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The North Brunswick baseball team got off to a rousing start in Waccamaw 1A/2A Conference play, beating South Columbus 9-5 last Thursday at Leland.
The win was the second in a row for the Scorpions, who had their game with West Brunswick rained out last Friday. The county schools will play the makeup game at North Brunswick March 26.
“South Columbus was picked to win our league, so I’m very proud of our boys,” North Brunswick coach Randy Fennell said. “It’s a big win for us. We played well and I’d say we’ve progressed real well since the first game.”
Josh Hamilton and Blake Norris combined to allow the Stallions four hits. Hamilton went the first four innings, giving up two hits and four runs (two earned) while striking out seven and walking two. Norris got the save with two innings of two-hit relief. He struck out four.
The Scorpions broke open the game with a seven-run third inning. Randy Rabon drove in two runs.
D.J. Graham, Dakota Irwin and Norris each had two hits.
The Scorpions travel to East Columbus Wednesday and host Whiteville Friday in Waccamaw Conference games.
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Shawn Sanders won four events in leading the North Brunswick Scorpions to victory in a six-team track meet at Leland last Thursday.
The Scorpions scored 280 points to 96 for runner-up South Brunswick. Trask and Whiteville tied for third at 55 points, followed by South Columbus with 28 and East Columbus with 18 .
Sanders won the triple jump (41 feet, 5 inches), high jump (6 feet, 4 inches), 110 hurdles (15.44 and 300 hurdles (42.63).
Joshua Balloon took firsts in the shot put (49 feet, 11 inches) and discus (140 feet, 6 inches) and the Scorpions won three of the four relay events.
Other winners for the Scorpions were Jerry Davis in the 100 (11.44, Jesse Riley in the 200 (22.75, Kavon Sutton in the 400 (53.89), Rashaad Nelson in the 800 (2:18), C.j. Holliday in the long jump (19 feet, 11 inches) and Bobbie Howard in the pole vault (13 feet).
Josh Higgins was a double-winner for South Brunswick, winning the 1,600 meters (5:12) and 3,200 meters (11:51).
In a boys meet at Topsail last Tuesday, the Scorpions came in third in the five-team meet.
White Oak was the winner with 141 points, followed by Jacksonville with 92, North Brunswick with 81, Topsail with 38 and Dixon with 17.
Individual winners for the Scorpions were Ryan Moeller in the 800 in 2:14 and Tony Wright in the 1,600 in 5:13. North Brusnwick also won the 3,200 relay.
Sanders finished second in both hurdles.
North Brunswick hosts Topsail and East Columbus on Tuesday and is at Trask Thursday.
March 6: North Brunswick 280, South Brunswick 96, Trask 55, Whiteville 55, South Columbus 28, East Columbus 18 1/2
100: Davis (NB) 11.44. 200: Riley (NB) 22.75. 400: Sutton (NB) 53.89. 800: Nelson (NB) 2:18. 1,600: Higgens (SB) 5:12. 3,200: Higgens (SB) 11:51. Shot Put: Balloon (NB) 49'11. Discus: Balloon (NB) 140'6. Long Jump: Holiday (NB) 19'11. Triple Jump: Sanders (NB) 41'5. High Jump: Sanders (NB) 6'4. Pole Vault: Howard (NB) 13'0. 110 Hurdles: Sanders (NB) 15.44. 300 Hurdles: Sanders (NB) 42.63. 400 relay: Whiteville 45.95. 800 relay: North Brunswick 1:37.7. 1,600 relay: North Brunswick 3:46. 3,200 relay: North Brunswick 9:52.
March 4: White Oak 141, Jacksonville 92, North Brunswick 82, Topsail 38, Dixon 17
100: Williams (WO) 10.3. 200: Williams (WO) 21.9. 400: Holt (WO) 51.35. 800: Moeller (NB) 2:14. 1,600: Wright (NB) 5:13. 3,200: Triaglo (WO) 11:40. Shot put: Johnson (T) 45’9”. Discus: Marm (J) 134’1”. Long jump: Johnson (J) 20”5”. Triple jump: Johnson (J) 41’. 400 relay: White Oak 45.82. 800 relay: White Oak 1:31.0. 1,600 relay: White Oak 3:46. 3,200 relay: North Brunswick 8:57.
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Sheniqua Harrison pitched a complete game shutout as the Lady Scorpions won their third consecutive game, opening Waccamaw 1A/2A Conference play with an 8-0 victory against visiting South Columbus Last Thursday.
Asheley Robbins highlighted a six-run fifth inning with a solo inside-the-park home run.
North Brunswick (3-0) was scheduled to play at East Columbus Wednesday and host Whiteville on Friday.
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