Vikings sweep Hawks, Triton loses first softball game

by | Mar 27, 2018 | Triton

Host Union Pines swept its Tri-County Six 3-A Conference varsity matchups with Triton on Tuesday night.

The setbacks included the first loss of the season for the Hawks in softball as the Vikings won, 3-1.

Triton was topped 9-4 in baseball and 5-0 in girls soccer.

“We didn’t hit and were not ready to play,” said softball coach Mark Whitman after the Hawks fell to 9-1 overall and 3-1 in the league.

Brittany Ireland was hurt in the second inning as she dove for a ball. Kathryn Elliott had a double and an RBI for Triton. Kaila Cooney, Haley Hicks, Hayden Smith, Gracyn Slaughter and Alexis Howard (double, run) had hits in the loss.

Slaughter pitched and allowed six hits with one walk.

“Hopefully, the girls learned that we have to come ready to play,” Whitman said. “We did not do that tonight. We got knocked off the pedestal. We need to refocus and come ready to play tomorrow.”

Triton visits Midway in baseball (7 p.m.), girls soccer (6 :30 p.m.) and softball (6 p.m.) on Wednesday.

Baseball Hawks get 11 hits

Colton Neighbors was 3-for-4 as Triton had 11 hits in baseball. Getting two hits each were Greg Godwin, Dalen Thompson and Christian Tyndall.

Ethan Hedgepeth and Seth Gurkin also had hits for the Hawks, who fell to 1-8 overall and 0-4 in the league. Tyndall drove in two runs and Godwin had one RBI.

Matthew Dunn and Colby Parker pitched for Triton, allowing just two earned runs.

Girls soccer more competitive

The Triton girls soccer team was coming off a 9-0 loss at home to Union Pines on Friday night. The Hawks were more competitive in the second meeting as they fell to 4-3 overall and 1-3 in the league. Triton was within 1-0 at the half in the second meeting on Tuesday night.


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