Softball Slays Spartans


Garner did what they were suppose to do on Friday afternoon when they hosted Smithfield-Selma at Trojan Park, as they remained one game back of Harnett Central for the top spot in the Greater Neuse River Conference as the Lady Trojans downed SSS 11-1 in a five inning mercy rule affair.

The Lady Trojans wasted little time getting on the board with a pair of runs in their first at bat as the big hit of the inning was an RBI triple from Ashely Carroll who missed a home run by inches.

With the two run first, Garner never looked back, even after SSS got a run in the top of the second to cut the lead in half, the Lady Trojans continued their torrid offensive pace including a five run third inning to chase the SSS starter from the game.

Meanwhile, Ashley Carroll continued her outstanding day at the plate finishing a double shy of the cycle as she cranked a home run over the left center field wall which was more than enough for Christina Gower who mowed down the Spartan hitters as she picked up her 13th win of the season with an 11-1 win over SSS.

Garner (13-2) is back in action on Tuesday afternoon whey they travel to Southeast Raleigh for a 4:00 first pitch. The Lady Trojans are back at home on Wednesday night at 6:00 when they host long time rival, Cary at Trojan Field.

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Trojans Down 2nd Ranked Spartans


Coming into play on Thursday night, Garner was still in the playoff hunt as they traveled to Smithfield-Selma to take on the 2nd ranked team in the state and conference front runner. It had been widely assumed that Garner could afford one loss and still make the playoffs, and with everyone believing the loss would come to the Spartans, Garner found a way to come back from the brink of defeat to top the Spartans 12-8.

Garner scored first in the top of the second when Brett Walters doubled and after advancing to third on a Jared Newbry sacrifice bunt, Connor Torruella single home Walters to give the Trojans a 1-0 lead.

Hunter Brown came out and had a stellar outing to keep the Trojans on top until the Spartans came alive offensively with six runs in the fourth inning prompting Garner to make a pitching change in the inning and escape the fourth down by just five at 6-1.

Unlike times before, Garner refused to die as they answered the Spartans with a six spot of their on. After Jesse Fisher and Alec Hulmes reached to start the inning, Brett Walters doubled home a run and chased Spartan starter Tate Parrish from the game.

Enter Hunter Jones for the Spartans who struggled in relief of Parrish. Matt Powell was walked by Jones to load the bases with still no outs. With the pond full of ducks, Jared Newbry came to the dish and line a base hit down the right field line and into the corner to clear the bases and tie the game at six. Newbry scored one batter later on a Colin Perry single and after five complete innings, Garner now had a 7-6 lead.

After Jackson Pleasant and Jacob Baker combined to shut down the Spartans in the bottom of the fifth, Garner went back to work in the sixth with a five spot.

With one out, CJ Schmitt walked and Matt Powell singled ahead of Brett Walters, who on the first pitch he saw from Dylan Brown, turned on the pitch and drove it deep and out to left field for a three-run home run and give Garner a 10-6 lead. That lead would grow later in the inning with two runners on and Colin Perry at the plate.

With a 3-2 count on him, Perry fouled off two pitches before seeing one he liked from Ben Youngblood and Perry sent a no doubter over the right field wall and cap the Garner scoring and after six and half, the Trojans had a 12-6 lead.

The Spartans refused to die and scored a couple of two out runs in the bottom of the sixth, but, Jacob Baker and Alec Hulmes finished the job on the mound to give the Trojans a 12-8 win over the Spartans.

Garner (10-11, 5-6) will return to action Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 when the travel to Southeast Raleigh.

Winning Pitcher: Jacob Baker: 1 2/3 IP, 1 H, 2 ER, 4 BB, 3 K

Losing Pitcher: Hunter Jones: -- IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 0 K

Save: Alec Hulmes: 1 1/3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K

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Physical Reservation Forms

Once again this year, GMHS will hold a physical night in the small gym at GMHS and the information that you need is here! Please see the attached forms below and fill them out and have them ready to go when you arrive for physical night.

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Powell's Pitching Performance Keeps Garner in Playoff Hunt


The Varsity Baseball team came into play Tuesday night with their backs against the wall as they needed to go four and one over their final five games to have a legitimate shot at making the playoffs. Garner took the first step toward achieving that goal on Tuesday night with at 8-1 road win over Knightdale.

Garner scored a pair of runs in the first inning with CJ Schmitt singled home Jesse Fisher for his 20th RBI of the season a couple of pitches later, Alec Hulmes scored on a wild pitch and after a half inning, Garner was up 2-0.

That was plenty of run support for Trojan starter Matt Powell who on Tuesday night was, dominant as he yielded just one un-earned run in a complete game effort.

