Northeast one-hits Albemarle

Published 12:00 am Friday, April 27, 2007

LASKER – Three pitchers took the mound for Northeast Academy and combined for a one-hitter as the Eagles took an 11-1 win over Albemarle.

Jeff White pitched the first two innings for the Eagles, striking out three of the nine batters he faced.

Junior Parker Brown came in to relieve White at the top of the third.

Brown faced seven batters, striking out two.

Jeremy Parker came in from left field to relieve Brown in the final inning, striking out one and allowing one hit.

Albemarle’s Chase Carsey scored for the Colts in the top of the first to give the visitors a one-run advantage.

When the Eagles came to the plate they batted through the lineup to take a 9-0 lead.

Six batters were walked and Albemarle committed two errors, one that lead to an Eagle run.

Northeast added another run in the third when senior Cole Vinson plated.

Jay Duncan hit a home run to start the fourth inning for the final Eagles score.

The Colts tried to stay in the game in the fifth.

With one out, Vince Sims hit to right field.

The next batter struck out and Eagles catcher Jay Duncan threw the ball to Brown at first base in an effort to get Sims out. The ball went into right field and was fielded by James Sykes, who connected with Vinson to get Sims out at second.

The Eagles traveled to Roanoke Rapids to play Gaston Prep on Friday and will finish out the regular season at Hobgood Academy on Monday.