Trojans Fall to Wildcats

West Johnston broke a two-all tie with a three-run sixth inning to increase their lead in the Greater Neuse River Conference as they defeated the Garner Trojans 5-2 in Benson on Friday night.

The Wildcats (15-3, 9-2) broke the tie on a one out double from Tripp Atkinson followed three hitters later by Trey Lee who singled in the final run of the inning off Trojan starter Tyler Marshburn (L, 3-4) as West took the 5-2 lead.

Garner (12-9, 7-4) took the lead in the second inning when Skyler Strickland scored on a Alec Hulmes hit to the outfield to make it 2-1 Trojans. However, the Wildcats tied the score in the fourth when Adam Morris stole third and came in to score on a throwing error on the Trojan catcher, Carrington Austin.

The Trojans return to action on Tuesday night at 7:00 when they host Knightdale at Trojan Park.

**The JV Baseball team downed West Johnston 4-2 on Friday night. They will also host Knightdale on Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 at Trojan Park.**

Softball Comes up with HUGE Win

Coach Barbour and his Lady Trojans didn't have a whole lot of offense on Friday night at West Johnston, but they had enough as they edged the Wildcats 1-0 to sweep the season series with the 'Cats.

Still scoreless in the fourth, Amber Kirkland drove a fly ball into the outfield which plated Cheyenne Champion and gave Garner a 1-0 lead.

That was plenty of run support for Lauren Marbery who also got some great defense behind her as Shea Barbour made a diving grab in the outfield to rob the Wildcats of extra bases and keep the game in the favor of the lady Trojans.

West tried to push across a run in the seventh but Courtney Barbour gunned down the runner trying to steal second and give the Trojans the 1-0 victory.

Garner returns home on Tuesday night at 7:00 when they welcome Knightdale to Trojan Field. The JV team (who lost to West 11-1) will also take on Knightdale at 5:00