Busy week on tap for Person baseball, softball

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A busy week for the Person baseball and softball teams began Tuesday at Eastern Alamance.

The results from the games were unavailable at press time.

The Rocket baseball team will play the Eagles twice this week, with the second game scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday night at home. Person (1-2) opened the conference slate last week with two losses against Rockingham County.

Eastern Alamance (3-1) got off to a strong start in Mid-State Conference play with victories last week against Morehead and are currently tied atop the league with Rockingham County and Northern Guilford.

The Rockets are 60th in the initial MaxPreps Adjusted 3A Rankings, which are released by the North Carolina High School Association each Monday of the regular season. Eastern Alamance is ranked 20th.

The Person softball team (1-2, 1-1) faced a huge test Tuesday when it traveled to Eastern Alamance. The Eagles (2-0) enter the week as the top team in the 3A MaxPreps rankings after road victories against Morehead and Northern Guilford. Eastern Alamance features one of the top freshmen in the country in Kenna Raye Dark. The newcomer has made a splash for the Eagles, batting .750 with five RBIs to start the season and has picked up both victories inside the circle. In her two outings, she’s surrendered just one earned run on four hits, while striking out 24.

Eastern Alamance will travel to Roxboro Community School Wednesday.

The Rockets are scheduled to face traditional 3A power Orange Wednesday and will wrap up the week Thursday against Morehead.

Person picked up its first victory on the young season Thursday when it rallied from a four-run deficit to knock off Northeast Guilford, 8-6 on the road.

The Rockets have gotten a lift from RCS transfer Kailey Mangum, The junior joined the softball team after the conclusion of the girls’ basketball season and is 5-for-7 with three doubles in two games.

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