Windsor sweeps Currituck

Published 12:12 pm Tuesday, July 10, 2012

BARCO – A strong finish, despite the heat.

Windsor’s Post 37 junior American Legion baseball team closed out their regular season Sunday in blistering triple-digit temperatures with a double-header sweep on the road of Currituck Post 531.

The juniors won by final scores of 5-0 and 10-1.

Austin Lee, Terrence Jackson, Alex Harmon and Cody Elliott delivered RBIs for Windsor.

Game-one opened with Windsor getting on the board in the top of the second inning when Belch led off with a walk, stole second and scored on a Harmon single to right.

Six outs later Matthew Weaver led off the third with a liner into right-center. He then stole second and scored on Lee’s RBI triple.  Lee would later score the game’s third run on a passed ball.

In the fourth, Adam Cowand reached on a one-out fielder’s choice and stole second and third before Elliott plated him with the fourth run of the game on a two-out base hit to left field.

Jackson got Post 37’s final run in the fifth when he laced a one-out triple into the gap in right-center field and scored later on a Castelloe sacrifice fly, making it 5-0, Windsor.

Meanwhile on the mound, lefty Dallas Belch twirled a complete game two-hit shutout as the southpaw hurler did not walk a single batter and struck out eight for his second complete game of the season.

Lee went for Post 37 in the second game and helped his own cause before he even took the hill by lashing a one-out double into left-center field and scored on a Jackson base-hit. Jackson later scored on a wild-pitch.

In the second inning, Cowand got aboard with a one-out single and scored on Josh Ambrose’s triple to right field.  Ambrose would cross the dish on an RBI-single by Weaver making it, 4-0, Windsor.

After a run in the third made it 5-0, Post-37 broke it open in the top of the fourth. Cowand led off with a single and stole second. Cody Elliott was then hit by a pitch putting runners on the corner.

Weaver next reached on an error to load the bases before Lee delivered a two-RBI single to right.  Patrick Castelloe later brought in another pair of runs with a double that scored Weaver and Lee.

Windsor got one more in the top of the fifth and left the rest to Lee. He tossed four innings of no-hit ball with five walks and seven strikeouts with Currituck’s only run a solo homer in the bottom of the fifth.

With the twin-killing, Windsor improves their record in their first year of play to 15-6.