Prep Roundup: Eagles upend Yellow Jackets

Apr. 25, 2014 @ 07:42 PM

Warren County picked up an important 2-A Northern Carolina Conference baseball win Thursday, outlasting Roanoke Rapids 5-2.

Hayden Sullivan tossed a complete game for the Eagles, allowing four hits and striking out six.

Warren County improved to 5-3 in league play and 7-6 overall while the Yellow Jackets fell to 6-2 in the conference standings.

Bunn sits atop the league with a mark of 8-1 and South Granville has two losses along with Roanoke Rapids. That puts the Eagles in fourth, two games ahead of N.C. School of Science and Math.

With two outs Thursday, Warren County’s Pete Johnson scored two runs on a double in the fifth inning and Brandon Pulley (2-for-3) brought in another run on a single.

Darian Sellers drove in two more on a two-out single in the top of the seventh inning to extend the Eagles’ lead.

“We finally hit together and got a few runs,” said Eagles’ head coach Randy Martin. “The boys came through with some big hits.”

Warren County visits league-leading Bunn on Tuesday and hosts Roanoke Rapids Friday.

Spartans score soccer sweep

Bryles Cutts scored three goals to lead Kerr-Vance to a 4-2 win at Faith Christian Thursday in varsity soccer.

Nicole Dunkley added the other goal for KVA on an assist from Rachel Ross.

Cutts’ second goal was assisted by Cassidy Tucker and Ross added the assist on the third to complete the Spartan senior’s hat trick.

KVA’s junior varsity squad won 3-0 with two goals from Dunkley and another by Riley Short.

Short, Dunkley and Emma Hogge each had assists.