Brooke Benton broke open a tie game with a two-run single in the fourth.
Hoggard 5 Pender 0
Ashley 7 South Brunswick 2
Laney 5 North Brunswick 2
Cape Fear 19 Ashley 3
South View 6 South Brunswick 0
Laney 3 South View 1
South View 22 New Hanover 2