Havelock beats Greene Central 8-4
Havelock salvaged its final game of the Pitt County Easter Tournament, beating Greene Central 8-4 on Monday.
The Rams went 1-4 over a five-game stretch surrounding the Easter weekend.
Havelock 8, Greene Central 4
The Rams scored a run in the sixth and three more in the seventh to break a 4-4 game in beating Greene Central.
Junior Renwick went 3-for-5 at the plate and drove in four runs to lead Havelock at the plate. Alex Verduzco was also 3-for-5 with an RBI, while Zach Sabdo was 2-for-4 with an RBI. Travis Kosner was also 2-for-4. Daniel Strong, Tanner Murray and Sam Callaway also had hits for Havelock.
Callaway got the victory on the mound for Havelock, striking out four in 3 2/3 innings. He surrendered five hits but no earned runs. Rayce Harrelson struck out three in 3 1/3 innings.
Riverside 2, Havelock 1
The Rams outhit Riverside 7-3 but didn’t win on the scoreboard, as the Knights scored a run in the bottom of the eighth inning with two outs to get the victory.
Verduzco was 1-for-4 with an RBI. Callaway was 2-for-3 and Renwick was 2-for-4. Kosner and Don Ketcham had Havelock’s other hits.
Renwick struck out six in seven innings of work on the mound.
Amelia County 11, Havelock 5
The Raiders jumped out to a 7-1 lead, and the Rams were unable to recover.
Kosner and Renwick each went 2-for-3 with an RBI, while Murray was 1-for-3 with an RBI. Porter Church was 2-for-4, as was Griffin Mentink.
West Carteret 11, Havelock 1
The Patriots scored eight runs in the first three innings and cruised to victory in a five-inning game.
Harrelson was 1-for-2 with an RBI, while Renwick was 2-for-3. Verduzco and Church had Havelock’s other hits in the game.
Christian Garner was 2-for-2 with three RBIs to lead West Carteret.
New Bern 13, Havelock 0
The Bears scored seven runs in the first inning in cruising to the five-inning victory.
Havelock’s lone hit came off the bat of Verduzco.
Havelock committed an error on a fly ball on New Bern’s leadoff hitter and never recovered.
“It definitely was a picture of how the game went, it was ugly,” Havelock coach Matt James said.
“We don’t secure that fly ball and we just can’t afford to give any team any amount of help because we struggle to score runs.”
New Bern’s Zach Long got the victory on the mound. Davis Ballentine hit a three-run home run as part of the seven-run first inning.
Havelock (5-16) is next scheduled to play at Richlands on Tuesday.