Softball Roundup for March 15 and 16


By Kristian Russell - [email protected]



Taylor Wooten gets set in the box on Tuesday night, as the Falcons beat East Surry 5-1.


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Bayle Wood stands ready for the pitch on Wednesday night. The Elks fell to Surry Central 4-3.


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Elkin vs. Surry Central

The Elkin Lady Elks battled through eight innings on Wednesday night before falling to Surry Central 4-3.

Elkin got on the board early in the first inning with the first run scored by Kirstan Beaver. Surry Central tied it up in the top of the third, but Nicole Collins gave the Elks the lead back in the bottom of the third. In the top of the seventh, Surry Central battled back to earn two runs, making the score 3-2.

Going into the bottom of the seventh, the Elks weren’t going down without a fight. The Elks started off strong when Reagan Parks found first base off of her hit to shortstop, then Bayle Wood walked to put the tying run on second. Casey Matthews was up next for the Elks but as she flew out to the outfield, she moved the runners to second and third. With two outs and the tying run on third, Mackenzie Tilley stepped up to the plate with a look of determination on her face. When the Surry pitcher wound up for her pitch the catcher fumbled the ball, which gave Parks the perfect opportunity to steal home and tie the game. At the end of seven, the Elks had battled back to tie the game 3-3.

In the top of the eighth, Surry Central came away with a run on a pitcher’s error to give them the 4-3 lead. The Elks tried to battle back again, but they fell short.

The Elks next game will be at Starmount on Friday at 5 p.m.

Starmount vs. Wilkes Central

Starmount defeated Wilkes Central in an 8-3 game.

Pitcher:

Kayla Vanhoy – 7 complete innings

Leading Hitters for WC:

A. Parker- 2-4, one triple

K. Johnson- 2-3, one double

Leading Hitters for SHS:

Kayla Vanhoy- 3-3, 1 double, 2 runs

Lakin Shores- 2-2, 1 double, 1 triple, 2 runs

Starmount is 3-2 overall, 2-0 in conference.

Next game is at Starmount on Friday at 5 p.m. against Elkin.

Forbush vs. East Surry

The Falcons beat the East Surry Cardinals 5-1 on Tuesday night in East Bend. The Falcons got on the board early and kept up the lead until the end of the 7th inning. This marks the sixth overall win for the Falcons and keeps them undefeated for the season.

Taylor Wooten gets set in the box on Tuesday night, as the Falcons beat East Surry 5-1.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_FH.jpgTaylor Wooten gets set in the box on Tuesday night, as the Falcons beat East Surry 5-1. Kristian Russell | The Tribune

Bayle Wood stands ready for the pitch on Wednesday night. The Elks fell to Surry Central 4-3.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_Elks.jpgBayle Wood stands ready for the pitch on Wednesday night. The Elks fell to Surry Central 4-3. Kristian Russell | The Tribune

By Kristian Russell

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