Ball after ball rolled into the gaps for Eastern Randolph’s softball team, and the Jordan-Matthews Jets weren’t able to keep up as the fourth round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association 2A playoffs on Friday night.
“They just found the holes, and we just didn’t get the holes tonight,” Jordan-Matthews coach Chelsea Brewer said.
The Jets finished with 11 hits but managed just four runs, and didn’t score after the fourth inning. Marshall Phillips, the pitcher, helped herself by going 2-for-4 at the plate. Emery Moore, the team’s star catcher, scored twice. And Tomora Carter did well in the nine-hole, scoring once and going 2-for-2 at the plate.
But Eastern Randolph was prepared for an offensive game and, in the end, came out comfortably on top.
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After winning 14 straight games dating back to a win on March 29 against Chatham Central, the Jets saw their season end Friday night in front of a lively home crowd. Brewer was proud of her team’s effort, though, in her first season as head coach.
“I’m very proud of each and every one of them,” Brewer said. “For my first season at Jordan-Matthews, I wouldn’t have it any other way. That’s what I told them out there. They should be proud because this is a whole new team, not the same team as last year. And we will come back ready to rock and roll next season.”