Manteo senior Emily Williams on the mound against First Flight. (Photos by Taylor Newton)
First Flight freshman Isabella Edwards connects during the first inning of the game. (Photos by Taylor Newton)
Manteo senior Delany Swain attempts to get First Flight freshman Molly Richards out after an attempt to steal second base. (Photos by Taylor Newton)
Manteo sophomore Brooklyn Creef looks to throw the ball to second base in an attempt to stop a First Flight run. (Photos by Taylor Newton)
First Flight senior Laney Dexter attempts to stop Manteo senior Taryn Booth run to first base. (Photos by Taylor Newton)
Manteo sophomore Mason McCord (left) slides back into first base as First Flight freshman Fionn Reilly catches a ball from the pitcher. (Photos by Taylor Newton)
First Flight sophomore Everest Ouellette (right) attempts to tag Manteo senior Riley Perciful. (Photos by Taylor Newton)
First Flight sophomore Jordan Kempton started the game against Manteo. (Photos by Taylor Newton)
Manteo junior Wyn Wheeler connects against First Flight. (Photos by Taylor Newton)
Manteo senior Gage Tolson catches a ball hit to the outfield. (Photos by Taylor Newton)
First Flight freshman Dillon Francis slides into home base during the last inning of the game. (Photos by Taylor Newton)
First Flight senior Vincent Albanese (1) slides into second base evading Manteo junior Wyn Wheeler. (Photos by Taylor Newton)
Photos by Taylor Newton
Rivals First Flight and Manteo faced off in a baseball/softball doubleheader on March 24 on First Flight’s Kill Devil Hills home fields.
The First Flight varsity baseball team won the game against Manteo by a score of 5-1. Both teams scored a run during in the first inning, but First Flight put the game away with two-run rallies in the third and sixth innings. Starter Jordan Kempton went the distance to get the win while striking out 8 batters. First Flight managed to score its 5 runs on 5 hits.
The results were reversed in softball, as the Manteo varsity women defeated First Flight 7-2, scoring the last 7 runs in the game. Emily Williams pitched a complete game for the win, yielding no earned runs. Brooklyn Creef led a balanced 9-hit attack with 2 hits.