Softball: Wayne Christian Improves To 8-0 With Win Against Goldsboro (PHOTO GALLERY)

Softball: Wayne Christian Improves To 8-0 With Win Against Goldsboro (PHOTO GALLERY)

Wayne Christian remained undefeated with an 18-0 win against Goldsboro in five innings on Thursday.

The Eagles had 19 hits as a team, while Brianna Verme pitched all five innings, gave up zero hits and walks, and threw 11 strikeouts.

With the victory, Wayne Christian improves its record to 8-0 overall, while Goldsboro drops to 3-4 overall.

“I was pleased with how we played,” Wayne Christian had coach Tommy Fox said. “We had almost a week off, so it was nice to knock some rust off. Bri pitched really well, she hit her spots and moved the ball around, so I’m very pleased.”

The Eagles’ bats were hot early, and the Eagles held a 2-0 lead after one inning.

In the bottom of the second inning, Katie King’s two-RBI triple and Carolina Fox’s RBI single helped Wayne Christian build up a 5-0 lead.

Later in the inning, Brittney Butt’s RBI triple and Maddy Sutton’s RBI single gave the Eagles a 7-0 lead.

“I was really pleased with how hit the ball,” Fox said. “We hit a lot of balls really hard. Our speed at the top of the order puts a lot of pressure on the defense.”

The Cougars came up empty offensively in the third and fourth innings, while Wayne Christian continued to add to its lead.

In the bottom of the third inning, Ella Fox hit an RBI single to push Wayne Christian ahead 8-0, while in the bottom of the fourth, the Eagles exploded for 10 runs and had an 18-0 lead at the end of the fourth inning.

Verme gained the win on the mound. The junior now has an 8-0 record this season to go along with a 0.18 earned run average.

Wayne Christian next faces Wilson Christian Academy (1-2) today, while Goldsboro travels to James Kenan (2-5) on Monday.