Garner

Lauren Garner of Roanoke Rapids executes a bunt on March 30 versus Northern Carolina 1A/2A guest Granville Central. The junior, hitting .312 this spring, contributed a base hit on Tuesday during the Jackets’ 5-4 setback to rival Bunn.

Softball

Wildcats clip Yellow Jackets

BUNN — A pair of runs in the bottom of the third inning proved the difference on Tuesday for Bunn, which survived a see-saw thriller with Northern Carolina 1A/2A guest Roanoke Rapids.

The 5-4 victory moved the Wildcats to 3-1 overall this season.

Freshman Kaysie Summerlin and Sue Odom performed ably at the plate for the Jackets, each plating a runner, while Lauren Garner, Karlee Hammack and Alana Mitchell provided base hits.

Ace Kalicca Williams suffered her first setback of the season, allowing five runs on 13 hits while striking out four in 6 2/3 innings.

Bunn returns to the office today at home versus Louisburg, while RRHS (3-2) travels to face the Warriors next week.

Baseball

Elder leads Vikings to victory

Zach Elder went 2 of 4 with four RBIs on Tuesday as Halifax Academy, just a day removed from a lopsided road loss to Greenfield, posted an 11-0 triumph over the Knights.

The blue-and-green now stand 4-2 this season.

Dawson Stroud, Braxton Hammack, Avery Johnson and Jake Merritt also made hay in the landslide, combining for a quartet of base knocks and as many RBIs.

Zachery Warren and Wade Jenkins rounded out the blitz, generating two and three hits, respectively.

Elder’s outing also included a star-turn on the mound, where he allowed no runs and fanned six over five frames.

Halifax returns to work on Tuesday versus Pungo Christian Academy, while Greenfield (9-2) travels to John Paul II Catholic of Greenville.

Bethel Assembly Christian cruises by NEA

LASKER — John Todd went 3 for 4 with four RBIs on Tuesday to advance Bethel Assembly Christian Academy past Northeast Academy, 9-0, on Day 2 of the Sgt. Will McLawhorn Memorial Scholarship Tournament.

Cale Parker also factored prominently in the runout, plating a pair of BACA runners, while Joshua Morris earned his first win of the spring.

Bethel, now 2-3 this season, returns to the diamond next week versus New Life Academy, while NEA (0-5) travels to Pungo Christian Academy on Monday.