Gators come up short on the diamond, soccer picks up another win

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Spring Creek's baseball and softball teams battled tough against Midway on Tuesday night, but the Raiders were just too much offensively, however, the girls' creek soccer team dominated Midway as they maintained possession for the majority of the match to pick up up their second win winning 8-0.

Softball

Coming off a big loss, head coach Charlie Cotton and the Lady Gators set their sights on the Raiders looking to pull off their first win of the season. After going down 3-0 after the top half of the first inning, Sophomore Alissa Price would knock in Junior Belinda Carson reducing the Raiders lead to 3-1 after one full. 

A huge second inning for Midway would be the difference in the game, the Raiders went on to score 11 runs breaking the game open to take a 14-1 lead into the bottom of the second. The Gators fought to bounce back, but Midway would hold them scoreless for the rest of the game and after three runs in the top half of the third, the Raiders were able to walk away with a 17-1 win. 

Women's soccer

The Girls Creek team picked up a big win over rival Rosewood in the last game and they looked to continue their momentum in their second game of the season. Early on, the Lady Gators asserted themselves scoring three goals in the first half while holding the Raiders to zero taking a 3-0 lead into half-time. 

After an impressive first half, the Gators didn't feel that they had done enough as they fired on all cylinders scoring five goals in the second half pushing their lead to 8-0 late in the match. No more goals were scored between either side as Spring Creek picked up their second win of the season in as many games.

Spring Creek showed themselves to be a team full of firepower as they had three different girls score two goals each. Sophomores Taylor Smith and Michelle Roblero both finished with two, and Senior Mirna Santiago was the third Gator to finish with multiple goals. Sophomores Ericka Parra and Leslie Reyes both contributed as well scoring one goal apiece. 

Baseball 

Getting off to a slow start out of the gates this season, the (0-3) Gators' baseball team hoped to finally get into the win column. A big second inning for the Raiders where they scored five runs is what separated them from the Gators, and even with two runs scored in the first three innings by Spring Creek, the six runs scored over the next four innings allowed the Raiders to pick up a 12-2 win. 

The Midway pitching staff came out and showed up big time against Spring Creek; the Gators hit .053 while Midway hit .407 in the game. Freshman Andrew Crumpler and sophomore Campbell Cunnigham were two of the bright spots for the Gators as they picked up the 2 RBI, Cunningham was also the only Gator with a hit in the ballgame. 

All three teams will be in action on Friday when they host the Panthers of East Duplin. Game time for soccer will be 6 p.m., baseball's first pitch will be at 6:30 p.m. and softball will begin at 7. 

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