Harnett Central hosted Cleveland for a baseball scrimmage on Wednesday afternoon.
The nonconference opponents played eight innings with the Rams outscoring the Trojans, 9-2.
Central is scheduled to open its season at home against West Johnston on Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m.
The Trojans were 8-13 overall and 7-7 in the Greater Neuse River 4-A Conference. With realignment, Central is competing in the Tri-County Six 3-A Conference this season.