Pitching Performance Propels Trojans to Victory


Garner right-hander Scotty McCreery tossed the third complete game of the season for the Trojan pitching staff on Tuesday night while his offense game him adquate support as the Trojans defeated the Smithfield-Selma Spartans 5-0 at Trojan Park.

The Trojans (12-8, 7-3) jumped on the board first in the the second inning when Aquail Sanders brought Jake Faucette home on a sacrifice fly.

The men of Troy tacked on four more runs in the third inning against Spartan starter Ben Youngblood (L, 7-2). After three straight base hits to begin the frame, Carrington Austin singled in a run while Levin Woodall followed two batters later with a ball the hit off the first base bag and rolled down the right field line scoring two and giving Garner a 5-0 lead.

That proved to be plenty of run support for McCreery (W, 2-0) who allowed just one fly ball out all night while scattering just three hits over his seven innings of work. Additionally, the righty walked just two batters and struck out seven throwing just 107 pitches on the night.

Garner now moves into second place all alone in the Greater Neuse River Conference standings and will hit the road Friday night to battle league leading West Johnston - first pitch is slated for 7:00.

**The JV team picke dup a 7-1 victory over SSS they will travel to West Johnston Friday afternoon at 4:00.**

Softball Smashes Spartans 

Garner made short work of Smithfield-Selma on Tuesday night at Trojan Field defeating the Spartans 12-1 in six innings. The lady Trojans led 2-1 after two but extended their lead  to five runs in the fourth inning as Alyssa D'Arco doubled home a pair and Maddy Stewart also delivered an RBI double.

Leading 7-1 after six, Stewart doubled home two more while Lauren Marbery (who earned the win in the circle for Garner) also contributed a RBI and after six, Garner led 10-1.

Amanda Hulmes ended the game in the sixth with a two-run single for the final 12-1.

Garner will hit the road Friday night when they take on West Johnston with first pitch set for 7:00. The JV team will play before at 5:00

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