With Powell dealing on the mound, the Garner offense came through, already leading 4-1, the Trojans put four runs on the board in the fifth inning thanks to some Knightdale miscues and after five Garner was up 8-1.

Matt Powell finished out the game going all seven innings allowing just two hits and striking out 10 Knights as Garner (9-11, 4-6) went on to down Knightdale (11-8, 5-6) by a 8-1 final score.

The Trojans are back in action on Thursday night when they travel to Smithfield-Selma for a 7:00 first pitch.


The Varsity Softball team continued their winning ways on Tuesday night as they defeated Knightdale 3-1.

The Knights, coached by former Trojan, Adam Hamrick held a 1-0 lead through the first four innings, but Garner found their stride as Christina Gower did it all for the Trojans on Tuesday. Not only did she win the game in the circle, she also belted a home run en route to the 3-1 win for the Lady Trojans.

Garner is back in action at home on Friday night at 6:00 when they host Smithfield-Selma.

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The Weekly Coaches Corner Show will be back TONIGHT at 7:00 LIVE from Shuck 'em Shack Oyster Bar!

Beginning at 7, we will have the Garner Baseball Show, followed by the Moe Barbour Show at 7:30.

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Trojans Return to Action Saturday Morning!


After taking a early 2-0 lead, Garner couldn't hold on as Middle Creek used a pair of big innings to down the Trojans 13-5 on Saturday morning.

Garner (8-11) will be back in action at Knightdale on Tuesday night at 7:00.

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Trojan Tennis Update

Garner 3
West Johnston 6


D. Morgan (WJ) def. C. Smith (G) 6-3, 6-1
H. Stevens (WJ) def. K. Fowler (G) 6-4, 6-4
M. Simons (WJ) def. A. Bowling (G) 3-6, 6-4, 13-11
C. Simpson (G) def. C. Martinez (WJ) 7-5, 6-4
D. Mejia (G) def. B. Allen (WJ) 3-6, 6-1, 10-8
C. Shank (WJ) def. C. Sutton (G) 7-5, 5-7, 10-7


D. Morgan/H. Stevens (WJ) def. C. Smith/K. Fowler (G) 8-4
M. Simons/B. Allen (WJ) def. C. Simpson/D. Mejia (G) 8-5
A. Bowling/C/ Sutton (G) def. B. Juarez/J. Davis (WJ) 9-7


Ryan Mahjoub 8-1 win in singles
Nick Stephenson/Tyler Hunter 8-2 win in doubles
Chase Morgan/Evan Pierce 8-5 win in doubles
Collin Simpson/Andrew Smith 8-2 win in doubles

Record: (7-6, 3-5)


Garner 0
Clayton 9


S. Hernandez (C) def. C. Smith (G) 6-3, 3-6, 10-3
C. Tinsley (C) def. A. Bowling (G) 4-6, 7-5, 10-8
E. Winkler (C) def. C. Simpson (G) 6-1, 6-3
Col. Postlethwait (C) def. D. Mejia (G) 6-1, 6-0
T. Cannada (C) def. C. Sutton (G) 6-0, 6-2
Cly. Postlethwait (C) def. S. Whittington (G) 6-2, 4-6, 10-8


S. Hernandez/C. Tinsley (C) def. C. Smith/S. Whittington (G) 8-3
Col. Postlethwait/Cly. Postlethwait (C) def. C. Simpson/D. Mejia (G) 8-5
E. Winkler/T. Cannada (C) def. A. Bowling/C. Sutton (G) 8-1

Record: (7-7, 3-6)



Garner 6
Knightdale 3


M. Kasse (K) def. C. Smith (G) 6-4, 6-4
M. Neely (K) def. K. Fowler (G) 6-3, 6-1
A. Bowling (G) def. A. Dickoff (K) 5-7, 6-1, 10-7
C. Simpson (G) def. A. Willis (K) 2-6, 6-4, 10-7
C. Sutton (G) def. T. Bounous (K) 6-1, 6-2
S. Whittington (G) def. C. Cardamon (K) 6-3, 6-0


C. Smith/K. Fowler (G) def. M. Kasse/M. Neely 9-8 (7-4)
A. Bowling/C. Sutton (G) def. A. Dickoff/A. Willis (K) 8-4
T. Bounous/C. Cardamon (K) def. T. Hunter/N. Stephenson (G) 8-6


Keith Dolman/Justin Webster 8-5 win in doubles
Chase Morgan/Dylan King 8-6 win in doubles

Record: (8-7, 4-6)



Garner 9
Smithfield-Selma 0


C. Smith (G) def. P. Casey (SSS) 6-4, 7-5
K. Fowler (G) def. W. Ashley (SSS) 7-5, 6-0
A. Bowling (G) def. C. Campbell (SSS) 6-4, 3-0 (ret.)
C. Simpson (G) def. A. Grantham (SSS) 6-1, 7-5
D. Mejia (G) def. R. Passer (SSS) 6-1, 6-1
C. Sutton (G) def. H. Lampee (SSS) 6-0, 6-1


