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The St. Stephens Indians won 1-0 on Wednesday over the North Lincoln Knights, the 14th ranked 2-A team in North Carolina. Andrew Zachrich scored the lone goal of the match in the 27th minute, and the Indians improved to 5-2-1 with Wednesdayâ€™s win. St. Stephens' Jon Holloway was in goal and recorded the shutout.
SOUTH ATLANTIC LEAGUE
HICKORY 10, ASHEVILLE 3
The Hickory Crawdadsâ€™ offense exploded in the third, fourth and fifth innings Wednesday at Asheville. The Crawdads scored eight runs in the three-inning stretch en route to a 10-3 win Wednesday over the Tourists.
The win moves the Crawdads, mathematically eliminated from the pennant race, a half game behind the Greensboro Grasshoppers for a second-place finish in the second half of the season. Greensboro lost 11-0 on Wednesday to Savannah.
Guillermo Pimentel led the Crawdadsâ€™ 16-hit assault Wednesday with three hits, including a solo home run in the top of fifth inning and a double.
Five Hickory players had two hits in the seven-run win, and Jared Prince hit his 29th double of the season. Prince, Yefry Castillo and Travis Adair each had two RBIs.
Jared Bolden started the four-run third inning with an RBI double scoring Jonathan Roof, and Princeâ€™s double scored Adair. The Crawdads scored three in the fourth inning, one in the fifth, and added their final two runs in the top of the eighth inning.
Hickoryâ€™s Jake Brigham earned his fifth win of 2010.
MAIDEN 5, NORTH LINCOLN 4
Kaylyn Key(M) def Ashley Cedrone 6-2, 6-2; Shaunasie Perkins(NL) def Cinderella Yang 3-6, 7-5, (10-8); Michaella Lashley(NL) def Laura Melonakos 6-1, 6-0; Michelle Lor(M) def Madeline Harrison 6-4, 6-4; Molly Black(M) def Holly Vernon 6-1, 6-3; Nhoell Inthavong(M) def Sarah Clarke 6-2, 7-5
Perkins/Lashley(NL) def Key/Yang 8-4; Cedrone/Harrison(NL) def Lor/Inthavong 8-5; Black/Taylor Johnson(M) def Calli Brown/Kayla Pehl 8-3
FRED T. FOARD 5, HIBRITEN 4
Amanda Lail (FTF) d. Terra Davis 6-0, 6-0. Jackie Ogg (FTF) d. Caroline McClure 6-3, 6-7 (7-5), 10-7.Â Marcey Johnson (H) d. Julia Long 6-2, 3-6, 10-4.Â Ashton Kirby (H) d. Brittanie Hunsucker 6-0, 6-1.Â Diane Moore (H) d. Haley Hurst 6-2, 6-7 (5-7), 10-7.Â Brittany Bolger (H) d. Maggie Gettys 7-5, 6-4
Lail-Long (FTF) d. Davis-McClure 10-7, Ogg-Hurst (FTF) d. Kirby-Johnson 14-12, Hunsucker-Gettys (FTF) d. Moore-Bolger 10-7