Nighthawks spoil Brandon Warren Night
AHOSKIE – First Flight played spoiler on a night when Hertford County High honored three-time Northeastern Coastal Conference Player-of-the-Year Brandon Warren by claiming a 13-3 win and completing a season sweep.
First Flight opened the scoring with a run in the top of the first inning and led 1-0 after one complete inning of baseball.
The game remained a pitcher’s duel between the Bears’ Trent Munford and the Nighthawks’ McCoy Davenport.
The ‘Hawks broke the stalemate with five runs in the top of the fourth inning for a 6-0 bulge before the Bears finally struck.
In the bottom of the frame, Edward Bradley doubled down the left field line and scored on Trevor Lee’s RBI single to trail 6-1. First Flight got that run back, and three more, in the top of the fifth to stretch it to a 10-1 advantage, then claimed its final three runs in the top of the sixth.
Hertford County got a final pair in the bottom of that same inning when Kole Liverman singled to centerfield and advanced to third on Evan Lassiter’s double. Both runners scored on Cameron Lassiter’s two-run double, but the threat ended when a runner was thrown out at third base on a wild pitch to end the game.
Munford went three-and-a-third innings and took the loss. Alden Lassiter and Evan Lassiter also pitched in relief.
The Bears struck for five hits: one each by Lee, Liverman, Edward Bradley, Evan Lassiter, and Cameron Lassiter. Braxton Hughes had three of First Flight’s 15 hits and he drove in seven runs.