C. Smith/K. Fowler (G) def. P. Casey/C. Campbell (SSS) 9-8 (11-9)
C. Simpson/D. Mejia (G) def. W. Ashley/A. Grantham 9-8 (7-4)
A. Bowling/C. Sutton (G) def. R. Passer/H. Lampee (SSS) 8-0


Mark Nyutu/Shane Whittington 8-1 win in dooubles
Joseph Stewart/Joseph Graham 9-8 win in doubles
Chase Morgan/Evan Pierce 8-4 win in doubles
Ethan Mitchell/Evan Hall 5-6 loss in doubles

Record: (9-7, 5-6)


Garner 5
East Wake 4


K. Bryant (EW) def. C. Smith (G) 6-1, 6-1
B. Duttman (EW) def. K. Fowler (G) 6-2, 6-3
A. Bowling (G) def. T. Surles (EW) 7-6 (8-6), 2-6, 10-7
C. Simpson (G) def. K. Sonthanker (EW) 6-0, 6-2
D. Mejia (G) def. G. Underhill (EW) 6-3, 3-6, 10-8
C. Sutton (G) def. P. Sparacia (EW) 7-6 (7-4), 6-3


K. Bryant/T. Surles (EW) def. C. Smith/K. Fowler (G) 8-5
B. Duttman/G. Underhill (EW) def. C. Simpson/D. Mejia (G) 8-3
A. Bowling/C. Sutton (G) def. P. Sparacia/R. Wells(EW) 8-4


Mark Nyutu 6-8 loss in singles
Ryan Mahjoub 2-8 loss in singles
Nick Stephenson 8-2 win in singles

Record: (10-7, 6-6)

By winning today, the Trojans have secured their 8th consecutive winning season!

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Senior Faculty Basketball Game TOMORROW NIGHT!

The Senior Faculty Basketball game will be played tomorrow night at 6:00 in the Main Gym. Admission to the game will be $3.00 and you will be able to see a entertaining night of basketball.

Prior to the game, there will be a knockout tournament and a slam dunk contest at halftime, students can sign up to play with Ms. Ireland in room 803.

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Softball Survives West Johnston Rally; Baseball Goes Extra Mile to Down West


Garner jumped on West Johnston 5-0 to begin the game on Tuesday night in the Varsity Softball match up before West Johnston came back and forced Garner to hold on for a 9-7 road win.

In the first inning, Mary-Scott Powell reached on a infield single on the first pitch of the game before Ashely Carroll drove her in for the first of her two RBI's on the night. Carroll scored two batters later on a Kimmie Stewart RBI single and Garner was off and running.

The Lady Trojans pushed across two more run in the second on a Raven Smith single and a Ashley Carroll sacrifice fly and after two it was 4-0 Garner.

With Garner leading now 5-0 on a Mary-Scott Powell RBI ground out, that's when West got on the comeback trail and scored six unanswered runs to take a one run lead in the bottom of the sixth.

In the seventh, Garner was down to their final two outs, when Maddy Stewart walked and Halie Warner singled to put two on with one out. With the bases loaded following a Meghan Strickland walk, Christina Gower for the second consecutive game had a big base hit to tie the game. Garner would go on to send nine batters to the plate and push across four runs to take a 9-6 lead heading into the final at bat for West Johnston.

West Johnston made it interesting in the last frame of the game with a run of their own to cut the lead to 9-7, then, with two outs, the Wildcats loaded the bases for Danielle Meyers who worked the count to 1-2 and struck out swinging to end the game and give Garner a season sweep over West Johnston.

Garner (9-2) will be back in action at home on Friday when they host Clayton at 7:00

Winning Pitcher: Christian Gower: 7 IP, 8 H, 7 R, 5 ER, 9 BB, 1 HBP, 8 K

Losing Pitcher: Megan Gibbons: 7 IP, 12 H, 9 ER, 7 BB, 2 K

Baseball Rallies to Defeat West Johnston on the Road

Garner spotted West Johnston three runs in the first inning before coming back to defeat West Johnston 6-5 in nine innings on Tuesday night.

The Trojans relied on an outstanding relief effort by Hunter Brown and Matt Powell to stay in the game while the offense began chipping away at the lead and tied the game in the top of the sixth to force extra innings.

Garner and West both had their chances to score in the seventh and eighth and ninth before the Trojans won it in the top of ninth when Matt Powell doubled, stole third with one out.

