North women fall to Devils
The North Lincoln Lady Knights lost 3-2 to Maiden in a Southern Foothillsâ€™ Conference game Tuesday night.
Junior Nicole Baxter pitched a two-hitter, striking out 10 and walking only three. Unfortunately for the Knightsâ€™ faithful, Baxter suffered the loss as the Lady Blue Devils scored three in the bottom of the sixth for the win.
Courtney Feldon and Jenna Torbert scored in the top of the fifth to allow the Lady Knights to take a 2-0 lead. North Lincoln walked nine times in the game.
Lindsey Smith, Donia McDonald, Baxter and Feldon picked up singles for the Knights.
The loss drops their record to 9-3, 6-2 SF 1A on the season. Thursday, weather permitting, they will play Hendersonville at 4:30 p.m.
East Lincoln Softball
The Lady Mustangs defeated South Point 8-5 on Tuesday.
Peyton Pressley hit a two-run homer to tie the game 2-2 in the third inning. East Lincoln rallied for three more runs in the bottom of the fifth, due in large part to two more RBIs from Pressley. The Lady Mustangs took a 5-3 lead.
South Point battled back and tied the game at 5 in the sixth. Senior Amber Parker singled to advance Tricia Sherer, who had reached on a hard-hit ball in the rain, to third.
Alexis Rogers then helped her cause on the mound with a two-RBI double. She later scored on a passed ball.
Sam Betts turned in a â€˜web gemâ€™ on a liner to center field for the first out of the seventh. After two Lady Red Raiders reached consecutively, Second baseman Parker threw to shortstop Sonny Marthers for the force at second. Marthers then fired the ball to Pressley to complete the double play and end the game.
East Lincoln is now 5-6, 3-4 Big South 3A on the season.
On Monday, East Lincoln fell to East Gaston 3-0. Alexis Rogers pitched a four-hitter, struck out seven and allowed no earned runs in the losing cause.
Out of the 34 batters to come to the plate for East Lincoln, none struck out.
North Lincoln tennis
North Lincoln beat Polk County 9-0 on Monday for their second Southern Foothillsâ€™ victory.
George Lampron, Daniel Paulk, Zane Heafner, Joe Fletcher, Taylor Brown and David Mosely all earned victories.
In doubles, Paulk/Lampron, Heafner/Fletcher and Brown/Mosely picked up wins.
The Knights are 4-5 overall on the season.
East Lincoln tennis
East Lincoln fell to Ashbrook 9-0 on Monday.
Houston Stokes lost a hard-fought match to Patrick McConnell 7-6, 6-1 at No. 4.
â€œAshbrook is a perennial power and they showed why they are one of the favorites to win league this year. We just need to continue to work hard in practice in order to improve,â€ Mustangsâ€™ head coach Mike Davis said. by John Mark Brooks