Made the road trip today and got some news and scores along the way.
At Allen Middle School it was the Allen School Vikings 5, Ferndale Middle School out of High Point 4. Will Johnson was one of the leaders for the Ferndale Trojans with two hits and two RBI’s in the loss. All of Allen’s runs came early in the game, four in first and one in the second, and then Ferndale settled down and made the comeback but came up just a little short.
Got the word from McCrary Field down in Asheboro that the Southeast Guilford Falcons JV’s knocked off the home standing Blue Comets 9-3 to improve to (3-1) for the season. Didn’t catch any stats but I would assume that Tiger Miller was steady as usual for the Falcons at second base and that Dylan Shutt was doing something right. Word has it that the SEG varsity moves to (4-0) with the ten-run rule in effect over Asheboro. No details yet but we will get them.
Made the stop at Grimsley for the Whirlies vs. the Flying Phoenix out of McMichael up in Rockingham County and when I walked in it was Phoenix 1 and Whirlies 0. Grimsley went to work and Big George Carter hit a triple and then Matt Nettesheim connected for a double later on and Shaq Jacobs and Yuri Johnston and Patrick Ochesli and Gabe Dimock were all hitting the ball and the Whirlies went from being down 1-0 to McMichael to winning the game 7-1.
Grimsley goes to (3-1) and the winning pitcher was Jon Wilkinson and he was still throwing strong in the top of the seventh. Alan Ashkinazy was moving players in and out like we were at the car auction out on East Lee Street extension again but after the slow start and with patience paying big-time dividends the Whirlies are young but they are winning.
The word from Memorial Stadium today is that N.C. A&T lost a one-run game to UNC-Asheville, 6-5 and it was a tough loss. No time to fret over that game though, the Aggies are action again tomorrow at 6pm vs. High Point University.
I spoke with new GTCC Titan baseball coach John Barrow and he had good things to say about John Neese and Hunter Bennett, two of his key freshman from Northwest Guilford High School. Coach Barrown said they had a game at NewBridge Bank Park the other day and that the kids are in the first-year Titan baseball program are finding out that there is a huge difference between high school and college ball. As Kevan Moore put it, even right field is a real tight spot to try and place a ball on the college level.
If anybody has any more scores or stats just good ahead and put them in the comment box and be sure to get out and support the high school teams and N.C. A&T, GTCC, Greensboro College, UNCG, and Guilford College.