The Dark Horses took to the road on Tuesday facing North Duplin and Spring Creek in tennis, soccer and baseball. The tennis and soccer teams found success winning 5-4 and 8-0, baseball was unlucky going down 9-3.
The Horses tennis team continues to keep things rolling, the win over the Rebels keeping them undefeated on the season. Although, they didn’t get the complete sweep this go around.
Clinton squeaked by this time, claiming the win by only one thanks to there overall solid showing in single play where they got five wins out of six games. Playing at the Mount Olive University Tennis Complex, the Horses had some new faces take to the court for them. Those five wins came from Reed Bass, Sam Holloman, Justin Pike, Alex Czarkowski and Nick Hamilton.
The Rebels were strong in double play where they got their four wins, it was to late to make a difference as that accounted to the final score of 5-4.
Clinton now sitting at 4-0 on the season will take on Goldsboro for the first place in the conference on Wednesday.
Women’s soccer has found a little stride of their own specially since conference has started. They reached 4-0 in conference play after smoking the Gators Tuesday night on their home field.
Not much needs to be said about their performance, they completely out paced Spring Creek setting themselves up with victory by the end of the first half. With the Gator being unable to slow them down they found the net six time. Equally impressive was their defense that didn’t allow the home team a point, the score at halftime 6-0.
The second half was more of the same though the Lady Horses didn’t get six more goals. With more clean offense they put up two more giving them their eight, the defense keeping the home team from scoring.
Taylor Spell was unstoppable getting four of their eight goals, she also had an assist. Jessica Parker and Kayla Yang had the remain four with two apiece. One of Parker’s goals coming off a penalty kick, Yang also had two assists. The remaining five assists came from Ashlyn Williams.
Edye Carr had an easy day having only one save for the one shot on goal attempt the Gators had all game.
This win brings them to 7-4-1 overall and spotless in the conference at 4-0, they continue conference matches on Wednesday traveling to Wallace.
The baseball team wasn’t as fortunate on the road against Spring Creek as their soccer team was, going down by six.
The game was pretty even as it stayed tied 0-0 through the first two and half innings. Things went sour for the Horses in the bottom of the third when the Gators offense erupted. Getting five runs before being stopped they went up 5-0 but Clinton wasn’t done coming alive in the fourth.
The top of the fourth inning is when the Horse found some life of their own cutting the lead to two after getting three runs. Spring Creek came up empty at their turn to bat, the game went to 5-3 with four innings concluded.
That would be the last of the scoring done by the Dark Horses as the home team capped of their win with four more runs. One came at the bottom of the fifth and the remaining three at the bottom of the sixth.
Carson Ellis, Ashton Tyndall, Zack Parker, Charles Jordan, Skyler Cannady and Trey Warren each had one hit. Jordan, Cannady and Logan Spell each recorded an RBI.
The loss brings them to 6-3 on the season as they suffer their first conference loss bringing them to 3-1. They face the Bulldogs of Wallace when they hit the road again on Wednesday for more conference action.
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