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Apr 22

Lady Trojans blast Knightdale, remain unbeaten in GNRC

Alisha Josey and Haleigh Joyner homer each for second straight game and #2 Garner softball uses 10-run second inning for 15-1 run-rule destruction of Knightdale. Sam Weidner goes the distance for the 17-2 Lady Trojans in their 16th straight win. Josey sac fly scoring Kira Jackson opens their scoing & Joyner follows with her 3rd big fly of the year for 2-1 lead they would not relinquish. Josey blasts her 7th, a 2-run shot, in the 2nd when the good guys send 13 batters to the plate. Sydney Jones & Jackson RBI doubles, with Libby Bynum, Joyner and Kari Sutton all scoring on wild pitches.  Joyner torrid hitting continues, just missing another homer with double off the wall in left, scoring on Ashton Harris RBI and completes her night with rip up the middle for 2-RBI. Garner improves to 10-0 in the GNRC headed to showdown with second place W.Johnston Tuesday night 7PM at Trojan Park.

Eric Rodriguez pitches 4 inning, 3-hit start in Garner baseball 7-2 home win over Knightdale. Colin Pippin leads off Garner 1st with double, Tyler Gillespy moves him to third, scores on Wellington Guzman RBI. Noah Gallogly RBI follows for 2-0 lead. After Noah Kieft one-out single in Garner 2nd, Seth Bryan running scores on Pippin hit for 3-0 margin. Noah Giroux lead off triple in the 4th & scores on wild pitch, & Bryan scores again on Tyler Gillespy infield hit for 5-1 Garner lead. Chris Roddenberry relieves Rodriguez. After the Knights are able to load the bases, Roddenberry strikes out the third out to leave three. Gallogly 2nd RBI of the night plates Gillespy & captain Cody Jones deep fly to left scores Guzman for 7-1 Trojan lead after six. The Knights get a run off Gillespy in the final frame to send the Trojan faithful home happy for the night. Trojans improve to 7-3 in the GNRC, host conference leader W.Johnston Tuesday night at Trojan Park.

Garner JV run-rules the Knights for the 2nd time in their 3-win week, 17-0. Alex Bloom 2-RBI triple & RBI single, Joseph Carawan 2-RBI double & RBIS from Dylan Wheeler (2) Malik Stephens, Graham Wilkins, & Nick Ward provide ample offense for Noah Brinkley complete game shutout for the 12-3 JV Trojans.

Garner tennis drops their regular season finale to Fuquay-Varina 6-3. The Trojans are 15-6 overall, 11-3 GNRC:
Singles:
Jared Ingram (G) d. M. DeLange (FV) 2-6, 6-1, 10-8
Jordan Hudson (G) d. E. Dersham (FV) 6-2, 6-1
I. Dersham (FV) d. David Stewart (G) 3-6, 6-3, 10-2
N. Brugler (FV) d. Jason Clifford (G) 1-6, 6-1, 10-4
C. Brugler (FV) d. John Yokley (G) 6-1, 6-0
C. Laviska (FV) d. Spencer Kieft (G) 7-6 (3), 6-0

Doubles:
R. Walzer/I. Dersham (FV) d. Jordan Hudson/David Stewart (G) 8-5
E. Dersham/C. Laviska (FV) d. Jared Ingram/Spencer Kieft (G) 9-7
Jason Clifford/Blake Weatherspoon (G) d. R. Pearson/M. Yeargan (FV) 8-3

Exhibition:
Colton Wood/Dillon Chavez lost 8-4 in doubles
John Faison/Scott Truelove lost 8-6 in doubles
Xavier Marsh/Ian Mason lost 8-1 in doubles