With Powell at third, he got caught in no man's land and a errant throw by the Wildcats catcher eluded the third basemen allowing Powell to score and give the Trojans a one run lead.

In the bottom of the ninth, West had their chance to score with runners at the corners, but Jared Newbry made a great defensive play to end the game and give Garner their second win in a row.

The win went to Matt Powell who gets his second win in as many games with five innings of scoreless relief.

Garner (8-9, 3-5) is back at home on Friday night at 7:00 when they host Clayton at Trojan Park.

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Track Results From Apex

Congratulations to the Trojan runners who competed in the Apex Relays on last Saturday . The boys all competed well in the relay events. The competition was so highly competitive that Garner relays place 3rd in their heat for boys 4x100 and 4x200 and still finished in 6th place overall .

Even though their times were their were very respectable .Its was a tremendous effort by all members of the team. However, Michelle Bailey continues to break her own records in the 1600 meter run. She finished with a time of 5:08 which is another Garner school record which she already owns. After the race she stated that before the end of the year her goal is to go under 5 minutes in the mile.

Great Work Trojans.

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Coaches Show Returns Tonight!!!

After a productive week by both the baseball and softball teams, they will both be in action on Monday night at Shuck 'em Shack Oyster Bar as the Trojan Sports Network presents their LIVE Weekly Coaches Show.

The show will begin at 7:00 and for the first thirty minutes of the show we will have the Garner Baseball/Derik Goffena show, then, at 7:30 we will have the Garner Softball/Moe Barbour show.

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Trojans Rally to Down Begnals


Garner continued their dominance of the Tri-9 Conference on Friday night at Trojan Park when they rallied to defeat Fuquay 7-6.

The Trojans struck in the first inning for a pair of runs off Fuquay starter Ryan Weaver. Alec Hulmes reached base with two outs, but would later score on a RBI single from Matt Powell the next batter was Colin Perry and he drove Powell home on a double and after one it was 2-0 Garner.

But, Fuquay came right back and scored a run in the top of the second and after Garner added another run in the bottom half, the Trojans looked to be in control leading 3-1. Again, Fuquay came right back as the Trojans really helped the cause in the fourth with a total six walks which allowed four Bengal runs to score and going to the bottom of the fourth, the Trojans were down 6-3.

Down by three, the Trojans began to chip away with a single run in both the fourth and sixth innings while on the mound, Matt Powell pitched great in relief for the Trojans as Powell did not yield a hit in his 3 1/3 Innings of relief.

Powell's strong performance kept Garner in it and going to the bottom of the seventh, Garner trailed by just one.

With one out, Colin Perry came to the plate and lined a single to right centerfield for a single, that brought up the fantastic Freshman, Jared Newbry who on a 0-1 pitch, he laced a gaper to right center which allowed Perry to score and Newbry pulled into third with his second triple of the year.

Following a walk to Brett Bailey Garner had runners at second and third as Bailey advanced to second on his second steal of the year. With Connor Toruella at the plate, Garner's Jared Newbry raced toward the plate and got into a run down, but that's when Fuquay made the games biggest miscue of the night throwing error that hit off the pitcher's glove and allowed Newbry to score and give Garner a 7-6 win.

Garner (7-9) will return to action on Tuesday when they travel to West Johnston for a 7:00 first pitch.

Winning Pitcher: Matt Powell - 3 1/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 K

Losing Pitcher: Craig Mitchell - 3 2/3 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K

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GAR 7 11 1

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Softball Holds on to Down 4th Ranked Apex


The Varsity Softball team was on a two game losing skid as they entered play on Thursday night and the road to victory was a very tough one as the foe on the other side happened to the the Apex Cougars, who, were coming into play ranked fourth in the state, but Garner found a way on Thursday to down Apex 5-4 in dramatic fashion.

Garner (8-2) began the scoring in the first inning when Mary Scott Powell reached base when the Apex first basemen couldn't hold the bag on a throw, two batters later, Powell scored when Ashley Carroll reached on another Apex error and it was 1-0 Trojans. Head Coach Moe Barbour then pushed the envelope again as on a base hit from Kimmie Stewart, Barbour sent Carroll home but she was thrown out at the plate to end the inning.

Apex (10-2) came right back in the top of the second with a run of their own as with a runner on third, the Cougars played some small ball of their own with a squeeze play to bring home their first run of the game.

Those would be the only two runs scored until the sixth inning as both pitchers dueled in outstanding fashion. But, in the sixth, Garner finally got to Apex starter Natalie Kelmann. Mary-Scott Powell led off the inning with a single to left followed by a bunt single from Raven Smith then, Ashley Carroll laced a double to left field to give Garner a 2-1 lead.

