Baseball falls to Clayton


It was a night full of offense at Trojan Park on Tuesday night. Unfortunately for Garner, they didn't have enough offense to combat the Clayton attack as they fell to the Comets 14-6.

Clayton (12-6, 5-4) opened up the game with a four spot in the opening inning off Trojan starter Tyler Marshburn (L, 3-3) and after another run in the second, the Comets held a 5-0 lead.

Garner (10-7, 5-2) came storming back in the second with five runs off Comet right-hander Evan Phillips. The big hits of the inning were a two-run double from Jake Faucette and RBI singles from Aquail Sanders and Taylor Stephens as the Trojans knotted the score at five after two.

The men of Troy then took a one-run advantage in the third when Vince Jefferies walked and scored on three consecutive wild pitches.

Clayton would once again find their offensive mojo in the fifth as they exploded for five runs and later added four more in the seventh to pull away and earn the 14-6 victory.

Garner returns to action on Thursday night at 7:00 when they travel to East Wake to battle the Warriors.

**JV Baseball fell to Clayton 7-2 on Tuesday afternoon. They are back in action on Thursday at 4:00 when they play at East Wake*

Softball Picks up Huge Win

Garner entered their game with Clayton on Tuesday night in a three way tie for first place among themselves, the Comets and West Johnston. The lady Trojans found a way to set themselves in great position with a 2-1 victory over Clayton.

The Lady Trojans took a 2-0 lead in the second inning when Courtney Weathersbee drove home Amber Kirkland and Kelsey Bryan. Clayton came back and narrowed the margin to one with a single scratch in the third.

However, that would be as close as the Comets got as Lauren Marbrey settled in to preserve the one-run, 2-1 victory for Garner.

The Lady Trojans return to action on Thursday night at 7:00 when they travel to East Wake. The JV team will play before at 5:00.

Lacrosse Falls

Coach Barnes and her lacrosse squad fell to Wakefield on Tuesday night, 13-4. Justin Clark paced the Trojans scoring three of their four goals, Cody Byrns records the fourth Trojan goal.

Soccer ties E.Wake 1-1