Wil White went 2 for 3 with three RBIs on Tuesday as Roanoke Rapids earned a 15-4 triumph over Big East 2A/3A guest Northern Nash.
The Jackets now stand 3-1 (2-1 Big East) this season.
"This was a great bounce-back win for us," longtime RRHS head coach Mark Snead said of the performance, in which the troupe cranked out 16 base hits. "We talked about how you learn more from failure than you do success after our loss at Franklinton (on March 9). Great teams learn from their failures, use them to get better, and respond accordingly ... Shep pitched a great game and the offense really came alive from top to bottom."
Matthew MacNichol, Drew Williams, Jackson Midgette and sophomore Collin Elias also fared well at the dish for the hosts, combining for eight hits and as many runs scored.
Completing the mercy-rule offensive show were Austin Geary, Davis Liverman and Maddox Bullock, each of whom reached base and crossed runners.
Rounding out the runout from the cliff was junior Shep Fowler, who struck out 10 en route to his first victory of the campaign.
Northern Nash, which dropped to 3-3 (2-1 Big East) with the loss, welcomes RRHS on Thursday for the completion of this season’s home-and-home series.
Tigers roll in TRAC affair
WILSON — Junior Gage Lockhart scattered four runs on Tuesday to guide Wilson Prep’s victory over Northwest Collegiate and Technical Academy.
The 18-4 Tar Roanoke 1A win moved the Tigers to 3-0 (2-0 TRAC) this season ahead of Thursday’s duel with KIPP ENC.
Northwest (0-1-1, 0-1-1 TRAC) also returns to the diamond on Thursday as the host of league neighbor Rocky Mount Prep.
Volume-scoring Eagles earn league win
WARRENTON — Warren County expensed Tar Roanoke 1A guest Southeast Collegiate Prep Academy in short order on Tuesday, posting a 31-1 triumph.
Both teams return to work on Thursday — the Eagles (2-0-1, 2-0-1 TRAC) versus Northampton County, and the Trojans (1-1, 1-1 TRAC) against North Edgecombe.
Warriors prosper on the road
Lawrence Academy began the week in fine form on Monday, posting a 7-1 victory over Halifax Academy.
Conner Ferebee earned the mound win for the Warriors (1-0), allowing just one run on three hits while fanning five in as many frames.
Lawrence returned to action on Thursday at Rocky Mount Academy, while Halifax (0-2) travels to Merry Hill on Friday for the conclusion of this year’s home-and-home series with the Warriors.
No problem: Jackets deal visiting Knights
Roanoke Rapids plated five runs in the bottom of the first inning on Tuesday, setting the stage for a 10-0 win over Big East 2A/3A guest Northern Nash.
The Jackets (4-1, 2-1 Big East) travel to Rocky Mount on Thursday, while Northern (1-4, 1-2 Big East) welcomes Nash Central.
Eagles blank Trojans
WARRENTON — Anna Neal went 3 for 3 with a home run and three RBIs on Tuesday to lift Warren County over Southeast Collegiate Prep Academy, 18-0.
The Tar Roanoke 1A stroll moved the Eagles to 3-1 (3-0 TRAC) this season ahead of Thursday’s trip to Northampton County.
Southeast (0-3, 0-3 TRAC) also returns to work on Thursday versus league foe North Edgecombe.
Navy Blues victory-lap at home
WELDON — Charger Pride was in full force on Tuesday, resulting in a 30-0 win over Tar Roanoke 1A guest Northampton County.
Weldon (2-1, 2-1 TRAC) resumes play next week at Wilson Prep, while Northampton (0-1, 0-1 TRAC) hosts Warren County on Thursday.
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