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Recreation season pushes forward

AHOSKIE – Results from Ahoskie Recreation League summer baseball and softball games for the past two weeks.

Softball:

Catherine’s – 13, Ellen’s – 10

Catherine’s scored seven runs in the second inning to take a commanding lead early in a 13-10 win over Ellen’s.

Mary-Joe Harrell struck out 4 batters en route to the victory. Harrell, Kelsie Polson, Gina Revelle, Courtnie Malone and Tyler Castelow all went 2-for-3 from the plate for the winning team. Katie Blowe, Heather Joyner, Katie Blowe and Janah each managed a hit for Catherine’s.

Ellen’s fell despite having four players bat a thousand. Ashley Burkett and Lauren Lassiter garnered three hits in as many at bats. Taylor Mckeel and Erin Cooke went to the plate twice and got hits on each occasion.

Little League Baseball:

Lions – 4, Cooper Melton – 3

Casey Howard struck out 14 batters in a close win for the Lions.

Cooper Melton’s Tyler Pryor managed to fan 10 batters himself in the loss.

The Lions put two runs on the scoreboard in the bottom of the first inning and had to comeback after Cooper Melton took a 3-2 lead into the bottom of the third inning. The Lions scored insurance runs in the 4th and 5th innings.

Casey Howard had a triple and a double for the Lions while Brandon Owens added a double of his own to go along with a single. Bobby Merritt and Jackson Moody each had a single for the winning team.

Stoney Creek – 11, Athletes Foot – 0

Mitchell Godwin struckout nine batters and had three hits in a convincing win over Athletes Foot.

The second inning began with Stoney Creek holding a 1-0 lead. After scoring three runs in consecutive innings and the adding four more in the fourth, Stoney Creek didn’t need to produce any further scores as Athletes Foot only managed two hits, both by Tyler Burden, and no runs for the remainder of the game.

Daniel Merritt went 3-for-5 from the plate. Marvin Harrell Brock Merritt, and Chris Edwards all went 2-for-4 for Stoney Creek.

Midget League:

Kiwanis – 9, WOW – 8

Kiwanis withstood a late rally from WOW to hold on for a narrow victory. Thomas Riddick had two hits and struckout three batters to help lead his team to the win.

Holding a 9 – 3 lead after three innings, WOW put five runs on the scoreboard in the top half of the fourth inning to close the lead to one run. Kiwanis pitcher Brandon Terry came in to relieve Riddick and struck out three batters himself to hold off the opposition. Bryan Merritt had 4 RBI’s off two hits. Bobby Merritt and Quincy Godwin each drove in a run with two hits apiece. Terry had a double to go along with his 3 K’s.

Pizza Inn – 17, Mid-East – 6

John Reynolds had three strikeouts and Chris Adams fanned three batters in relief in a win.

Pizza Inn scored 11 runs in the first and six more in the second. Mid-East opened the game with a four run first and scored two more runs in the next inning in the loss.

Devin Ivey, Nick Adams and John Reynolds each had base hits for Pizza Inn.

Mid-East -5, WOW – 3

Lewis Bridgers went 3-for-3 and scored three runs for Mid-East. Marquis Holley and Desmond Gatling each scored a run with one and two hits respectively. Matt Evans and Thomas Bridgers each got a hit as well, while Cody Ferguson managed two hits of his own.

Rotary -14, Family Services – 1

Rotary’s Ackerman Grace had two homeruns and a single in a convincing win over Family Services. Ryan Weaver went 4-for-4 with a homerun and Mary-Joe Harrell had three hits in three at bats for the winning team.

Matthew Judge, Blake Outlaw and Eric Ortiz each had one hit, while Woody Lowe and Logan Jenkins had two hits apiece.

Rotary scored nine runs in the first two innings and never looked back, holding Family Services to one run in the first inning.

Junior League:

Golden Skillet -6, Andy’s -1

Travis Ellis improved his record to 3-1 for the season from the mound as he struck out six batters and allowed only one hit over three innings in a victory. Andy Daughtridge pitched in relief and struck out three batters in the final two innings and did not allow a hit.

The game pitted two 3-1 teams each looking to get some separation from the other.

Miles Harrell fanned eight batters in the loss as Andy’s only managed to get two hits for the entire game.

Golden Skillet’s Travis Ellis and Dillon Lowe each scored two runs while driving in one and two RBI’s respectively. Daughtridge had three singles while Patrick Dilday and Zack Ray each had a hit.

Golden Skillet – 6, Savin & Hill -4

Golden Skillet scored five runs in the third inning and held off a late rally to defeat Savin & Hill.

Andy Daughtridge started on the mound for Golden Skillet and struck out seven batters, allowing only two hits over three and a half innings. Patrick Dilday finished on the mound for Golden Skillet, striking out two batters in a little more than one inning.

Ellis, Daughtridge, Dilday, Josh Cane and Austin Britton all scored for the winning team.

Savin & Hill’s David Bracket, Richard Burns, Grayson Toms and Michael Vaughan all got on base in the defeat. Burns scored twice, and Toms managed to score an inside the park homerun. Burns struckout six batters in the loss.

Cooper-Melton – 13, Athletes Foot – 12

Jake Krieger pitched five innings and struckout 11 batters in the victory while Patrick Kirby ended up on the wrong side of the score, striking out eight batters in five innings.

After three innings, Cooper-Melton found themselves losing 10-5. After a six-run 4th, they were still trailing by one run going into the bottom of the final inning.

Brandon Staten went 3-for-3 and had a double in the loss while Tyler Burden managed a double and two triples going 4-for-4.

Jarret Sexton batted .1000 going 3-for-3 with a double for the winning team. Teamates Jaishon White, Evan Ferguson and T.J, Fennell all managed to get on base.

Tyler Pryor was intentionally walked three times in the game. The last time Pryor was walked was in the bottom of the fifth inning. Evan Ferguson had the game winning hit in that inning, driving in Pryor for the victory.

Savin & Hill – 6, Andy’s – 4

Ben Kearney struckout seven batters and Grayson Toms supported that effort with two strikeouts of his own in a win for Savin & Hill.

Both teams managed to get 10 hits during the game, but it was Savin & Hill’s players who crossed the plate twice in the top of the 4th to secure the win.

Tony Adams and Blake Hill each got 3 hits for Andy’s who tied the game at four in the 3rd inning.

Toms, Kearney and Michael Vaughn each got two hits for Savin & Hill while Richard Burns, Thad Perry, David Brackett and Dedonta Beale all managed a hit apiece.

Blake Hill had nine strikeouts in the loss.