Baseball downs East Wake to win fourth in a row on Senior Night


Garner used a four-run first inning aided by an Alec Hulmes two-run homer along with great starting pitching from Will Norris as they held on to defeat East Wake 4-3 on Friday night at Trojan Park.

In the bottom of the first, Garner (11-11, 8-5) scored all four of their runs in the first inning. After the two run home run by Hulmes (his fifth of the season), Brett Walters and Norris walked ahead of Colin Perry. The Senior picked up his first hit of the year by lacing a line drive to left to plate two and give the Trojans a 4-0 lead after one.

East Wake (13-8, 9-5) picked up an unearned run against Norris (W, 6-3) in the third when Taylor Griswold doubled to score Christian Neal.

The Trojans threatened again in the sixth as Riley Gallaher doubled to begin the inning but was "thrown out" trying to steal third. However, Perry walked and advanced to third but was stranded there.

In the seventh, Norris struck out the first two hitters, but walked the next two, then gave up a single to load the bases before giving up a walk to cut the lead in half. That walk would end the Seniors night on the mound as Hulmes came on to try and close the book.

Hulmes (S, 2) walked the first man he faced which forced home another run and made it 4-3. Wes Luck was the final home for the Warriors and on an 0-2 pitch, Luck bounced into a fielder's choice and give the Trojans a Senior Night win.

Garner will close the regular season on Monday night when they travel to Harnett Central to face the other set of Trojans. First pitch is set for 7:00.

**JV Baseball picked up a 5-4 win in their last at bat against East Wake on Friday. They are at Harnett Central on Monday at 4:00**

Softball Honors Seniors with beatdown of East Wake

The Lady Trojans honored the four seniors on their squad, Mary-Scott Powell, Anna Burton, Raven Smith, and Ashley Carroll on Friday night as they defeated East Wake 10-0 in five innings.

Garner got to the Warriors early and often as they completed the season sweep of East Wake and will wrap up the regular season on Monday when they travel to Harnett Central on Monday night at 7:00.