Tarboro wins classic championship 9-8
The Tarboro Vikings have turned into the comeback kids. They trailed in two of three games in the 20th Annual Tarboro Easter Classic and found a way to make comebacks each time. The last time was the biggest, because that comeback helped crown them the 2013 Classic champions. They defeated Lawrence Academy 9-8 Friday night at Municipal Stadium in front of a large home crowd.
Cougars lose final game of classic
Third-year SouthWest Edgecombe Cougars coach Tommy Tolson saw some good things and other parts of the game that he wants his team to work on. But his overall view on the Cougars performance in the classic was positive.
The Cougars lost their final game of the Classic 5-2 Friday in eight innings to Jefferson Forest, but it didn't come with an extra effort from Tolson's squad.
20th Annual Tarboro Easter Classic All Tournament Team
20th Annual Tarboro Easter Classic
All Tournament Team
Travis Martin – MVP
Bunn High School
St. Maria Goretti
Cougars defeat Gaels 13-4
Discipline has been a big part of the SouthWest Edgecombe Cougars struggles this season. Just the small things on and off the field have added up. That all changed Thursday when they got that under control and defeated the St. Maria Goretti Gaels 13-4 in the second losers bracket game.
Warriors back in title game; knocks off Bunn in 7th inning
The Lawrence Academy Warriors accomplished their goal in the 20th Annual Tarboro Easter Classic. They wanted to make it back to the championship game for the fifth time in seven years. They accomplished it after fighting back in the sixth and seventh innings in poor playing conditions. With rain coming down nonstop, the Warriors managed to score nine runs in the last two innings to defeat the Bunn Wildcats 9-8.
Tarboro rallies late to win 11-10
Excitement filled Municipal Stadium Wednesday night as the host team Tarboro Vikings fought back from a seven run deficit against the St. Maria Goretti Gaels to earn the 11-10 win.
Momentum is something the Vikings haven't had on their side this season, but they turned the tide and made sure they caught momentum heading into today's action.
Cougars fall to Falcons in 8 innings
All SouthWest Edgecombe Cougars coach Tommy Tolson could do was shake his head after the game Wednesday in the opening round of the 20th Annual Tarboro Easter Classic. His team couldn't catch a break when they needed one and were unable to make the plays on a couple on ground balls, because of the way the ball bounced. The Cougars were defeated by the Jefferson Area Falcons 9-6 in eight innings.
"We got some bad bounces," Tolson said. "We have to make the big plays in a game like this though."
Lawrence Academy, Bunn meet after winning respective games
The Lawrence Academy Warriors got a positive outing from senior right hander Darren Armstrong Wednesday. He threw a complete game two hit shut out against the Jefferson Forest Cavaliers. The Warriors defeated the Cavaliers 2-0 and advance to the winners bracket game today at 4 p.m.
Cornelius wins derby with one homer
The 20th Annual Tarboro Easter Classic got off to a slow start Tuesday night at Municipal Stadium. The opening event of each classic always has a home run derby to cap off the night after fans, players and coaches eat barbeque with all of the trimmings. This year's event was like no other in the past. In the years past, there would be baseballs flying out of the park left and right and the winner usually had hit at least five to six home runs during the entire event. Not this year though.
Classic kicks off today
The 20th Annual Tarboro Easter Classic kicks off today at 11 a.m. with four games slated to take place at historical Municipal Stadium.
The first game of the day will be between defending champion, the Jefferson Forest Cavaliers from Virginia and the Lawrence Academy Warriors who are from Merry Hill.
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