The visiting Coats-Erwin Middle School baseball team defeated two-time defending conference champion Western Harnett, 6-4, on Monday afternoon, Western’s first loss since the 2016 season.
Dillon Faircloth was the winning pitcher, going six and two-thirds innings and allowing three hits while striking out nine. Hayden Pope got the final out on a strikeout to earn the save.
The Falcons (2-0) took advantage of eight walks and three hit batters. Hitting safely were Dillon Faircloth and Jamari Thompson. Scoring for Coats-Erwin were Hunter Thompson, Jalen Evans (two runs), Jacob Hartman, Nathan Barefoot, and Riley Colville.
Western fell to 1-1.
C-E softball wins
Coats-Erwin took a 10-9 win in softball.
Kimah Warren had two hits, including a home run for the Falcons.
Tristan Ennis had one hit and scored two runs for Coats-Erwin. Gracie Byrd had one hit and scored two runs. Ava Blackman had a double and scored a run. Madison Howlett had two hits and scored a run.
Caylon Avery and Zeah Ennis each had a hit and scored a run. Jaliyah McDougald had one hit. Marley Colville scored a run.
The Falcons host Overhills on Wednesday.