Eure the cure for defeat

Published 12:00 am Friday, April 29, 2005

Tim Eure blasted a two-run double to deep-left centerfield in the bottom of the seventh inning to complete Nansemond River’s comeback in a 6-5 defeat of visiting Deep Creek on Tuesday. With one out, Eure smoked a high drive nearly to the warning track, and Tyren Rivers and Zach Strong bolted home.

Nobel Reeves drove in Josh Harrell in the second, but the Hornets scored three in the fourth. Rivers batted in Justin Topping, and he and Harrell scored on a single by Eure to go back up in the fifth, but Creek pushed across a pair in the sixth to go up, 5-4.

Rivers led off by beating out an infield single. Will Hirsch struck out, but Rivers stole second and third, and Josh Cousins walked. Strong went in to pinch-run.

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Two pitches in, Eure whacked his long shot, and both runners scored easily to get the win.

&uot;I was nervous as I don’t know what,&uot; Eure said, &uot;but man, that felt good!&uot;

Lindly Theroux struck out 10 and Kelsei Saunders drove in three as the Lady Warriors won in softball, 8-5. The girls go to King’s Fork Friday, while the boys host the Bulldogs.

Nansemond-Suffolk swept Cape Henry Tuesday, with the boys winning 12-2 and the girls 24-0.