Kasey Hamrick followed Carroll with a double of her own to plate another run and it was 3-1 Garner, however, during Hamrick's at bat, Apex tried to pick Raven Smith off of third but the throw went into left field allowing Smith to score and going to Apex's final at bat, Garner was up 4-1.

The three run lead wouldn't hold up for Garner as Apex showed why they are the fourth ranked team in the state as they rallied four three runs to tie the game in the top of the seventh. A lead off walk to Samantha Slade started the fiasco, that was followed by three consecutive base hits allowing Apex to tie the game before Christina Gower struck out the side to end the frame.

In the bottom half, Garner needed a run to win it and they got just what they needed. With one out, Meghan Strickland walked and was then lifted for a pinch runner in Anna Burton. The next Trojan hitter was the pitcher Christina Gower who on a one ball, two strike pitch, lined a ball just fair down the third base line and it went into the left field corner allowing Burton to round third a score standing up and give Garner a 5-4 win over the 4th ranked team in the state.

Garner will return to action on Tuesday night at 7:00 when they travel to West Johnston for a key conference clash.

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Soccer Falls to West in OT

Garner and West Johnston battled until the bitter end in their GNRC match up on Wednesday night before West emerged as the victors 4-2 in OT.

Garner had a 2-1 lead until the final half minute of the contest, but the resurgent Wildcats found a way to come away with the win in overtime.

The Lady Trojans recieved goals from Ashley Ford and Amber Eberhard.

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Softball Falls to Harnett Central


It was built as one of the biggest games of the year for the Varsity Softball team and on Tuesday night, the game lived up to its billing as Harnett Central got a pair of fifth inning runs to defeat Garner 2-0 thanks to an outstanding pitching effort.

Garner Freshman, Christina Gower dueled with Harnett Central starter, Mary-Katherine Pungram it what was an epic match up. Both teams had chances to score in each of the first four innings, but it would all come down to the fifth inning where the game was decided.

In the top of the frame, Garner got a two out walk from Christian Gower and after the walk, she was lifted for a courtesy runner in Shea Barbour. Mary Scott Powell then followed with a single to left center field and Garner elected to wave Barbour around third, but she was thrown out at the plate for the final out of the inning.

Harnett Central responded in the bottom half as with two outs, Jessi Lane doubled to left center to put runners at second and third which brought Tori Williford to the plate and on a three ball one strike pitch, she sent a ground ball toward short which got past Garner's Kasey Hamrick allowing two runs to score.

That would be more than enough for Pegram who struck out 10 Trojan batters including striking out the side in the seventh to end the game and keep Harnett Central undefeated in Conference Play.

Garner (7-2) returns to action on Thursday at home at 7:00 when they host Apex.


Baseball falls to Harnett Central

The Varsity Baseball team fell to Harnett Central 3-1 on Tuesday night snapping a four game Trojan winning streak.

Harnett Central got a pair of runs in the middle innings with Brian Taylor hit a two run home run off Garner starter Jacob Baker, who pitched well for the Trojans, yielding just one hit on the night, which was the two run home run. The loan Trojan run of the night came on a solo home run from Garner senior, Matt Powell.

Garner just could not covert when they had runners in scoring position and as a result, the Trojans came out on the down side.

The Trojans will return home on Friday at 7:00 when they host non-conference foe, Fuquay-Varina.

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Soccer Sweeps Harnett Central

The Varsity Soccer team got goals from Ashley Ford and Amber Eberhard to down H.Central 3-0 in the GNRC road match. The third Garner goal of the game was scored when Harnett Central knocked the ball into their own net to give Garner the 3-0 win.

The Lady Trojans are back in action on Wednesday night.

The JV Soccer team also got a win over Harnett Central 2-0 as they got goals from Emily Chalk and Tori Ellsworth.

Congratulations to the Lady Trojans for a great night of soccer!

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Tennis Drops Pair of Matches

Garner 3
Southeast Raleigh 6


J. Walker (SER) def. C. Smith (G) 6-1, 6-1
R. Morris (SER) def. K. Fowler (G) 6-0, 6-4
A. Bowling (G) def. J. Campbell (SER) 6-1, 7-5
Z. Thomas (SER) def. C. Simpson (G) 6-2, 6-2
D. Thomas (SER) def. C. Sutton (G) 5-7, 6-4, 10-2
T. Hunter (G) def. N. Money (SER) 6-0, 6-0


J. Walker/F. Wrenn (SER) def. C. Smith/K. Fowler (G) 8-2
R. Morris/J. Campbell (SER) def. C. Simpson/T. Hunter (G) 8-4
A. Bowling/C. Sutton (G) def. Z. Thomas/D. Thomas (SER) 9-7


Nicholas Stephenson 8-1 win in singles
Ethan Mitchell/Evan Hall 8-1 win in doubles
Justin Webster/Keith Dolman 8-4 win in doubles


