Gators pick up big wins in baseball, soccer, fall to James Kenan in softball

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Spring Creek went 2-for-3 yesterday against conference foe James Kenan beating the Tigers 13-3 in baseball, 11-2 in women's soccer, but softball, unfortunately, couldn't complete the trifecta losing to James Kenan 12-5.

Women's soccer

The Lady Gators have been a consistent force to be reckoned with so far this season going into yesterday's game with a 4-1 record. Early and often, the Lady Gators controlled the ball and scored what seemed to be whenever they wanted to.

Most teams don't score 10 goals in three games, but the Lady Gators' offensive firepower was on full display as they scored 10 goals in the first half against James Kenan. The Lady Tigers didn't go so quietly though as they scored two goals of their own in the first half. 

Coming out of the locker room, Spring Creek held a 10-2 lead and each team's offense took a backseat to the defense as only one goal was scored in the second half coming from Spring Creek giving them a dominating 11-2 win. 

The Gators picked up their fourth win and have proven to be one of the dominant teams in the conference as they have currently outscored their opponents 34-12 this season.

Baseball 

The Spring Creek baseball team has struggled in the midst of a rebuilding season only having two upperclassmen in their lineup. The Gators played their best game of the season last night getting 8 hits, led by Senior Jordan Ammons who finished 3-for-3. 

A huge fifth inning where the Gators scored seven runs propelled them to pick up their first victory of the season in a dominating 13-3 performance. Sophomore Campbell Cunningham had another solid game for the Gators as he went 2-for-2. He reached base three other times on two walks and he even was hit in the head by a pitch but shook it off. 

Seven Spring Creek players finished with an RBI yesterday; Sophomores Will Ervin, Campbell Cunnigham, and Douglas Davidson all finished with one. Freshmen Andrew Crumpler, Cole Honeycutt, Robert Strickland, and senior Jordan Ammons all finished with two RBI. 

Softball

The inexperienced Lady Gators have had a rough start to their season so far, but things began to look up last night when they played against the Tigers of James Kenan.

Playing in their first game to go a full seven innings, Spring Creek trailed 8-5 after five innings, but with the game as close as it was, the game began to spiral as James Kenan's offense woke up to explode for 4 more runs over the next two innings and the Gators were never able to bounce back losing their sixth straight game, 12-5. 

Sophomore Alissa Price had a solid game excluding the 12 runs, she finished with eight strikeouts and also had two RBI. Anna West reached base twice and finished with two steals on the night. Several walks by James Kenan and two errors by the catcher helped the Gators score the most points in any game all season.

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