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March 18, 2013

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TARBORO — The Tarboro Vikings won their second game in as many days Friday night when they defeated Eastern Plains Conference foe the Greene Central Rams 4-3.

Tarboro improves to 2-3 overall and 1-1 in conference action.

The Vikings scored an early run in the first, but the Rams responded back and tied it at 1-1 in the bottom half of the inning. The Rams broke through in the bottom of the fourth and scored two runs to take a 3-1 lead.

In the top of the fifth, the Vikings scored three runs and took a 4-3 lead that they would hold on to for the win.

Senior Trey Radford started on the mound for the Vikings and earned the win. He threw five innings giving up three runs on three hits while walking four and striking out five. Radford only gave up one earned run.

Senior Will Dupree earned the save after he relieved Radford in the sixth. Dupree lasted two innings and gave up just one hit. That was his second save in as many days.

Tarboro collected nine hits in the game. Sophomore Jordyn Holland led the way going 3 for 4 and scored a run. Senior Corey Baker was 2 for 3 with an RBI, while Dupree went 2 for 4. Junior Joe Miller and sophomore Markese Clapp added an RBI a piece for the Vikings.

Tarboro will be back in action Tuesday when they host the Beddingfield Bruins in conference action at 7 p.m. at Municipal Stadium.

Tennis

Tarboro Vikings tennis team has been playing three matches a week. They went 3-0 last week in their matches and improved their record to 4-1 overall. Their only loss came against Northern Nash in a tight 5-4 game. Tarboro will get a chance to redeem themselves against Northern Nash Wednesday when the Vikings host them.

Tuesday the Vikings blanked Kinston 9-0 in conference action. Then on Wednesday the Vikings defeated Riverside 8-1 in non-conference action and ended the week when they shutout the SouthWest Edgecombe Cougars 9-0.

Tarboro will be back in action today when they host the Beddingfield Bruins at 4 p.m. and then again on Tuesday when they host the Farmville Central Jaguars.

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