• 1:45 pm Library holiday hours in observance of Memorial Day
  • 1:31 pm Smithfield receives a Rising Steward Award
  • 1:15 pm Baldwin Branch Presents Clothes Closet and Food Pantry
  • 12:45 pm Nine N.C. Airports Receive Funds for Safety, Development Projects
  • 12:36 pm CresCom Bank Welcomes New Team Members

BLADENBORO – Senior Arianna Daniels pitched a 3-hitter Tuesday night as East Columbus defeated West Bladen 16-1 in Three Rivers Conference softball action.

The Lady Gators built an 11-0 lead in the first two innings led by Alanna Deal who batted 3-3 with 2 runs batted in and scored 3 runs. Teammate Sanauwa Campbell finished 2-3 with 3 rbi’s and 2 runs scored.

East Columbus’ Rodsalind Harper batted 2-3 with 2 runs scored, and Zae Flowers finished 2-4 at the plate with 3 rbi’s and 2 runs scored.

The Lady Knights scored in the home half of the fifth inning. Pitcher Shelby Pharr drilled a single to right field, and her courtesy runner, Olivia Allen, stole second base.Two outs later junior Kasee Singletary ripped a single to centerfield. Senior Conner Brisson smacked a single that scored Allen.

Brisson, Pharr and Singletary had one hit each for the Lady Knights. Brisson drove in the run, and Allen scored a run.

West Bladen, now 8-6 in league play and 10-6 overall, will travel to St. Pauls Thursday night.