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Brevard Gets Trio Of Victories In Spring Sports Openers


March 5, 2018

Things couldn’t have gone much better for the Brevard High School athletic program last Friday as the Blue Devils picked up three victories in their spring season openers.

At home, the girls’ soccer team defeated Mitchell, 4-1, and the baseball team defeated East Henderson, 12-2, in just five innings.

The Lady Blue Devils struck three times in the first half against the Mountaineers and tacked on one second-half goal for the win.

Brevard returns to the field Monday when they travel to face Swain County.

On the diamond, Brevard capitalized on some Eagles’ miscues to score six runs in the second inning on their way to the win.

Two errors and a fielder’s choice accounted for three runs, while a single from Luke Ellenberger and a double from Dylan Troyer drove in the other three.

Ellenberger came up big the following inning when he blasted a three-run home run to left field to put Brevard up 9-2.

With the score 10-2 in the bottom of the fifth, Troyer came up with a single to drive two runs across the plate and end the game early via the 10-run rule.

Ellenberger and Troyer both finished with four RBIs each.

Matthew Kelley was also 1-for-3 with two RBIs.

Jay Smith got the win on the mound, going four innings and allowing two earned runs on seven hits.

The Blue Devils are back in action at home on Thursday when they host Erwin at 7 p.m.

Just over the Henderson County line, the Lady Blue Devils started 2018 with a bang, as well, defeating West Henderson 13-1 in six innings.

The win was capped off by a three-run homer from Brooke Nanney in the sixth inning. She finished the day with four RBIs.

Hannah Cabe recorded three hits, scored four times and had one RBI.

Sophomore Sydney Gilbert got the win in the circle.

Gilbert threw a complete game and allowed just one run on two hits while striking out 11 batters.

Brevard’s next game is Wednesday when they host Tuscola at 4:30 p.m.


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