First Flight baseball team advances with 13-1 win 

By on May 11, 2022

First Flight High School’s senior lefty Porter Braddy struck out 14 hitters and allowed only one base hit against Wilson Hunt. (Photos by Taylor Newton)
First Flight senior Greer Farr (right) slides back safely to first base. (Photos by Taylor Newton)
Hunt senior Luke Dilda on the mound against the Nighthawks. (Photos by Taylor Newton).
First Flight senior Noah Smeltzer puts the breaks on at second. (Photos by Taylor Newton).
Hunt senior Lucas Robinson (left) attempts to tag First Flight senior Cole Eldridge sliding into second base. (Photos by Taylor Newton)
First Flight senior Porter Braddy contributes a hit in a win against Hunt. (Photos by Taylor Newton)
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Season ends for FFHS softball team, Manteo baseball and softball squads.

Photos by Taylor Newton

First Flight High School’s senior lefty Porter Braddy struck out 14 hitters and allowed only one base hit in leading the team to a 13-1 victory over Wilson Hunt on May 10 in a 3A home playoff game. Due to the 10-run rule, the contest concluded after Hunt batted in the top of the fifth. Of the 15 outs recorded by First Flight, only one of them actually occurred in the field of play with Braddy racking up the other 14 by K.

The No. 5 seed First Flight squad (season record of 17-7) will have another playoff game at home as they advance to the second round against No. 21 seed North Brunswick on Friday, May 13.

Unfortunately, the season ended for the First Flight girls softball team on May 10 as they dropped a 12-2 playoff contest on the road against Currituck. For the season, the team finished with an overall mark of 8-8, including a 7-5 conference record.

Manteo squads drop playoff contests

The Manteo High School softball team lost its 2A playoff game on the road at Midway by a score of 5-0 on May 10, a game in which the team was limited to 1 hit by Midway pitching. For the season, the Manteo girls end with an 8-12 overall record.

The Manteo boys baseball team also saw its season end on May 10 with a 10-0 road playoff loss to No 1 seed East Duplin, which sports an unblemished 22-0 record this season. In that contest, also shortened by the 10-run rule, Manteo was one-hit by the two East Duplin pitchers. For the season, Manteo finished with an overall record of 6-14.




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