FOR THE DAILY SOUTHERNER
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.
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.
The SouthWest Edgecombe Cougars lost their first match of the season Wednesday at Roanoke Country Club. Riverside shot 303 and SouthWest shot 321 as a team.
Cougars coach Jonathan Cobb said the conditions were tough during the entire match. He said he was pleased to see his team bounce back on Thursday with an impressive performance at Wedgewood in a four team match and get the win.
The Cougars dominated the field Thursday and shot 300 as a team. Southern Wayne finished second with a 340, then Beddingfield was third with a 363 and Goldsboro shot 388.
Ryan Chatt led the way Thursday with a 72. Cole Jeffreys was only a stroke behind Chatt with a 73 and Nathan Webb shot a 77. Taylor Newton finished with a 78 and Eric Norville shot an 86.
The Cougars are back in action today at Maccripine CC. Tee time is 2 p.m.
The Tarboro Lady Vikings have played inspired soccer this season. They defeated Hertford County 9-0 Friday. Tarboro has outscored their opponents 27-1 in four matches.
They took 26 shots on goal and were led by Shayla Thorne who scored four goals. Julie Hayes added two goals and she also had three assist. Carmen Guilford added two goals and Chandler Harris chipped in one.
The Lady Vikings are back in action Tuesday when they host Hertford County at 6 p.m.