South Columbus 5 St. Pauls 0 at SCHS
South Columbus’ Anna Suggs struck out 10, allowed two hits and walked two in the Stallions 5-0 win. St. Pauls’ first hit came on a bunt in the fifth inning. By that time South Columbus had moved out to a 5-0 lead.
Hailey Chestnutt and Tressie McQueen reached base to open the Stallion second on multiple miscues by the Bulldogs. Alexis Suggs drove in the first South Columbus run with a single. McQueen scored when Rita Cartrette’s grounder was mishandled.
Morgan Nye singled leading off the South third. She advanced to second on a passed ball and scored on Libby Blosser’s base hit for a 3-0 lead. The Stallions final two runs scored in the fourth. Caila Turbeville tripled. Nye singled to score Turbeville. Blosser’s triple scored Nye for a 5-0 Stallion lead.
That was more than enough offense for Suggs. Suggs and the Stallion defense only allowed one Bulldog runner to advance to second base in the game.
Libby Blosser led Stallion hitters with two hits and two RBIs. Alexis Suggs and Morgn Nye also contributed two hits each and a run batted in. Caila Turbeville was 1-2 with a triple and sacrifice bunt.
South Columbus sits atop the TRC standing with a record of 4-0.
Whiteville 15 Fairmont 0 at FHS
The Wolfpack earned its third consecutive “run rule” win at Fairmont Friday. Whiteville has now outscored the opposition 49-1.
Ivy Hayes allowed four hits, struck out seven and walked one to earn the win. Five Wolfpack players collected two hits, Santana Best, Kaitlyn Gordon, Ivy Hayes, Raeganne Sholar and Carrie Ann Wilkins. Best and Wilkins drove in three runs apiece. One of Sholar’s hits was a triple.
Whiteville (3-0) trails South Columbus by one-half game in the conference standings.
East Bladen 8 West Columbus 7 at EBHS
The Eagles jumped out to a 7-1 lead after two innings and withstood a Viking final frame, four-run rally for the 8-7 win. Leah Floyd led West Columbus at the plate with two hits, including a triple. Kristen Meares contributed a double. Ashley Washington added a run-scoring single.
West Columbus drops to 1-3 in the TRC. With its second consecutive win, East Bladen improves to 2-2.
East Columbus 18 Red Springs 1 at ECHS
East Columbus softball picked up its first win of the season with a resounding victory over Red Springs. The game was called after two and one-half innings of play. The Gators scored five, first inning runs and 13 runs in the second.
Alanna Deal pitched for East Columbus, striking out four and allowing four hits. Deal was 2-2 at the plate with a double, triple and three runs driven in. Brittany Little also drove in three runs with two hits, one a double. Diamond Porter added a double and single to the Gators’ 10-hit attack.
East Columbus, now 1-1, travels to St. Pauls Monday for a game rescheduled from February 28. Red Springs is now 0-4 in TRC play.
West Bladen 17 South Robeson 7 at SRHS
West Bladen improves to 3-1 in conference play. The Knights will host Whiteville Tuesday at 6 p.m.