Windsor tops Albemarle

Published 9:47 am Monday, June 27, 2016

ELIZABETH CITY – Windsor’s Post 37 junior American Legion baseball team grabbed a key non-conference win 3-1 here Wednesday over Albemarle.

Daquan Wilson was two-for-two to lead the Rebels at the dish as Windsor scattered eight total hits. Scoop Hoggard got the pitching win with four hits over six innings, just one walk and three strikeouts. Lance Freeman pitched the scoreless seventh.

“I thought Scoop threw the ball really well for us and we got enough hits to pull it out,” said Rebels coach Bobby Harmon. “I think we really need to start capitalizing on situations. Like I tell these guys, try to win every situation and you win the game.”

Albemarle broke the ice in the bottom of the third inning with the game’s first run and a 1-0 lead.

Windsor came alive with a pair of runs in the top of the fourth inning. Hoggard got a two-out base-hit to left field. Alden Cottle then reached on a Post 84 error and Brandon Roberson also reached on an error, allowing Hoggard to score as Roberson took second on the play. Caleb Damo followed with a base-hit to score Cottle and Windsor led 2-1 after three-and-a-half innings of baseball.

In the top of the fifth, Trenton White got a one-out single and advanced to second on an error on the play. After Miller Trowell moved White to third with a base-hit, Lance Freeman’s sacrifice fly was deep enough to score White for the 3-1 lead.

No one scored in the final two innings, and Windsor had broken their two-game losing slide with the two-run victory.

“We have to do better moving runners and once again we allowed them to have their way on the base-paths. Need to build off this for big games coming up this weekend.”

The Rebels played at Cary last night in a game not completed at press-time. Windsor has three straight home games beginning today (Saturday) at 1 p.m. with a rain make-up against Bear Grass.