Windsor juniors suffer loss

Published 3:50 pm Monday, June 11, 2012

WINDSOR – Setback.

Windsor Post 37’s junior American Legion baseball team saw its four-game win streak snapped Sunday in a 10-4 loss to Currituck Post-531 at  Bertie High School baseball field.

The Bertie County-based juniors managed just seven hits to 13 for the visitors, who avenged a double-header loss to Windsor at Barco last weekend.Sunday’s loss came in a single game.

Adam Cowand, Quinton Reynolds, Christian Bland, Cody Elliott, Josh Ambrose, Michael Scott and Dallas Belch got a hit each, with Belch collecting the team’s only extra-base knock with a double in the third inning.

Terrence Jackson absorbed the loss as the right-hander surrendered seven runs on seven hits and walked three.Conley Raines and Hunter Wynns came on to pitch in relief in temperatures of nearly 90 degrees.

“It was a long game and a hot game, but you’ve got to give credit to them; they swung the bats, they hit the ball, and we didn’t,” said disappointed Windsor coach Bobby Harmon.

“We just could never string together any hits to make anything happen,” he added.

Currituck wasted little time lighting up the scoreboard as they pushed across a pair of runs in the first inning for a 2-0 lead.

That bulge held until the bottom of the second when Windsor halved it. Elliott got a base hit to right field, went to second on a passed ball, then on to third on a wild pitch.

Patrick Castelloe then walked to put runners on the corners. Alex Harmon followed with an infield groundout that scored Elliott, but Castelloe was thrown out trying to score from first, leaving the score, 2-1.

Currituck’s real damage came in the top of the third when they sent 11 men to the plate and scored six runs on six hits, leaving Windsor in an 8-1 hole.

However, Post 37 showed heart and scratched out a couple of runs in the bottom of the frame.

Belch led off with a double before Matthew Weaver sacrificed him to third on a groundout that missed by inches from being a hit. Cowand came up next and got one of Windsor’s two runs-batted-in of the afternoon with a sacrifice groundout that scored Belch.

Reynolds followed with a two-out base hit, then advanced all the way to third on a two-base throwing error by the pitcher on a pickoff move.  The right fielder overthrew third base for another error and allowing Reynolds to score to make it, 8-3.

However, Windsor popped out to end the inning.

Post 37 hung in with Currituck over the next four innings as Post 531 only outscored the home team two runs to one; with both runs coming in the top of the sixth.

Windsor did not go quietly in the bottom of the seventh.

Josh Ambrose, subbing for Alex Harmon, got a base hit to left field. Scott’s single up the middle moved Ambrose all the way to third where he later scored on a throwing error when Weaver reached on a fielder’s choice.

However, Currituck extinguished what little hope Windsor had of a comeback with a double-play to end the game.

Windsor (5-2) played at Ahoskie Post 102 Monday night in a game that ended after press time.

Windsor will host Ahoskie in their next home game Saturday at 2 p.m. back at BHS field.