Havelock gets first victory of season in league opener

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Havelock's Kennedy Campbell slides safely into third base, beating the tag of White Oak's Olivia Fonville on Friday at Havelock High. The Rams won the game 7-3.

Ken Buday/Havelock News
Published: Friday, March 21, 2014 at 09:02 PM.

The Havelock High softball team picked a good time to get its first victory of the season.

The Rams scored five runs in the first inning, beating White Oak 7-3 in the Coastal 3A Conference opener for both teams Friday at Havelock High.

“We got that monkey off our back,” Havelock coach Anna Spear said.

Laneisha Nolan started the Havelock first inning with a walk, stole second and scored on Alyssa Crowe’s single to left. Brianna Bushman and Taylor Forehand followed with singles, loading the bases. One run scored on an error, and then Megan Brogdan laced a single just inside the third base line, scoring two more runs. The fifth run came home on Alexis Washenko’s groundout.

“We did a lot of work with our sticks in the past week, and we showed improvement,” Spear said. “We still had some letdowns. We have got to have an urgency to dominate. We have to be a team that wants to dominate.”

White Oak (2-5, 0-1) got a run back in the third when Houston Etscheidt singled and scored on Olivia Fonville’s single, cutting the gap to 5-1.

The Rams (1-3, 1-0) answered in their half of the third when Kennedy Campbell reached second on an error and scored on Brogdan’s single for a 6-1 advantage.

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