Garner 3
Wake Forest-Rolesville 6


L. Kincheloe (WFR) def. C. Smith (G) 6-0, 6-0
A. Gleeson (WFR) def. K. Fowler (G) 6-2, 6-3
S. Cougar-Biddle (WFR) def. A. Bowling (G) 6-1, 6-1
D. Melnick (WFR) def. C. Simpson (G) 6-0, 4-6, 10-7
J. Stevenson (WFR) def. D. Mejia (G) 6-2, 6-3
J. Kibler (WFR) def. T. Hunter (G) 6-4, 6-2


C. Smith/K. Fowler (G) def. J. Kibler/E. Blalock (WFR) 8-6
T. Hunter/N. Stephenson (G) def. C. Drewitt/C. Kucyk (WFR) 8-5
S. Whittington/R. Mahjoub (G) def. A. Zaeem/T. Allsion (WFR) 8-5

Record: (7-5, 3-4)

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North Garner Downs East Garner to Continue Streak


Since North Garner and East Garner resumed their baseball series in 2005, North Garner had never lost to East Garner and on Thursday that trend continued, as the North Garner Trojans held on to win a wild one, 11-7 over East Garner at Trojan Park.

North got on the board first in the second inning as Nicholas Gallogly singled to left to plate two and give North a 2-0 lead. But, East stormed right back in the bottom half to cut the lead in half as North Garner starter, Brighton Hudson walked the bases loaded before walking Jonathan Rodriguez to plate the first East Garner run and after two complete it was 2-1 North Garner.

East Garner jumped on top for the first time in the game in the bottom of the third as the first two batters reached base and with one out, Michael Mason singled to load the bases for Ches Woodall who singled to plate the second run of the inning and make it 3-2 East Garner. The Trojans added another and after three it was 4-2 East.

That lead didn't last long as North Garner plated four runs in the top of the fourth inning to retake the lead on East Garner and relief pitcher, Jonathan Rodriguez. Gregory Stewart led off the inning for North Garner with a swinging bunt down the third base line and that sent Rodriguez off the mound but he made an errant throw to first allowing Stewart to reach third base. Stone Gulley was the next to hit and he laced a single to left to score Stewart and make it 4-3.

Trever Wiley was the next hitter up and after he walked, that brought Chance Corbin to the plate who flaired a single to left. After a Nicholas Gallogly walk, the bases were loaded for Caleb Norris who singled to plate two and give North a 6-4 lead.

East Garner would again retake the lead in the bottom of the frame with three runs. Jonathan Rodriquez led off the inning with a walk and then proceeded to steal both second and third before scoring on a throwing error. The big hit of the inning was a RBI triple from Jonathan Sierra and after four complete it was 7-6 East Garner.

That score remained the same until the sixth inning when North Garner scored, again. East Garner got the first two out with relative easy, but that's when the North Garner lead off man came to the plate and laced a triple down the left field line. He scored one batter later on a pass ball to tie the score at seven.

North Garner loaded the bases on walks and the bases were cleared by Stone Gulley who roped a three run double to left field which put the game away. North would add an insurance run in the seventh, and East would get no closer as the final score was 11-7 North Garner.

North Garner improves to 5-1 on the year while East Garner falls to 2-3 on the season.


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Trojans Hold On to Win 4th Straight!


The Varsity Baseball team returned to action on Tuesday night for the endowment game as they traveled to Millbrook High School to tangle with the Wildcats, a team that beat Garner twice last season. Once in the regular season then, Millbrook ended Garner's season in the second round of the State Playoffs with a 6-4 win last season. Well, the Trojans avenged that loss on Tuesday as they held on to defeat Millbrook 9-6 behind an outstanding team effort.

Garner scored in the opening frame as Jesse Fisher walked to begin the ball game and later advanced to second on a walk to Alec Hulmes, Fisher then stole third putting himself in scoring position and he later came into score as Colin Perry bounced out to short, but did get the job done for his fifth RBI of the season.

The Trojans opening the game up in the third as the first three hitters of the inning got on base. Jared Newbry led off the inning with a double to right center, but on the play, the Wildcat right fielder had issues fielding the ball allowing Newbry to advance to third. Following back to back walks to Jesse Fisher and Garner starting pitcher Alec Hulmes, the bases were loaded for the hottest Trojan hiter, CJ Schmitt.

With the count even at two balls, two strikes, Schimtt un-loaded on the offering from Eric Honeycutt and hit a towering Grand Slam to right center field for his sixth home run of the season and his 17th RBI of the year and after three, Garner was up 5-0.

But, give Millbrook credit, the did not quit as the Wildcats scored three runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to cut the lead to 5-3 after four complete.

