Vikings win, advance in tourney
Zach Elder and Jake Merritt plated three runners apiece on Saturday as Halifax Academy blanked Oakwood, 13-0, in quarterfinal-round play of the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association 1A postseason.
The Vikings now stand 11-8 this spring.
Wade Jenkins also factored in the victory, striking out three over the course of 72 pitches to earn the mound win.
Halifax returns to the diamond today versus high-powered Grace Christian School (19-3), while Oakwood finished the season with a 4-10 mark.
Lady Vikings roll to victory
Halifax Academy began its NCISAA 1A title defense on Friday with a never-in-doubt, 15-0 shellacking of Grace Christian School.
The win moved the Vikings to 14-6 this season, and into a semifinal round matchup today with Pungo Christian Academy (18-1).
Grace wrapped the spring with an 8-10 record.
Eagles win first-round clash
ERWIN — Mariah Bell went 2 for 3 with two RBIs on Thursday to lead Cape Fear Christian Academy past Northeast Academy, 6-0, in first-round play of the NCISAA 1A postseason.
Claire Parker handled matters in the circle for CFCA (16-4), allowing just two hits while striking out 10 batters.
The Eagles, who dropped last spring’s title series in three games, return to work this afternoon versus Lawrence Academy (15-8).
NEA concluded the season with five wins against 10 losses.