First Posted: 5/24/2009
The Surry Pride junior team, comprised of junior varsity players from around the area kicked off its American Legion baseball season with a 3-0 win over Wilkes County Saturday.
Bradley Lewis (Surry Central) was tough on the mound in the season opener, going the distance for coach Colt Boyds squad.
Lewis gave up five hits, struck out seven and walked just two batters.
Boyd said Lewis performance was the story of the game.
Bradley Lewis pretty much dominated, Boyd said. They struggled against him his control and his fastball and his other pitches worked well. That kept us in the game and luckily we spread out our hits enough to get those three runs.
Marshal Creed (Surry Central) led the way offensively for Surry, finishing 2-for-2 with a double and two RBIs.
Jonah Easter (East Surry) finished 1-for-3 with one RBI while Jordan Miller (East Surry) ended his day 2-for-3.
Boyd said Lewis is his go-to pitcher for this season so far, adding Lewis utilizes a pitch not many high school pitchers can master.
He is definitely our number one, Boyd said. I had him last year so I am pretty familiar with him. He tops out at about 80 mph for a fastball which is pretty good for a junior legion pitcher, but he has an awesome splitter and everybody knows him as the kid who throws the splitter, so its definitely his out pitch.
Boyd has three starters returning and said he is positive about the seasons prospects.
Our offense will come as the season goes along but for this being our first game I think things look good, Boyd said. We ran the bases well, we had five steals Saturday, and as soon as the bats come around I think we will be good to go. I am very excited.
Surry took on Lexington Sunday night too late to report before press time and will travel to Kernersville Tuesday.
Surry (junior) 3,
Wilkes County 0
Wilkes County 000 000 0 0 5 1
Surry 110 001 0 3 5 0
WP: Bradley Lewis; LP: Sulthey
2B: S Marshall Creed