SOUTHERN PINES — The Scotland baseball team dropped its second straight game Tuesday night, as host Pinecrest tallied nine unanswered runs to score a 9-3 victory.
The Scots notched the first three runs of the contest when Cross Holfert drilled a three-run home run in the bottom of the first inning, but the Patriots held the visitors from Laurinburg scoreless the rest of the way.
Pinecrest (9-5, 2-1 Southeastern Conference) answered with five runs in the top of the third inning — Seth Waddell, Jack Carpenter and Nick Pry each had RBIs, then the Patriots scored a pair of runs on passed balls.
Later, in the top of the fifth, Carpenter and Tommy Vinson added an RBI apiece and another passed ball allowed Pinecrest to tack on an additional run. A sacrifice RBI from Carson Maple in the top of the sixth rounded out the scoring for the Patriots.
Scotland (8-5, 1-2) will return home today to play Douglas Byrd at 7 p.m.
Lady Scots soccer prevails
RED SPRINGS — Scotland’s girls soccer club snapped a four-game losing streak Monday night, defeating Red Springs 7-4 in a high-scoring non-conference affair.
Five different Scots found the back of the net, and the visitors tallied five of their goals in the first 40 minutes of action. Beatrice Eddy, Kaylee Miller, Emma Gray Beacham, Breonne Johnson and LaShae Taylor all scored to keep Scotland in front before halftime.
In the second half, Kaitlin Lewis tacked on a pair of goals to help Scotland (3-8) lock up the victory.
Viridiana Tapia had a hat trick, scoring three goals while adding an assist for Red Springs (5-5). Wendy Molina chipped in a goal for the Red Devils in defeat.
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