BHS ends league skid

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, March 30, 2004

WINDSOR – The streaks keep falling at Bertie.

The Falcons used the strong pitching of senior hurler Corey Castelloe and some timely hitting to blank Northeastern 4-0 and win their first game ever inside the Northeastern Coastal Conference wars.

&uot;It feels good to get this behind us,&uot; assistant coach Robert Kravitz said. &uot;The guys have worked hard and it showed today. They definitely wanted to play better after Wednesday’s loss.&uot;

Based on Wednesday’s 11-0 loss to North Pitt, the Falcons might now have expected much. According to BHS skipper Randy Whitaker, the only thing Bertie did on that day was get on the bus &uot;and we didn’t do that very well.&uot;

The Falcons did do things right Friday, however, as they grabbed an early 1-0 lead and held on to claim the victory that pushed them to 1-1 inside the Northeastern Coastal Conference wars.

Brian Mizelle started the scoring when he reached on a walk in the first inning and then came around to score on an error.

The Falcons plated a pair an inning later when Lance Thomas got a rally going when he doubled. Castelloe followed with an RBI-single.

Matthew Schwab’s sacrifice moved Castelloe to second before Chris Gray and Mizelle reached on walks. Marcus Thomas drew a bases-loaded walk to plate Castelloe.

Bertie scored their final run in the fifth frame when Thomas drew a walk and Castelloe doubled him home to give himself a 4-0 advantage.

From there, Castelloe handled the Eagles, allowing only three baserunners the rest of the way.

&uot;The main thing was we came out ready to play,&uot; Whitaker said. &uot;We couldn’t have looked worse than we did Wednesday.

&uot;Tonight, we came out focused and ready to play,&uot; he added. &uot;We were also able to take advantage of Northeastern’s mistakes and that’s what you have to do to win.&uot;

The Falcons, now 3-6 overall and 1-1 inside the league play. They will host Manteo tonight (Tuesday) at 7 p.m.