The Score: Mideastern Conference baseball, softball, lacrosse, tennis recap is your source for free news and information in the Wilmington area.


West Brunswick 6    Ashley 4

West Brunswick extended its win streak to 12 straight games following a 6-4 victory at home against Ashley on Tuesday night.

Trailing by two in the fourth, the Trojans squared the contest at four-all and plated single runs in the fifth and sixth to pull off the comeback.  Tyler McDuffie had three hits for West Brunswick. Kevin Powers got the win on the mound, while Jonathan Carlyle recorded the save.

The Trojans remain atop the conference at 4-0 in the division and 13-1 overall. Ashley fell to 1-3 in league play and 5-9 on the year.

Topsail 7    South Brunswick 5

The Topsail baseball team held off a late rally by South Brunswick to remain unbeaten in league play following a 7-5 victory on Tuesday night.

Bryce Cota. Photo courtesy- Harriet Rice.
Bryce Cota. Photo courtesy- Harriet Rice.

Bryce Cota went 3-for-3 at the plate with three runs batted in, while Chase Riker and Garret Myrka added two hits apiece. Aiden Smith went five innings to get the win, allowing three earned runs on three hits, with four walks and one strikeout.

South Brunswick grabbed a 1-0 lead after their first at-bat, but the Pirates plated three runs in the third. Riker smacked a two-out RBI single to score Myrka and Cota brought in two more later in the frame to take a 3-1 advantage.

Topsail added four runs in the fifth thanks to a pair of extra base hits to start the inning. Sam Hall hit a triple to begin the march. Riker and Josh Madole added back-to-back doubles to go up 5-1, while Cota added another run scoring base knock to make it a five-run game. Camron Kimrey’s sacrifice fly closed the rally as Payton Phelps tossed two big innings in relief.

Kris Keller had two hits and two RBIs for South Brunswick. Caleb Clemmons also drove in a pair of runs for the Cougars and Andrew Phillips scored twice.

 The Pirates improved to 3- 0 in conference and 9-5 overall. South Brunswick dropped to 1-3 in league play and 7-4 overall.

 Hoggard 15    Laney 5

North Brunswick 8   Southwest Onslow 4



Topsail 13     South Brunswick 3

Topsail continued its impressive play inside the division and picked up a bounce back 13-3 victory at South Brunswick on Tuesday.

Keri White and Hunter Bizzell drove in three runs apiece, while Victoria Elder struck out all six batters faced in two innings of work. White had four hits and Maddy Laster reached base three times.

The Pirates moved to 6-0 atop the conference and 13-1 overall.

Kirstie Langley.
Kirstie Langley.

Laney 5    Hoggard 0

 After dropping last weekend’s final game to the Vikings at Hoggard’s Annual Softball Invitational, Laney earned a key conference result on Tuesday against their crosstown counterparts following a 5-0 victory in Buctown.

Kirstie Langley belted a two-run triple in the second to grab a 2-0 lead as Laney used three extra base hits to double their advantage in the fifth. Savannah Capabianco went 2-for-3, with two runs batted in. Cruise struck out eight to move to 3-1 on the stripe.

Laney improved to 3-2 in league play and 7-5 on the year. Hoggard dropped to 3-3 and 9-5.

 West Brunswick 7    Ashley 6 

West Brunswick rallied from three runs behind to force extra softball on Tuesday and McKenzie Benton drove in the game-winner to give the Trojans a 7-6 walk off victory in eight innings.

Kaitlyn Rae had 3 RBI’s to lead the West Brunswick offense as the Trojans trailed 5-2 before tying the game in the sixth. Pearson Yopp and Emily King combined for eight hits to guide the Screaming  Eagles.

West Brunswick is now 4-2 in conference and 8-5 on the year.  Ashley fell to 2-3 and 4-8.


 Hoggard 8   Laney 5 (boys)

Hoggard stats: Goals- Luke Frankeny (3); Gunner Philipp (2); Scout Philipp:; Skyler Magsig; Jake Sharbaugh: Assists: Luke Frankeny; Cullum Crowley; Donovan Jones; Skyler Magsig; Carson Whitaker:

Saves: Trenton Novelli (7)

Averee Gerold. Photo courtesy- John Crouch
Averee Gerold. Photo courtesy- John Crouch

Hoggard 12  Laney 3 (girls)

Hoggard stats: Kendall Goldblum 7 goals; Lindsey Yelton 3 goals  1 assist; McKenna Roberts 1 goal 1 assist; Madison Kosh 1 goal
Saves: Abbey Brown (9)

Ashley 16    West Brunswick 0  (boys)

Ashley stats: Fletcher Stevenson 5 Goals 2 Assists; Carson Conklin 3 Goals 5 Assists; Hunter Smith 2 Goals; Tyler Tranchon 1 Goal; Colton Alkens 1 Goal; Kieran Stokes 1 Goal; J. C. Crawford 1 Goal; Max Hunt 1 Goal; Nathan Ellen 1 Goal

Colton Smith 2 Saves

 Ashley 18    West Brunswick 2   (girls)

Ashley goals: Averee Gerold (5); Corissa Alkins (4); Katie Houston (2); Abigail Efting (2); Caitlin Briggs (2); Megan Trout; Ashley Merritt; Maggie Skelton

Assists: Corissa Alkins (5); Briana Hawks; Abigail Efting; Averee Gerold

Saves: Kelsea Meadows (8)



Hoggard 9    Laney 0

Singles: No. 1 Eddie Janosko (H) def. Zach Taffer (L) 6-3, 6-1; No. 2 Dom Scialabba (H) def. Tim Daley (L) 6-2, 6-2; No. 3 Holland Baynard (H) def. Jalen Moore 6-0, 6-0; No. 4 Miles Hirchak (H) def. Thomas Pirkey 6-3, 6-3; No. 5 Jake Ferrer (H) def. Brandon McNeil 6-4, 6-2; No. 6 Tim Dixen (H) def. Luke Durham 6-0, 6-0;

Doubles: No. 1 Janosko/Scialabba (H) def. Taffer/McNeil 8-6; No. 2 Baynard/Hirchak (H) def. Daley/Pirkey 8-2