WHITEVILLE — A late goal lifted East Bladen to a 2-1 Three Rivers Conference win over Whiteville and kept their season record unblemished.
The Lady Eagles got on the board first when Ashton Magby took a feed from Hannah Devane and drilled the ball to the back of the net just moments into the match.
The Lady Wolfpack knotted the match late in the first half and the two teams went into halftime tied at 1-1.
Neither team could get the go-ahead goal through a majority of the second half, but things changed with about 5 minutes to play. Gracyn Martin got pulled down in the box and East Bladen was awarded a penalty kick — Kenia Medina calmly booted the ball home to give the Lady Eagles the edge.
Whiteville pestered the East Bladen defense, but were thwarted every time.
The Lady Eagles are now 14-0 overall and 11-0 in the conference. They will travel to Cerro Gordo on Friday to face West Columbus at 4 p.m.
Lady Knights nipped
in softball, 7-6
West Columbus used a three-run, seventh-inning rally to knock off visiting West Bladen, 7-6, in a Three Rivers Conference game in Cerro Gordo.
The Lady Vikings took a 2-0 edge in the first inning, but the Lady Knights put five runs on the board in the second inning behind a bases-loaded error, two-run double by Alara Cashwell, and an RBI single by Brittney Landreth for a 5-2 lead.
West Bladen tacked on a run in the fifth on a fielder’s choice RBI by Alyssa Suggs.
But the Lady Vikings scored twice in the bottom of the fifth to pull within 6-4.
After a scoreless sixth, West Columbus began its late-game rally — using an error, triple, infield hit, walk, single and sacrifice fly to earn the win.
The Lady Knights will host St. Pauls in a conference game Friday at 6 p.m.
Knights fall 3-0
in baseball tilt
In Cerro Gordo on Wednesday, hits came at a premium but errors cost West Bladen as West Columbus took a 3-0 Three Rivers Conference win.
A pair of errors led to a pair of Vikings runs in the first inning, then another error in the sixth gave West Columbus its third and final run.
Logan West took the tough loss on the bump for the Knights, giving up five hits, three walks and striking out six in 5.2 innings of work.
Kaleb Heup was 2-for-3 at the plate for West Bladen, while West had a double.
West Bladen will host St. Pauls in a conference game at 7 p.m. on Friday.