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Perquimans baseball defeats Hertford County

High School Roundup

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Perquimans' Braden Jordan

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From staff reports

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Perquimans’ baseball team picked up their first win of the season in dominant fashion, defeating Hertford County 9-2 on the road Monday night.

The Pirates were led by junior Jacob Godfrey, who went 2-of-4 at the plate with a double, driving in a team-high three runs as well as scoring two runs.

Tyler Futrell also went 2-for-4 at the plate with one run scored and one run batted in.

Eight different players scored at least one run for Perquimans (1-1), while five Pirates recorded an RBI.

Braden Jordan and Devin Mathis led the Pirates to the win on the mound, both throwing three strong innings.

Jordan finished the game with seven strikeouts and no hits, surrendering just one walk and one unearned run.

Mathis struck out four over his three innings on the mound, allowing one run on two hits.

As a team, the Pirates struck out 13 Bears’ batters, allowing two runs on two hits and two walks.

Perquimans returns to action Thursday as they travel to Williamston to face Riverside at 5 p.m.

Bear Grass Charter 20, Pasquotank 0: The Panthers were held to just one hit and fell 20-0 at home against Bear Grass Charter on Monday for their third-straight loss.

Pasquotank (0-1) struggled to slow down the Bears’ strong offensive attack, while struggling to get their offense started, as Jason Stallings recorded the Panthers’ only hit of the game.

Pasquotank sent four pitchers to the mound in the loss, as the four combined to surrender 20 runs on 15 hits, 10 walks and three hit batters.

Brandon Hoffman had the longest outing for the Panthers on the mound, going 2 2/3 innings with eight runs allowed on eight hits and striking out one.

Pasquotank travels to Camden (1-0) today at 5 p.m. in a rematch of both team’s season-opener, which the Bruins won 12-2.

SOFTBALL

Perquimans 15, Hertford County 0: The Lady Pirates remained undefeated on the early season with a dominant 15-0 win over Hertford County in four innings on the road Monday.

Perquimans (2-0) opened the game with two runs in the top of the first, added four in the second and broke the game open with eight runs in the third inning.

Kayle Knapp led the way for the Lady Pirates at the plate, going 4-for-4 with four runs batted in and three runs scored.

Megan Denson went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and two RBIs for Perquimans.

Summer Christian also scored three runs for the Lady Pirates, as eight players scored at least one run and six had at least one RBI.

Faith Christian and Kaitlyn Christian both had strong performances on the mound for Perquimans, combining to pitch a no-hitter.

Both pitchers went two innings on the mound with four strikeouts apiece, allowing a combined two walks and no hits.

Perquimans hosts Plymouth on Friday at 5 p.m.

BOYS TENNIS

John A. Holmes 6, First Flight 3: The Aces defeated First Flight 6-3 on the road in their boys tennis match Monday evening.

Edenton (1-1) hosts Northeastern today at 4 p.m., after their match scheduled for Tuesday was postponed for rain in the area.

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