That score was still the same as Garner came up in the top of the seventh looking for some insurance and they got it. Alec Hulmes led off the inning with a double off the left field wall. Following Hulmes, Millbrook elected to intentionally walk CJ Schmitt (who was 2-3 on the night). After the intentional pass, Colin Perry laid down a bunt that no one from Millbrook had a play on and the bases were loaded with no outs.

Brett Walters was the next Trojan to hit and with the infield drawn in, Walters laced a single over the short stops head as two runs came into score. Three batters later, Garner had two outs but was not done scoring as Jared Newbry singled to drive in a pair and give Garner a 9-3 win.

The Wildcats made it interesting in the bottom of the seventh as four runs crossed the plate, before the Trojans closed the deal with the winning run at the plate.

With the win, Garner is now on a four game winning streak and sits at 6-8 overall and will be back in action a week from tonight when they return to Greater Neuse River Conference play as they travel to Harnett Central for a 7:00 first pitch.

Winning Pitcher: Alec Hulmes (2-0) - 3 1/3 IP, 8 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 K

Losing Pitcher: Eric Honeycutt (0-2) - 3 IP, 3 H, 5 ER, 3 BB, 3 K

Leading Garner Hitters: Hulmes 1-2, 2B, 2 BB, Schmitt: 2-3, HR (5), 1B, BB, 4 RBI, Newbry: 3-4, 2B, 2 1B, 2 RBI

GAR 9 12 3

MBK 6 9 1

Trojans Hold Off Cougar Rally for Third Consecutive Win


Garner hit the road again on Saturday for the final day of the Four Oaks Bank Tri-9 Challenge as they traveled to Apex to take on the Cougars who like the Trojans were 2-0 on the weekend. Saturday's contest had a little bit of everything, but when it was all said and done, the Trojans came away with a 9-8 win.

The Trojans got things started from the word go as the first three Garner hitters singled as the first run of the game came home when CJ Schmitt singled home Jesse Fisher and the Trojans were off and running. After Brett Bailey singled to left and scored Alec Hulmes Garner added two more runs and after one inning it was 4-0 Trojans.

Apex scored their first run of the game in the bottom of the second to cut the Trojan lead to three, but it didn't take long for Garner to answer as they plated four more runs in the third.

Alec Hulmes led off the inning and blasted the Ben Serri pitch over the left field fence for his third home run of the year. But, not to be out done, CJ Schmitt was the next Trojan hitter and Schmitt smashed the Scerri pitch to left center field for his fifth home run of the year. Garner would go on to add two more runs in the inning thanks to a couple of Apex errors and a big RBI single from Jared Newbry and after three the Trojans had a 8-1 lead.

However, the Trojans became a bit complacent on offense and allowed Apex to get back into the game as the Cougars put up three runs in the third and in the sixth they found a way to tie the game.

With three runs already crossing the plate, Apex found themselves down by just one with the tying run on third and that's when Garner brought Jacob Baker in to pitch and hopefully close the deal.

Baker was working from the wind up and as a result, Nick Smith broke for home and slid in just ahead of the tag for a steal of home and tie the game at eight. With a two ball two strike count on Keaton Oaks, Garner was looking to get out of the inning, but Oaks had other ideas as he lined the pitch to the gap in right center field, that's when Brett Walters got on his horse and leaped high into the air to make an outstanding catch to keep the score tied heading to the final inning.

In the seventh, Matt Powell led things off as he pinch hit and line a double down the left field line, but as Jacob Baker came to the plate and laid down the bunt, but he bunted it back to the pitcher and the Apex reliever, Bo McMillian fired back to third and got Powell trying to go for third.

Garner brought Matt Hawley in to run for Baker at first and following a base hit by Jared Newbry and a walk to Alec Hulmes, the Trojans had the bases loaded with two outs with CJ Schmitt coming to the plate.

With a three ball one strike count on Schmitt, Bo McMillian fired home a pitch that Garner thought was a bit low and as a result, Hawley began making his way to the plate, but the Apex catcher, Harry Voorhees fired down to third and got Hawley in a run down.

Matt broke for the plate and dove for the plate and as Voorhees attempted to apply the tag the ball slipped out of his glove and Hawley slid in safely with the ninth Garner run of the game.

The Trojans were leading by one going to the bottom of the seventh as Baker came back out for the inning. Baker got the first man swinging for out number one. That was followed by Dylan Edwards who lined a base hit to right field, Brett Walters had a great idea and tried to dive to catch the ball but it was just out of his reach allowing Edwards to make to third base with a triple and now Apex had the tying run just 90 feet away.

That's when the Trojan pitcher bared down and got the next two hitters to swing and miss on three strikes and Garner held on for a 9-8 victory and a 3-0 record on the weekend.

