South takes diamond wins over visiting C.B. Aycock

by | Mar 19, 2023 | South Johnston

Will Johnson slides home with the game-winning run for South Johnston.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

South Johnston took Quad County 3-A Conference wins in varsity baseball and softball over visiting C.B. Aycock on Friday night.

The Trojans prevailed, 10-0, in softball and rallied for a 6-5 victory in eight innings in baseball.

CBA defeated South, 9-0, in varsity girls soccer.


The Trojans were in a 4-2 hole after junior Cameron Aycock, who has committed to East Carolina, hit a 3-run homer in the top of the second.

South came back with two runs in the fifth and one in the sixth to tie the score at 5.

Will Johnson started the bottom of the eighth with a single, Nick Jackson singled and Evan Barefoot walked to load the bases. Trojans starting pitcher, freshman Kellen Smith, delivered an infield single to bring in the winning run.

“Instead of getting down, our guys fought through and kept at it,” said South coach Aaron Parnell after his team improved to 3-4 overall and 2-0 in league.

Carter Moore finished on the mound and got the win after Smith went five innings.

The Trojans visit Southern Wayne (6-1, 1-1) on Tuesday night.


Allison Stewart pitched a 1-hit shutout with four strikeouts as South subdued the Golden Falcons in five innings.

Hollyn Champagne had three doubles and two RBIs as the Lady Trojans moved to 7-1 on the season and 2-0 in league play with a conference contest at Southern Wayne (4-4, 2-0) on Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Kaylee Cox had two doubles and two RBIs for South on Friday night. Allison Barbour and Ava Strickland also had RBIs.

Girls Soccer

Malaysia Johnson and Averi Cornutt split time in goal in the shutout for CBA as South slipped to 0-5, 0-2. The Trojans visit Southern Wayne (4-2-1, 1-1) on Tuesday for a 6:30 p.m. match.

Kellen Smith follows through on the game-ending RBI.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

Cole Norris connects in South Johnston’s 6-5 win over C.B. Aycock.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

Allison Stewart pitched a 1-hit shutout for the Trojans in softball.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

Kealey Wade makes a play at second base for the host Trojans.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

Carley Smith pushes the attack for South Johnston in girls soccer.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

Emma Davis makes a throw-in for host South Johnston.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)


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