Rebels dominate Lakewood in late-week action

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North Duplin dominated in all facets of all three of their contests against Lakewood yesterday. The baseball team got off to a huge start scoring five runs in the first inning leading them to a 6-2 win. The softball team was up by one run going into the fifth inning and broke the game open by scoring seven runs in the bottom half of the fifth en route to a 10-0 win and the soccer team got three goals from Senior Kendy Rangel to help them get their first victory of the season winning 4-0.

Baseball

The Rebels came out firing from first pitch against Lakewood as they pounded five runs on the scoreboard immediately putting the Leopards' backs against the wall. Sophomore Gage Outlaw pitched an incredible game as he shut the Lakewood bats down up until the fifth inning where they would score two runs. North Duplin added a run in the fourth and after Outlaw gave up the two runs, he bounced back allowing the Rebels to pick up their third victory of the season.

Senior David Price got the Rebels going quickly in the first inning against Lakewood as he was able to reach and then picked up a stolen base which fired up the rest of the North Duplin team. Senior Tanner Gehron would reach base as well setting up fellow senior Marshall Pate to pick up two RBI on a single pushing the Rebels lead to 2-0 with one out in the first. 

Junior Samuel Bass picked up two more RBI for the Rebels as he reached scoring position on an error. Freshman Landon Kelly would finish the job by getting Bass in from second advancing the Rebels lead to 5-0 after one. Tanner Gehron would go on to pick up another RBI making the lead for North Duplin 6-0 in the bottom of the third. Outlaw would give up two runs, but then settled down and finished off the Leopards giving North Duplin the 6-2 win. 

Softball 

Sophomore Callie Thornton pitched a fantastic game for North Duplin yesterday and she went the full six innings giving up only three hits while striking out seven. The Lady Rebels' offense was no slouch either as they scored a combined nine runs in the fifth and sixth innings to enforce the mercy rule on Lakewood giving them their second straight win via mercy rule. 

Junior Logan Ray Jones had a solid night at the plate contributing one RBI and going 2-for-4. Sophomore Callie Thornton not only made an impact in the circle, but she also made her presence felt at the dish bringing in three RBI. Sophomore Hannah Martin continued to produce as she has so far this season; Martin picked up two RBI in the win. Future Mount Olive Trojan Rayanna Koch also finished the game with two RBI rounding out the tough balanced attack from the Rebels. 

Women's soccer

The Lady Rebels soccer team was looking for their first victory of the season last night against Lakewood. North Duplin came out and took care of business early and often getting all four of their goals in the first half. Senior Kendy Rangel completed the hat trick by scoring three goals for North Duplin. She was joined by freshman Maria Rojas who scored the fourth goal of the game for the Lady Rebels to help North Duplin pick up their first win of the season moving to 1-2-1.

All three teams for North Duplin will return to action on Tuesday, March 19th when they travel to face the Spartans of Union. Start time for all three games will be 6!

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