Courtesy of Mike Ellis, Jamestown News…
R H E Wheatmore (1-0) 4 5 1 Ragsdale (1-1) 0 3 1
WP – Chase Saunders (1-0)
LP – Tim Ambrose (0-1)
Key Players: Ragsdale – Cesar Trejo: 1 for 3, 2B. Wheatmore– Gareth McKee 2 for 4, HR, 2 RBI’s; Chase Saunders: 4 1/3 innings pitched, 3 hits, 0 runs, 10 K’s, 1 for 3 at plate with an RBI; Devon Holbrook: 2 2/3 innings pitched, 0 runs, 0 hits, 3 K’s
Gareth McKee led off the game for Wheatmore and took the second pitch he saw over the left centerfield wall to put the Warriors up 1 – 0. The score remained that way until the fourth, when Wheatmore got back to back singles to drive in runs from Chase Saunders and Clint Marsh to go up 3 – 0. They added a final run in the fifth as McKee singled to drive in Bradley Hunt who had gotten on board with a walk.
Tim Ambrose got the start for Ragsdale and went 4 2/3 giving up four runs on four hits to take the loss. Saunders started for the Warriors and was in command from the start, striking out 10 batters and only allowing 3 base runners. Saunders only went to a three ball count on one batter.
Ragsdale will travel to Wilson, NC on Saturday to face D.H. Conley at 4:00 PM while Wheatmore will be at East Davidson on Friday for a 4:30 game.