HS Baseball Tonight

Posted by Andy Durham on May 22, 2009 at 9:13 pm under Amateur, High School, Professional | 2 Comments to Read

Mount Tabor 11
Northwest Guilford 10

7 innings
WP:Garret Hickman
LP:Robbie McIntosh in relief
HR’s:Grand Slam Sanders Kuxhausen (NWG)
Matt Batts 2-run shot(MT)

Northern Nash – 7
Western Guilford – 0

East Rowan 9
Southwest Guilford 1

HIGH POINT — The gap between East Rowan’s baseball team and a potential state championship was narrowed to five victories Friday night.

Just don’t broadcast it too loud around coach Brian Hightower.

“We always think game-to-game,” he insisted after the Mustangs disposed of host Southwest Guilford 9-1 in a third-round matchup. “At-bat to at-bat. Pitch to pitch. You never look ahead.”

Hightower remains a thinking man’s kind of coach, always calculating ways of gaining an advantage. After East (23-4) collected 12 hits, stole seven bases and plowed its way into Tuesday’s fourth-round game at Lake Norman, he provided some you-are-there insight.

“This game is 90 percent mental,” he said. “When you feel like you can do some things at the plate and feel like you can do some things on the mound and you know you’ve got guys behind you defending, it’s a confidence builder. Right now our guys are feeling confident and coming through.”

The Mustangs can thank pitcher Corbin Shive for steering them into the winner’s circle last night. The Charlotte-bound right-hander was more of a laborer than a craftsman on the mound, surviving five innings before reliever Kent Basinger tied it all up in a pretty package.

SWG finishes at (15-11). Above info at wwwsalisburypost.com

McMichael 6
Graham 3

Pitcher Joseph Hughes is looking like a mountain of man right now for McMichael.(The Phoenix) He’s trying to carry them all the way and you never know?????

Junior Legion Baseball:
Southeast Guilford 5
Western Alamance 1

WP:Austin Bain(1-0)
LP:Chris Lowe(0-1)

*****Crazy last check it was in the 12th inning and Baltimore had just moved ahead of Washington in our nation’s capitol. One of the Greensborosports.com readers called in searching for scores and said he got in to see the Nationals vs. the Orioles for just five bucks, upper deck. Not a bad deal……..*****

  • NW Fan said,

    The Viking baseball team made a great effort to come back in the third round game after falling behind 9-0. They scored 6 runs with two outs to take the score to 9-6 in the 4th. The Vikings would have scored a 7th run when Robbie McIntosh’s shot over the right field fence was brought back in by the Mt Tabor right fielder. In the 5th, Sanders Kuxhausen hit a grand slam to send the Vikings up 10-9 and the large NW crowd into a frenzy. Kuxhausen had a great game with 6 RBI’s on the night with a clutch single to drive in two runs in the 4th and the grand slam in the 5th. Mt Tabor came back in the 6th with a two run homer over center that was just out of the reach of NW cemterfielder Glen Clemmons’ glove. Hats off to coach Sonny Gann and the Vikings who finished 21-4 on the season Each player made a solid contribution to the team. We wish our seven seniors all of the best in their futures at Elon, UNC-Ashville, GTCC, East Caroline, and NCSU (three). We have enjoyed watching each of you over the many years you have played in our community. You will be missed by the Northwest baseball family.

  • NW Fan said,

    Would also like to include to the above notes that Stephen Mekita was 2-4 in the NW game with a homerun.