Rain showers in the Candler area delayed the start of Saturday’s NCHSAA 3-A softball playoff game by two and a half hours.
Unfortunately for Morganton Freedom, there was nothing else it could do to slow down Jordan Harris and Enka.
Harris set the Sugar Jets’ record for single-season RBIs (46) as the Mountain Athletic Conference champions rolled to a 12-1 win at Griffin Park.
Harris, a senior catcher who has signed with Appalachian State, was one of three Enka players to homer. Florida State recruit Jasmine Palmer and Whitney Fletcher also touched every base. The Sugar Jets (22-0) had 15 total hits.
Harris was 2-for-4 with a team-high three RBIs. Palmer went 4-4 and also had a double and two RBIs. Leadoff Kloyee Anderson was 3-4 with a double and the Alabama recruit also had an RBI. Danielle Harris was 2-4.
The former record for Enka RBIs (43 by Miranda Byerly) had stood since 2000.
Saturday’s game was originally scheduled to start at 3 p.m., but was pushed back to 5:30 due to wet field conditions.
Queens recruit Courtney Pearson limited the visiting Patriots (18-8) to one earned run, no walks and just three hits. The junior had seven strikeouts.
Enka advances to host West Iredell (15-7) in the third round on either Tuesday or Wednesday. The Statesville team beat Forestview, 3-1, in the second round.