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Bears grab third

PLYMOUTH – The Hertford County baseball Bears finished third in the Plymouth High School Easter tournament here.

Monday, the Bears defeated Bear Grass 6-2 in the first round of the tournament.

Ryan Matthews led HCHS with three hits. He had a single, double and triple and had two RBIs. Heath Britt was 2-for-4 and had an RBI.

Jamal Lewis had two hits and David Brackett added two doubles.

Michael Burton pitched a complete game in the win. He allowed six hits and struck out six.

In the second round of the tournament, HCHS met fellow Northeastern Coastal Conference member First Flight and suffered an 8-3 loss.

The Nighthawks claimed their third victory over the Bears this season with the win.

HCHS managed only five hits in the contest while Jacob Dunlow suffered the loss in a complete game performance on the mound.

“Jacob pitched well enough for us to win,” Hertford County Head Baseball Coach Chris Towell said. “We just didn’t make the defensive plays behind him.”

In Wednesday’s third round, the Bears knocked off Roanoke 11-6 to claim third place.

Britt led the Bears with three hits and three RBIs while Latrael Ashe had two hits, including a double, and recorded two RBIs.

Burton had two hits and three RBIs while Matthews had four stolen bases.

Matthews tossed the complete game and picked up the victory.

Hertford County improved to 6-11 after the tournament.

They return to league play Tuesday night when Northeastern pays a visit to Ahoskie.