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The North Brunswick softball team opened the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 2A state playoffs by beating Fairmont 23-1 in five innings Friday.
North (10-11) scored 11 runs in the fourth inning and finished with 24 hits.
Macey Bordeaux was 4-for-5 with two triples and two RBIs. Meghan Barrett was 3-for-4 with a triple and four RBIs. Preston Ellenberg was 3-for-5 with three doubles and five RBIs. Stacy Fodrie was 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs. Kasey Klutz was 2-for-3 with a triple and five RBIs. Meagan Spivey was 3-for-5. Mackaela Smith was 2-for-5 with two RBIs.
Barrett was the winning pitcher, giving up two hits. She walked one and struck out seven.
North boys win 12-0
The North Brunswick baseball team opened the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 2A state playoffs by beating Croatan in five innings Friday.
North took advantage of four errors. Jacob Shumate was 2-for-2 with a double and three RBIs. Chris Graham was 2-for-3 with two RBIs.
Steven Linkous was 2-for-3 with one RBI. Matt Lowry had two RBIs. Jared Strange had two hits. David Zacek was 1-for-3 with four RBIs.
Zacek was the winning pitcher. He gave up three hits. He walked one and struck out eight.