We took in some high school baseball on a nice warm Monday evening and our stop on the annual spring tour was Southern Guilford High School out off of Drake Road. The SG Storm was hosting the Northeast Guilford Rams and it was a very tight ball game through the first five innings as the SG starter Jake Ozment had it going on pretty good against the NEG hitters.
The game stayed at 2-2 until the sixth inning when NEG got rolling and the Rams went on to win the game 7-2. Ozment gave up some key hits and he was moved to shortstop and then Southern proceeded to go through two more pitchers and the Storm never crossed home plate again. The final of 7-2 NEG, makes the Rams (1-2) on the year and SG is the same for 2008 at (1-2).
Taylor Atkins, the brother of Chicago Cubs AA pitcher and NEG grad Mitch Atkins, went 3-4 with 2RBI’s and 2 runs scored for NEG. Zach Moore, who is also a soccer player and the football kikcer for NEG, picked up the win in relief, striking out 7 SG Storm batters. Ethan Payne went 2-4 for NEG.
We will have pictures up from this game later today……
Also on Monday in a game we had some of our readers attending, Northwest Guilford lost a tough one to North Davidson 4-3. NWG is now (1-1) and faced a very tough Black Knight squad. ND went deep into the 4-A playoffs last season. If anyone had any stats or info on the NWG players please send it along. NWG is back in action again on Friday and Saturday.
If anyone knows anything about the death of a young man Adam Kincaid, age 23, who I believe attended NWG and played basketball and other sports for the Vikings, please send it our way. I saw the notice but no details in Sunday’s paper(N&R). We are concerned and interested in what happened to the young Mr. Kincaid.
Also on Monday, I’m sure a few of our readers were at the Page-HP Andrews game and saw the Pirates rack up their first win of the year. Page(1-0) topped HPA 13-3 with Zac Kornblun striking out 12 Red Raider batters and only allowing one hit. The Pirates’ Felix Delgado(any relation to Carlos Delgado?) had 3 hits/3RBI’s/2 runs scored/2 stolen bases, while Kyle Taylor was 2-2 with 2 doubles and 2RBI’s. HPA is now (1-1).
Greensboro Day School knocked off Westchester Christian 7-2 behind the pitching and hitting of Tim Vanthaer and the hitting of Nathan Tilley(any relation to Don Tilley?)
On tap today is the “First-Ever” game for Coach Johnny Smith and Northern Guilford as they host the Smith Golden Eagles(0-1) out on Spencer Dixon Road. We also have:
Southeast Guilford(2-0) at Eastern Randolph
SW Randolph at Ragsdale(3-0)
Southwest Guilford(1-1) at Ledford(Ledford has Tyler Hanover the transfer from East Forsyth and Kevin Conley the sports guy at WGHP FOX8, his kids play at Ledford)
*****The N&R had Page-HPA and NEG-SG, but both of those were played yesterday and wouldn’t think they would hook up again today.*****