FAYETTEVILLE — Cross Holfert powered the Scotland baseball team at the plate and on the bump Saturday, helping the Scots defeat Greensboro Page 9-1 at Douglas Byrd High School.
Holfert put himself in scoring position with two extra-base hits for Scotland, tripling in the fifth inning and doubling in the sixth inning. The senior was also effective on the mound, allowing no earned runs, no walks and one hit while striking out one through two innings of work.
After taking an early 1-0 lead, Scotland broke open the contest in the top of the sixth inning as eight Scots reached home. Scotland scored on an error, an RBI single by Nic Charleston, a wild pitch, an error, a two-run double by Holfert, an RBI double by Donta Green and an RBI single by Justin Bowers.
Charleston also put together a stellar performance on the rubber for the Scots, allowing one run over four innings with three strikeouts and no walks while giving up five hits in the win.
Scotland (3-0) will play host to Harnett Central on Wednesday at 5 p.m.
Scots softball blasts Southern Lee
SANFORD — The Scotland softball team captured its second straight win Monday night as the visiting Scots blitzed Southern Lee 20-0.
Scotland (2-1) scored two runs in the first inning, then added five in the second and four in the third. After a scoreless fourth inning, the contest was called in the fifth as the Scots tacked on nine more in the frame to cap the dominating victory.
Ashlyn Dial spearheaded the offensive onslaught, tallying four hits and six RBIs. Kwadeja Quick and Kelsey Smith added three hits apiece, and Sarah McCall notched three RBIs. McCall also pitched 4 2/3 innings of no-hit ball with six strikeouts.
Scotland will travel to Robbins Thursday for a pair of games against North Moore. The Scots will look to finish what they started in the first game of the doubleheader, as rain forced the two schools to delay their in-progress contest last Thursday. The Scots led 2-0 in the second inning when action was halted.
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