Havelock falls to Bears, as pitching dominates to start baseball season

Published: Friday, March 1, 2013 at 10:41 AM.

Havelock starting pitcher Aron Rossi threw 3 1/3 innings. He gave up three runs on four hits, striking out six. Chris Toler gave up one run on four hits the rest of the way.

“The first two innings, Rossi was dealing and I thought it was going to be a typical New Bern-Havelock game,” Smith said. “I think he got some pitches up after the third inning and our guys got some balls they could handle.”

Syril Smith had two singles to lead New Bern’s offense. Wynn, Austin King and Gaskins each had a hit.

Havelock pounded out seven hits. Rossi doubled and walked twice. Cameron Carpenter, Austin Coley, Toler, Gibson, Kendal Vickers and Tanner Johnson all singled.

The Rams left seven runners on base.

“We have to get better offensively,” Havelock coach Charlie Smith said. “(New Bern) has some good pitching, but we have to get better offensively. We had some ugly looking at bats.

“The top of the order, we can swing it a little bit. We have to take advantage of every opportunity. We were right in it until the end.” 

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