South Johnston hosts Cleveland in baseball and softball on Senior Night for the Trojans tonight.
In baseball, South’s seniors include Carter Beal, Kyle Raulerson, Dalton Benson, Clay Milburn, Dylan Honeycutt, Zachary McLamb, Javier Amezquito, Drew Moore, Jay McKenzie and Grant Millay.
The Trojans got a complete game from Millay in an 8-3 win at Cleveland on Tuesday night that was highlighted by a five-run second inning. That win put South at 12-9 overall and 5-4 in the Greater Neuse 3-A Conference.
Millay, who has signed with Charleston Southern, allowed just three hits. Raulerson went 3-for-3 with a double and a walk. Jackson Raynor went 3-for-5. Millay had two hits. Moore was 2-for-3 with two walks.
“We played solid defense,” said South coach Aaron Parnell. “It was a game we needed to win to set ourselves up to be playing for something tonight.”
The Trojans are part of a four-team tie for second in the conference standings with the Rams, East Wake and West Johnston.
West hosts league-leading Clayton (6-3 GN) tonight and East Wake, which has a pair of wins over South, travels to Smithfield-Selma.
In softball, South’s seniors include Kelly Dorman, Courtney Garris, Mackenzie Honeycutt and Koler Ellis.
Cleveland scored a run in the bottom of the sixth on Tuesday night to top the visiting Trojans 2-1. The Rams are 14-2 overall and 9-0 in the Greater Neuse.
South’s softball team is 11-7 on the season and 6-3 in league play.
The state playoffs in baseball and softball are scheduled to start on Wednesday, May 9.
“Our focus now is to win the last game we play, whenever that comes,” Parnell said.