The Roanoke Rapids High School Yellow Jackets Varsity team traveled to South Granville on Tuesday night and came away with a 13-2 win over the Vikings.
AJ Strickland pitched the complete Jackets game victory striking out 6 batters over the 6 innings.
Leading hitters for Roanoke Rapids were Jon Lewis Temple with 3 hits (including a 2 run homerun over the left field fence) with 3 RBI, Austin Geary with 3 hits (2 doubles) and 1 RBI, Caleb Elias with 2 hits, AJ Strickland with 2 hits (double) and 3 RBI, Matthew MacNichol with 2 hits (double), Josh Coker with 2 hits, Drew Williams with 2 hits and 1 RBI, Josh Miller with 2 hits, and Maddox Bullock with 2 hits (triple) and 4 RBI.
Coach Mark Snead stated, "We played a good game tonight. AJ threw really well and our defense stepped up behind him. Our offense came alive and we had hits from 1 through 9 in our lineup. I am proud of the guys tonight. Now we look to keep building on this and get better each game."
With the win the Yellow Jackets improve to 5-0 overall and in the Northern Carolina Conference.
RRHS will now host South Granville on Friday night as part of a JV/Varsity doubleheader. The JV game will start at 4pm with the Varsity game to follow.