Warriors snare two wins

Published 12:00 am Saturday, May 14, 2005

Lindly Theroux struck out 15 and Kelsie Saunders gave herself a 15th birthday present with her fifth home run of the season as Nansemond River charged past visiting Oscar Smith 13-3 Monday afternoon. Tim Eure doubled home two runs in the bottom of the sixth to ensure the boys’ 8-4 win.

The baseball team got rolling quickly, as Eure and Justin Topping drew bases-loaded walks to force home Chris Williams and Tyren Rivers in the first. Williams walked in the second, stole his way to third, and scored on an infield single by Will Hirsch, who scored on a passed ball. Josh Cousins fought his way through a rundown to get River’s fifth run, and Nobel Reeves singled home Eure for a 6-0 lead.

Smith fought back, getting within 6-4 in the fifth. With two outs and the bases empty, Hirsch and Sterling Scott walked. Both advanced on a wild pitch, and Eure whacked a double to deep left to bring them in.

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Saunders was hit by a pitch in the first inning, and back-to-back doubles by Ashley Aston and Cherae Race scored two runs. The Lady Tigers jumped ahead 3-2 in the third, and Colette Butler took a pitch in the leg to start the fourth. Sarah Brooks reached on an error, and Theroux knocked in a run. Brooks scored on a double by Kristina Carpenter, and Carpenter and Natalie Sims – in to pinch-run for Theroux – came in on a single by Erika Maynard for a 6-3 lead. Then Saunders dropped a fly ball just on the other side of the left field fence to up the lead to five.

Shannon Andy reached on an error to start the fifth and moved to third when Theroux grounded out. Carpenter singled her in, and she and Sims scored on errors. Carpenter singled home Theroux in the sixth for the game’s final run.

In other action, Deep Creek swept King’s Fork.

River hosted Great Bridge late Tuesday and will host Hickory today. Fork hosts Indian River on Monday.