THURSDAY ROUNDUP: Local teams pick up three wins
Corbin Kell clears the ball in the CCMS soccer win over White County Thursday night to open the 2014 season.
Coffee Middle soccer
White County 0
The Coffee Middle Red Raiders jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first half of the season opener. Head coach Kenny Lockhart called off the dogs at the half and the Red Raiders coasted to a 5-0 win. Michael Lockhart,.Stephen Lovins, Ben Reid and Neil Slone all scored for CCMS. Lovins netted two goals.
The Lady Rockets earned a dramatic win after a sluggish start against Fayetteville City to start the season 2-0. After three early runs the bats went cold until catching fire in the top of the seventh for 8 runs. The lady Rockets won the game 11-3 and currently lead the DRVC standings.
Raven Rogers – 2-4, 3 runs scored, 4 stolen bases
Byanka Woods – 2-3, 1 run scored
Destiny Spaulding – 2-4, 2 RBI
Alexcia Barnes – 2-4, 2 runs scored, 2 RBI
(W) Raven Rogers – 7 innings pitched, 11 strikeouts, 2 hits allowed
The Westwood Rockets baseball team lost to Liberty 9-4 Thursday night. Starting pitcher Carlos Medina walked 12 batters in the loss, leading to four Patriot runs. Jeremiah Franklin entered in relief, throwing three-and-one-thirds innings with the bases loaded and struck out seven.
“I wish I would have made the pitching change sooner but I still have a ton of faith in Carlos,” said WMS head coach Tyrell Campbell. “He is very good; he just had an off night.”
Jacob Johnson, Jonathan Sherril and Medina all doubled in the game for the Rockets.
The Lady Raider softball team defeated Columbia Academy 5-0 Thursday night in the Lincoln County preseason jamboree. Brianna Jones, Bethany Baker and Kaylee Skipper all pitched for CHS in the game, combining for a no-hitter.
“The girls played a great game, “said CHS head coach Terry Floyd. “We put down bunts, and got enough hits and the pitchers all did what they needed to do.”
Read more in next week’s (March 12) print edition of the Manchester Times.