North Lincoln won their fourth-straight game Thursday night with a 13-6 decision at Newton-Conover.
Timmy Schaffer, Landon Reeves, Matt Heavner, Daniel Carter, Jack Carter and Kyle Brittain all had two hits for the Knights, who pounded out 14 as a team.
Heavner drove in three of the North Lincoln runs, while Brittain and Daniel Carter drove in two apiece.
Heavner pitched four solid innings to pick up the win. The junior gave up one run (unearned) on one hit, striking out seven and walking none.
With the win, the Knights improved to 8-2 on the season, and remained one game behind first-place East Lincoln in the South Fork 2A Conference standings.
North Lincoln will host rival Lincolnton on Tuesday.
North Lincoln 122 422 0 - 13 14 1
Newton-Con. 010 050 0 - 6 4 3
Bandys 11, West Lincoln 8
The Rebels fought back from a four-run deficit to take a 7-4 lead in the top of the fifth inning at Bandys, but the Trojans scored seven runs in their final two at bats to claim the South Fork 2A Conference win. Samuel Duncan was 2 for 4 at the plate with a walk, an RBI and a run scored to lead West Lincoln. Jayden Jones and Collin Huss also drove in two runs each. Parker Dehart and Terick Bumgarner had 3 hits each to pace Bandys, and Shearer drove in four runs. The Rebels will host East Lincoln on Tuesday. Bandys will play host to Lake Norman Charter.
West Lincoln 013 120 1 - 8 7 2
Bandys 400 025 x - 11 14 1
East Lincoln 10, Maiden 5
The Mustangs bounce back from their first loss of the season on Tuesday at Maiden with a 10-5 win over the Blue Devils Thursday evening in Denver. Isaac Armstrong, Gavin Houser and Seth Haigler had two hits apiece to lead East Lincoln, with Haigler driving in three runs. Armstrong, along with Garrett Michel had two RBIs each. Logan Palmer picked up the win on the mound. The Mustangs will play at county-rival West Lincoln on Tuesday, while Maiden will host Newton-Conover.
Maiden 100 130 0 - 5 7 1
East Lincoln 011 431 x - 10 11 1
Lincoln Charter 19, Bessemer City 5
The Eagles took control early in the game with a 6-run first inning. Mason Smith and Cole Nelson had two hits each, while Nick Al-Hussaini and Dylan Verdi added two hits apiece. Max McCreary drove in 3 runs for Lincoln Charter, and Smith, Nelson, Jacob Smith, Blake Nelson and Ty Ross all had 2 RBIs. Davis Al-Hussaini pitched three innings, striking out six to pick up the win. The Eagles will play at Christ the King on Tuesday.
Lincoln Charter 602 29 - 19 13 4
Bessemer City 000 23 - 5 3 5
Cherryville 9, Highland Tech 0
(Published May 31, 2021)