Trojans bounce back with win over Bengals


Garner got a solid outing from Trey Thompson on Wednesday night as they bounced back from their loss the night before with a 4-1 non-conference victory over Fuquay-Varina at Bengal Park.

Fuquay (6-4) jumped on the board in the first inning as DJ Burt singled and stole second and third before coming home on a groundout and after one, the Bengals led by a single tally.

Garner (8-4) answered back in the third inning to knot the score as Carrington Austin doubled home Vince Jefferies to make it 1-1.

The Trojans then took the lead for good in the fourth inning with three runs off Bengal pitching. Taylor Stephens brought home Skyler Strickland with a sacrifice fly and Jefferies followed two batters later with his first home run of the season, a two-run shot over the wall in right to make it 4-1.

Fuquay had their best chance to get back in the game in the fifth inning against Thompson (W, 1-2) as they loaded the bases with just one out but the Trojan righty got back to back strikeouts to end the inning to preserve the lead.

Thompson pitched the sixth and came out for the seventh, but after a lead off walk, Alec Hulmes (S, 2) came on to get the final three outs for the three run victory for the Trojans.

Garner will return to action on April 5th when they begin their Spring Break Tournament at Panther Creek High School, first pitch is slate for 4:00.

Also, tomorrow's game against SE Raleigh has been postponed.

**The JV team earned a 5-5 tie with Fuquay on Thursday afternoon. They return to action after Spring Break**

Softball Earns Victory

The Varsity Softball team earned their second win of the week defeating Fuquay-Varina 4-2 on Thursday afternoon.

Garner scored all four of their runs in the third inning as Maddy Stewart doubled home a run while Amber Kirkland singled to plate a pair and Alyssa D'Arco scored on a fielder's choice for the Trojan offense.

Lauren Marbry fanned nine Bengal batters on the evening to earn the win in the 4-2 win in the circle for the Lady Trojans.

Garner returns to action tomorrow afternoon at 4:00 when they travel to SE Raleigh to battle the Bulldogs.

Frozen Custard is the perfect after game snack!