Trojans Find a Way to Down Central


On a night where the contest was back and fourth and walks and defensive miscues by both sides populated the box score, the Garner Trojans found a way to grind out an 8-6 come from behind victory over Harnett Central to secure second place in the Greater Neuse River Conference.

Garner (15-9, 9-5) trailed 6-5 as they entered the seventh inning and fought their way back to score three runs in the frame. After a lead-off walk to Levin Woodall, he advanced to third on a throwing error and scored on a wild pitch to tie the game. The Trojans then loaded the bases ahead of Skyler Strickland who singled home a pair for the 8-6 Trojan advantage.

Harnettt Central (3-18, 3-11) had a shot to tie the game in their half of the seventh and had the tying run at first base when Vince Jefferies, robbed John Costa of what was a game-winning home run to secure the victory for Brighton Hudson (5-0) and the Trojans.

The Trojans lead the contest 4-1 in the fifth before Harnett Central scored three in the inning to tie the game. Central then went ahead 6-5 in the sixth inning.

Garner will return home on Friday night to open the State Playoffs when they host Greenville Rose at Trojan Park. The time for first pitch has not been announced.

**The JV team fell to Harnett Central 4-1 to close their season**

Softball Secures Championship

The Varsity softball team had little trouble deposing of Harnett Central on the road Monday night to capture the Greater Neuse River Conference Championship, again.

Garner will be the number one seed when they begin the State Playoffs on Friday night at home against the Wildcats from Wilmington New Hanover. The time for first pitch has not yet been scheduled.