Grimsley, Page, Ragsdale, winners in playoffs/SEG and VCS season’s over

Posted by Andy Durham on May 10, 2008 at 8:39 am under High School | Read the First Comment

Based on the scores we had called in to Greensborosports.com and AM950 radio last night we had three teams that claimed first-round victories and two teams that saw it all end last evening.

We will have more scores throughout the day but here is what we have from last night so far as of Saturday morning at 9:05am. If you have a score for us please leave it in the comment box and we will add it to what we have collected already.

Page pulled off a huge round one upset by topping East Burke 2-1 on the road with Zach Kornblum tossing a two-hitter. Page will join the Grimlsey Whirlies in round two as the Whirlies move to (18-6) on the season after their 3-2 home win over Charlotte Myers Park. Senior Pat Oechsli hit a solo home run for Grimsley. George Carter doubled home Matt Nettesheim for the win in the 9th inning to give the Whirlies the victory. This one went nine, must have been a good one.

Ragsdale avoided any type of upset bug, with the Tigers defeating Anson County 5-1 in Jamestown. Ragsdale will travel to face the Glenn Bobcats in round two on Tuesday night. Billy Stone hit a HR and Nick McBride struck out 16 for the Tigers on Friday night.

The Southeast Guilford Falcons made it all the way to the State 3-A finals last season but this year they are done after round one. Lake Norman spoiled SEG’s season with a 6-5 final tally and LN moves on to the second round and SEG will hang up their cleats, Post-Season over, before it really got started. You have to hate it for the six SEG seniors(Cam Cockman, Austin Moyer, Jeff Medley, Justin Venable, Eric Seders, and Pat Nisbet).

Southeast Guilford may have been caught off-guard by the Lake Norman offense as the LN team hit two home runs and raced out to an early 3-0 lead that became 5-0 and 6-0 before SEG could get anything going and the Falcons loaded the bases in the fifth and seventh innings and still couldn’t get that extra run home to tie it up and give themselves a chance for a victory.

The Vandalia Vikings lost to Wilson Christian 8-4 in their state semifinals and for Coach Luke Oates and VCS, they came up a game short of the finals this season and will finish at (15-5).

Other scores that we have gathered up this morning include Northeast Guilford over Harnett Central 3-1, Rocky Mount tops Dudley 9-0, and East Forsyth handled Douglas Byrd 7-4.

Thanks to Rusty Lee(Page), Brian Rose(Grimsley), Mike Raybon(Ragsdale), Keith and Leslie Miller(SEG) and Coach Oates(VCS) for sending us along those scores from last night. If you have other scores or comments about last night’s games please leave them in the comment box…..Thanks, AD.

In other action it was Northwood over Eastern Guilford 8-4 and Orange past Southern Guilford 15-3. The Southwest Guilford Cowboys defeated Porter Ridge 3-1 with Blaine McCraw getting the start and Esterlin Paulino working one inning of relief. Brett Underwood and Will Kellam led the Cowboy hitters. SWG will face Lake Norman on Tuesday at Southwest.

In the East Forsyth 7-4 victory over Fayetteville Douglas Byrd, the Eagles were paced by three home runs, one each from Ryan Dull, Luke Dunlap, and Travis Starbuck. Next up for the Eagles will be Watauga comnig to Kernersville on Tuesday.

Still nothing in on the Western Guilford-Triton game. Other round two action set for Tuesday will see Grimsley(18-6) at Huntersville Hopewell(22-4), Page(7-14) at Audrey Kell(22-4) , Northeast Guilford(14-11) at South Granville(20-5), Ragsdale(20-7) at Glenn(21-5), and again Lake Norman(12-13) at Southwest Guilford(17-9)…..

William Graves of Southern Guilford won the 400 meters at the State 2-A Track meet yesterday at N.C. A&T in a time of 48.29 seconds. Congrats to Greensborosports.com reader William Graves, All-Conference football, #2 in the State in wrestling at the 152 pound weight class, and #1 in the State in the 400 meter run on Friday at A&T.

*****Triton beat Western Guilford 11-1 on Friday night at Western and South Johnston topped Rockingham County 14-2….Not a good night for the Triad 3-A conference but at least Northeast was a winner.*****


  • franlin said,

    for grimsley – nettesheim also homered, carter threw 8 innings, 3 hits, 1 earned run, 7 Ks, rose closed out strong in the 9th for the win