West Craven shuts down Havelock

Published: Friday, April 12, 2013 at 09:46 AM.

West Craven (5-7, 4-4 Coastal), which moves into fourth place in the Coastal Conference, scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the first.

Freshman Courtney Pierre led off the inning with a walk and advanced to third on a hit by Harris. Senior Rachel Riggs followed with a two-out RBI single, and then Harris eventually scored on a wild pitch.

The Eagles, who stranded eight runners on base and had seven hits, threatened in the second inning. But, with the bases loaded and power hitter Courtney Donnell at the plate, Havelock shortstop Malorie Rowe made an over-the-shoulder catch in the shallow outfield, preventing runners from scoring.

West Craven added an insurance run in the sixth inning when Rendi Wetherington’s sacrifice fly drove home Robin Dail.

“It’s a big game for the program, but it’s a really big win for the kids,” said West Craven coach David Fernandez. “I couldn’t be more proud of them. They’ve done everything we’ve asked of them.

“These girls have come together as a team over the past couple weeks.”

Wetherington led the Eagles’ offense with two hits and an RBI. Dail, Riggs, Harris, Bailey Anderson and Donnell all singled.

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