PREP NOTEBOOK: Lady Bears pull comeback
Down 2-0 heading into the seventh inning, the Lady Bears scored four runs in the seven for a come-from-behind victory against Maiden on the softball diamond.
Anna Williams delivered the game winning hit — a two RBI single that plated Desirae Bebber and Makayla Hedrick.
Bebber and Hedrick drove in one RBI each in the Lady Bears' comeback inning.
Kadi O'Shell picked up the victory on the mound, allowing Bunker Hill to improve to 10-3 in conference play.
St. Stephens 9, Watauga 4
The Lady Indians improved to 16-6 overall, including 9-3 in the Northwestern 3A/4A with a victory Friday against the Lady Pioneers.
Molli Huffman went 2-for-3 in the contest with a home run and two RBI.
Taylor Lail also hit a home run in the contest, drove in 3 RBIs and went 1-for-4.
Katie Baker picked up the victory on the mound, tossing seven innings, striking out five batters and allowing three walks, five hits and three earned runs.
Bandys 10, East Burke 0 (five innings)
The Lady Trojans picked up a mercy rule victory on "Senior Night" Friday at home against the Lady Cavs.
Scarlett Harris led Bandys, going 3-for-3 with a single, double, triple and three RBIs.
Taylor Sigmon added a double, triple and two RBIs. Tiffani Holland also drove in two RBIs.
Rachel Cox, Kathleen Reardon and Ayala Acosta also plated an RBI each for the Lady Trojans.
Bandys improves to 11-1 in the CVAC with two conference road games left against Newton-Conover and Bunker Hill.
Fred T. Foard 7, Hickory 0
The Lady Tigers improved to 17-3 overall with a conference victory against the Lady Red Tornadoes on Friday afternoon.
Ashley Oliver led Foard with a solo home run and a single. Lexi Shubert had an RBI double and Rebecca Rowe added an RBI single.
Shubert tossed seven innings, striking out 16 Hickory batters and allowing four hits.
Maiden 12, Bunker Hill 11
Daniel Williams drove in the game winning run in the seventh inning, giving the Blue Devils a victory over the Bears to ensure a three-way tie for first place in the Catawba Valley 2A.
Watauga 7, St. Stephens 0
The Indians were shut out on the road in conference play Friday.
The Warriors pounded out 13 hits in the game. Matthew Proffit drove in a game-high three RBIs for the Pioneers, while Corey Belden drove in two RBIs.
Proffitt picked up the victory on the mound, while Ben Watson suffered the loss for Saint.
Bandys 3, East Burke 2 (OT)
The Lady Trojans picked up their 13th victory of the season with a win Friday in Catawba against the Lady Cavaliers.
Amber Krenson led Bandys (13-3-3, 8-3-1) with two goals in the 19th and 86th minutes.
Cassidy Winchester also pocketed a goal in the 23rd minute on an assist from Angelina Hernandez.
St. Stephens 5, Watauga 1
The Lady Indians wrapped up at least a share of the conference title with a four-goal victory against the Lady Pioneers.
Kalyn Meosky and Macy Franklin each pocketed two goals each. Franklin also had two assists on goals.
St. Stephens improves to 15-1-2 overall and 9-0-1 in the Northwestern 3A/4A.