HCHS suffers setback

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, March 19, 2008

AHOSKIE – Northeastern High School plated five runs in the first inning and went on to defeat Hertford County High School 13-1 here Tuesday.

The baseball Eagles won their second consecutive game against an opponent in the Roanoke-Chowan region after beating Bertie Friday night.

Northeastern opened the scoring with five runs in the top of the first to take a lead from which they would never look back.

In the bottom of the same stanza, Richard Burns singled with one out. Edward Joyner then reached on an error before both runners advanced on a groundout. A strikeout ended the threat, however.

Northeastern added four runs in the top of the second to pull away to a 9-0 lead.

Hertford County scored their only run in the bottom of the third inning.

With one out, Travis Ellis was hit by a pitch. Burns then singled to center. Ellis came around to score when Brandon Warren singled to left. Burns and Warren advanced on the throw home, giving HCHS runners at second and third.

A fly out ended the inning with Northeastern leading 9-1.

The Eagles added three runs in the fourth frame and another in the fifth.

The Bears went down in order in the bottom of the fifth to end the game.

HCHS managed just three hits for the evening. Burns was 2-for-2 while Warren checked in at 1-for-2.

The Bears used three different pitchers. Warren tossed three innings while Ellis and Joyner each threw one inning.

The Bears dropped to 1-5 overall and 0-3 in the Northeastern Coastal Conference.