Thursday, December 7, 2023

The Score: Mideastern Conference spring sports recap


Hoggard 2   Ashley 1

The Vikings scratched the game-winning run across the board in the top of the seventh to break a tie in a 2-1 victory against Ashley on Tuesday night.

Hoggard stayed in the hunt among division leaders, improving to 4-2 in conference and 12-3 overall. Ashley fell to 1-5 in league play and 6-11 on the year.

Christian Tafoya was stout in defeat, allowing two runs – none earned – on three hits, with two walks and six strikeouts over seven innings of work. Tafoya walked twice and plated the game-tying run for the Screaming Eagles in the fourth.

West Brunswick 13    North Myrtle Beach 3

Tyler Stanley led the way with three hits for West Brunswick as the Trojans rolled to its 15th win in a row following a 13-3 victory at North Myrtle Beach on Wednesday.

Stanley, Hunter Ashburn and Austin Turner each had two runs batted in. West Brunswick trailed 1-0 before scoring six runs in the top of the second.

The Trojans moved to 16-1 overall.

North Brunswick 22    Northside 3

Jaheed Cason belted a pair of triples in the winning effort.



Ashley 21    New Hanover 6 



Hoggard 6    West Brunswick 0

The Vikings breezed to a 6-nil result against West Brunswick on Wednesday. Hoggard moved to 5-0-1 in conference and 9-1-4 overall.

Siara Southerland notched three scores, while Aimee Darrow, Chloe Whitaker, and Mary Ormsby each found the back of the net. Jess Bennion recorded two assists in the victory.



Laney 8   Topsail 1

Singles: No. 1 Zack Taffer (L) def. Hudson Smith (T) 4-6 6-0 10-6; No. 2 Jalen Moore (L) def. Sam Garland (T) 6-1 6-0; No. 3 Thomas Pirkey (L) def. Jason loher (T) 6-0 7-5; No. 4 Brandon McNeill (L) def. Thomas Rogers (T) 7-5 6-3; No. 5 Luke Durham (L) def. Tyler Smith (T) 6-0 6-3; No. 6 William Purneau (L) def. Ice Tobin (T) 6-1 6-2

Doubles: No. 1 Brandon Rollins/Purneau (L) def. Smith/Garland (T) 8-8 (7-2); No. 2 Ioher/Rogers (T) def. Nathan Bastain/Josh Cockrell 8-0; No. 3 Connor Coughlin/Trey Royal (L) def. Noah Glester/Will Hornthal 8-6



Hoggard 17   Ashley 4  (boys)

Ashley stats: Hunter Smith 2 Goals; Fletcher Steveson 1 Goal 1 Assist; Max Hunt 1 Goal; Carson Conklin 1 Assist; Colton Smith 15 Saves

Hoggard 10     Ashley 9   (girls)

Ashley goals: Averee Gerold (3); Ashley Merritt (2); Bellamy Tyson (2); Corissa Alkins; Megan Trout

Assists: Ashley Merritt (3); Corisa Alkins

Saves: Kelsea Meadows (7)


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