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AHOSKIE – Currituck County ran its unbeaten conference streak to eight games here Friday night with a 13-2 baseball win over Hertford County in Northeastern Coastal Conference action.

Trailing 4-0 headed to the bottom of the fourth, Hertford County had a walk issued to Evan Lassiter and a single by Edward Bradley to get two runners aboard with no outs, but three straight strikeouts by Currituck’s Derek Whitehurst ended the threat.

Hertford County’s Tyrek Beverly (right) slides safely into second base in a baseball game earlier this month. Beverly scored a run Friday night but Currituck topped the Bears 13-2. | William Anthony Photography

The Knights added five more runs in the top of the fifth to lead 9-0 before the Bears scored their only runs of the game. Parker Bradley singled to left field, Tyrek Beverly walked, and Alden Lassiter reached on a fielder’s choice with Bradley out at third. Beverly then scored on Evan Lassiter’s RBI single to left and Alden Lassiter scored on Edward Bradley’s RBI single to center. That made it 9-2 after five.

Currituck got two in the top of the sixth and another pair in the top of the seventh to make it 13-2. In the bottom of the seventh, Cameron Lassiter got a two-out single to right but a fly-ball out ended the game.

Hertford County had seven hits, two each by Evan Lassiter and Edward Bradley while Parker Bradley, Cameron Lassiter, and Trent Munford had one hit apiece.

Munford went four innings and took the loss giving up four runs with four hits while walking three and striking out three. Trevor Lee and Parker Bradley also pitched.

The Bears are now 7-13 overall and 4-4 in conference. They will host rival, Bertie, at home tonight (Tues.) at 7 p.m.