Trojans Fall to Rose; Season Ends


Greenville Rose scored six runs in their first two at bats on Friday night and never looked back as the Rampants advanced to the second round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 4-A Playoffs with a 9-2 win over Garner at Trojan Park on Friday night.

Rose (19-5) led by a pair of runs as they came to the plate in the second and added to their lead against Trojan right Tyler Marshburn (L, 3-5). After the first two reached for Rose, Chris Hall and Gray Dixon delivered back-to-back RBI singles and after a sacrifice fly later in the frame, Rose led 6-0.

Garner (15-10) trailed 7-0 before they scored their only two runs of the game in the fourth.With two outs, Carrington Austin and Vince Jefferies both reached ahead of Skyler Strickland who singled to bring home Austin and on a throwing error, Jefferies also scored to make it 7-2.

That would be as close as the Trojans would get as Rose scored single runs in the fifth and seventh to go up 9-2. Which proved to be more than enough for Rampant pitcher Jarrett Ozmick who worked a complete game scattering four hits allowing just two runs while walking four and striking out seven.

The Trojan Family would like to say thank you to the class of 2012 for making this such a special season.

Softball Moves On

Garner and New Hanover had a classic battle on Friday night at Trojan Field, but in the end, it was the Trojans who had the last swings and moved on in the 4-A Softball playoffs.

With the game tied at three in eighth, Amber Kirkland came to the dish and launched a home run to put the Lady Trojans ahead for good as Lauren Marbery finished off the Wildcats for the 4-3 Garner victory.

Garner will be back at home on Tuesday night in the playoffs against a opponent that is TBA.