The Bassett boys soccer team cruised to a 5-0 win over Tunstall Friday night in the Bengals’ Piedmont District opener.
Senior Jake Sharpe had a solid offensive night with a goal and two assists. Zach Atwood also added a helper, as the Bengals had five different goal scorers. Others finding the net were Misael Barco, James Craig, Ethan Truman and Kevin Velez.
Lucas Draper made two saves to record the shutout. It’s the sixth consecutive clean sheet for Bassett (6-0-1-, 1-0).
“It was nice to earn a dominating win in our Piedmont opener,” said head coach Larry Wylie. “We haven’t played well against Tunstall at home lately going 0-2-1 in the last three, so it was a big step in our confidence. It was nice to stay with our gameplan and not allow them to dictate their style.”
Friday’s game was also the fourth annual Bassett Youth Night, as Chik-fil-a helped sponser the event by giving away free coupons for four-piece chicken nuggets. The soccer team then gave away 250 mini soccer balls and 100 gatorade bottles. After the match, kids were able to meet the players and get autographs and pictures.
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The Martinsville softball team knocked off William Fleming 13-2 on Friday afternoon to improve the Bulldogs’ record to 5-5 on the season.
Jasmine Agee pitched a complete game and had 15 strikeouts, and she also had two RBIs at the plate.
Also for Martinsville, Emily Martin drove in two runs and had a triple; Helen Martin had a double and two RBIs; and Rayshaunda Finney had a single and three RBIs.
Martinsville has now won three games in a row and will next play against Dan River at Clearview on April 16.
Martinsville head coach Charlie Holland said he believed this is the first time since the 1990s the Bulldogs have been .500 or better this late in the season.
Bassett’s softball absorbed its first loss of the season Friday afternoon, falling 8-3 at home to Tunstall.
The Bengals (6-1, 0-1 PD) led 3-0 going into the sixth inning, but the Trojans tied the score at 3-3 with the help of a couple Bassett errors.
The Trojans then plated five runs in the top of the seventh inning, and Bassett couldn’t respond in the bottom of the fram.
Taylor Mabry pitched a completed game for Bassett, striking out 12 and allowing three earned runs. Mabry gave up seven hits in the game.
Offensively for the Bengals, Mabry and Laura Davis each had three hits.
Bassett is off next week for spring break and will not play again until April 17 at Chatham.
Golf tournament set for April 14
The third-annual Walker Shank Memorial Golf Tournament will tee off at 2 p.m. April 14 at Forest Park Country Club. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Penn-Shank Memorial Scholarship Fund at Martinsville High School.
The overall champions of this four-man captain's choice tournament will receive a set of four VIP weekend passes to Rooster Walk 4, set for May 25-27. The set is valued at $600. Prizes will also be awarded to the net champions, as well as closest-to-the-pin and longest drive.
Golfers will also receive a pulled pork dinner as well as a post-tourney party with a live band in the FPCC ballroom.
The entry fee is $60 per person or $220 per team. Entry forms can be found at www.roosterwalk.com or at area pro shops. For more information, email Johnny Buck at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration open for softball tournament
A benefit softball tournament for the Houchins family will be held on May 5 at Rotary Field in Stuart.
To register, contact Toney at 276-790-7011.
The registration deadline is April 28.