Whirlies back in the Batter’s Box, SWG and SEG looking good too

The Grimsley Whirlies got back in the win column on Monday night with their 12-2 victory over Dudley in six innings.  Dudley committed 6 errors in the first two innings and that led to an early 9-2 Grimsley lead. 

Grimsley got the 12 runs on only 6 hits and the Dudley Panther throwing errors proved to be very costly to DHS.  Andrew Justice pitched well for GHS and leadoff man Alan Craven went 3-4 with a double, and RBI, and two stolen bases.  Shortstop Clint Moore nearly cleared the fence in left field but the ball stayed in the air long enough for the Dudley outfielder to make a play on the ball.

There was a pre-game field naming ceremony at Grimsley and I believe the new facility will be called Grundy-Young Field in honor of two former Whirlie coaches.  Grimsley goes to 6-4 with the win and faces Rockingham County up next on Wednesday afternoon at 5:30.

Southwest Guilford moved to 10-0 in HS baseball on Monday with the Cowboys 7-2 decision over East Davidson.  Reid Holmes’ ballclub is looking tough and with men like Andrew Slack on the mound SWG is going to be hard to beat.  A matchup between SWG and Ragsdale may be coming up in the playoffs.

Southeast Guilford is staying step-for-step with Ragsdale and they have a huge meeting coming up on Thursday in Jamestown.  SEG defeated Trinity 5-0 on Monday to go 8-2 overall and the Falcons are 4-1 in conference play.  Jody Hackett got the shutout win over THS while Cam Cockman and Jeff Medley have been hitting the ball with power for SEG.  The Big Game is this Thursday agaisnt Ragsdale in Jamestown.