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FRIDAY’S PREP ROUNDUP: Rocky Mount High, Sieracki top South Johnston

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Rocky Mount High's Ben Sieracki pitches to Southern Nash on Thursday at Rocky Mount High School.

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Telegram Reports

Friday, March 15, 2019

After losing to South Johnston earlier in the week, Rocky Mount High beat the Trojans on the road on Friday, 4-0, with a complete-game effort by junior pitcher Ben Sieracki leading the way.

Sieracki picked up his second win of the season, striking out seven batters in the shutout. For the season, he’s pitched 17 ⅔ innings and hasn’t allowed an earned run.

Against the Trojans, the Gryphons collected nine hits, including two from Gavin Harrell. Austin Luttrell (2), Victor Ward (1) and Evan Hart (1) knocked in the four runs.

The victory was RMH’s second in a row. The team plays Roanoke Rapids on Monday in a final non-conference tuneup, then begins Big East play on Tuesday at home against Franklinton.

Nash Central 12, Southern Nash 4

The Bulldogs (4-3) won their non-conference rivalry game on Friday on the road against the Firebirds (2-4).

Trey Whitley pitched five innings and got the victory for Nash Central, while Drifton Padgett and Hunter Robinson each added home runs.

West Johnston 5, Northern Nash 3

The Knights dropped a road non-conference game on Friday. The teams were scheduled to play a doubleheader, but the second game didn’t finish.

Northern Nash (2-3) held a lead after three innings in the opener when it scored two runs in the third. But the Knights allowed a five-run fourth inning to the Wildcats (6-1). The Knights manage to push across one run in the fifth, but that was all they would get.

Softball

Wayne Christian 11, Faith Christian 7

The Patriots lost a home non-conference game on Friday after allowing a grand slam and six runs in the second inning.

FCS (2-1) was playing its second game in as many days.

For the Patriots, who collected six hits overall, Christa Baines went 2-for-3 with a home run, her second of the season.

FCS chipped away at the early deficit but ended the game with runners on first and third. Emma Cate Griffin started the game for the Patriots, who are next in action on March 19 against North East Carolina Prep.

Southside 14, Tarboro 0

The Vikings (4-2) lost a home non-conference game on Friday.

Tarboro won the first four games of the season, before losing the past two. The Vikings play next on Tuesday when they host Jones Senior.

NOTE: The Northern Nash softball and Faith Christian baseball games were canceled due to the threat of rain.

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