Garner (5-9) is back in action on Tuesday night when they travel to Millbrook for a 7:00 first pitch. This will be an endowment game for both teams and no JV game will be played.

GAR 9 13 5
APX 8 15 4

Winning Pitcher: Jacob Baker - 1 1/3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K

Losing Pitcher: Bo McMillian - 1 2/3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 2 K

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Late Surge Helps Trojans Swarm Yellow Jackets


Garner was riding high after their 4-2 win over Holly Springs Thursday night and thankfully for the Trojans, that momentum carried over to Friday afternoon as Garner took on Lee County High School at Western Harnett High School, and thanks to a late inning offensive surge, Garner routed Lee Co. 11-4.

The Trojans gave the ball to senior pitcher, Matt Powell and for the first two plus innings, Powell pitched outstanding, and the Garner offense gave Powell a early lead as they pushed across the first run of the game in the top of the third.

With two outs, Jesse Fisher drew a walk an after another walk to Alec Hulmes, CJ Schmitt laced a single to left to give Garner a early 1-0 lead.

That lead didn't last long as Garner gave away two runs in the bottom of the frame as the first three batters reached against Powell and after giving up a pair of runs, Powell was lifted in favor of Alec Hulmes who came in and was lights out for the final five innings.

Garner would regain the lead for good in the top of the fifth as the Yellow Jackets went into the bullpen and the Lee Co. reliever, Pat Oldham was greeted very rudely on Good Friday as Jared Newbry began the inning with a line drive single that hugged the third base line. Following a Jesse Fisher sacrifice bunt, Garner was down to their final out of the inning as Hulmes flew out to center. That brought up the Trojan catcher CJ Schmitt who continued his career day at the dish with a line drive double to left field to plate Newbry and tie the game at two.

The next hitter was Aquail Sanders who also laced a line drive double to left and give Garner a lead they would not relinquish as it was 3-2 Garner heading to the sixth.

In the sixth inning, the Trojans really opened the game up. The first three Garner hitters in the inning reached base with infield singles which loaded the bases with one out for the top of the line up.

With the pond full of ducks, Jesse Fisher roped a two-run double to left. That was followed two batters later as CJ Schmitt again came to the plate and sent a 1-2 pitch to deep left field and over the wall for a two run home run. The home run was the fourth home run of the year for Schmitt and the fourth RBI's of the day for the Garner catcher. Once the dust had settled in the sixth, the Trojans sent 10 men to the plate and put six runs on the board.

Each team would add a couple of runs in the final inning as the Trojans (4-9) picked up the 11-4 win over Lee County (5-6).

Thanks to an OUTSTANDING offensive effort from the Trojans and a great job on the mound by Alec Hulmes Garner is in prime position going into the final day of the Four Oaks Bank Tri-9 Challenge as the Trojans will be back in action Saturday at 4:00 at Apex.

Garner Downs Holly Springs


Coming into play Thursday night, Holly Springs was talked about as one of the best teams in the area, but tonight at Trojan Park, Garner was the better of the two squads as they defeated Holly Springs 4-2.

Jacob Baker got the ball for the Trojans and in five innings of work, pitched outstanding allowing just one run while scattering four hits and striking out nine. However, in the game of baseball, you have to score to win and Garner was the first team to do that in the bottom of the second.

After a lead off walk to Colin Perry there was one out as Brett Walters popped up a bunt attempt, but was helped out by his teammate Connor Torruella who was hit by the Justin Manning pitch to put two runners on with two outs. That brought Jared Newbry to the plate and on the first pitch he saw, Newbry laced a single to left field for his first RBI of the season and Garner had a 1-0 lead.

Following the Newbry single, Jesse Fisher drove home his third run of the season when he singled to left to score Torruella and give the Trojans a 2-0 lead.

Garner's lead grew to 3-0 in the fourth when with one out, it was the fantastic Freshman, Jared Newbry who singled to left and scored three batters later on CJ Schmitt's RBI single.

But, give the Golden Hawks some credit as they never went away and after getting a run in the fifth inning to make it 3-1, the Hawks put another run in the sixth.

In the games sixth frame, AJ Sconzo singled with one out then Mike Roach sent a ground ball to short that went under the glove of Jared Newbry to put two one with one out. With the error allowing the inning to continue, Donald Hedgepeth was hit by a Matt Powell pitch and drove home the final Holly Springs run of the game.

Garner added an insurance run in the bottom of the sixth on a RBI single from Aquail Sanders. That would be more than enough for Jackson Pleasant who pitched the final inning and 2/3 to get the first Garner save of the year.

The Trojans (2-9) will be back in action on Friday afternoon as they travel to Western Harnett High School to take on Lee Co. with first pitch slated for 4:00.

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