First Posted: 3/6/2009
East Surry used a Walt Tuttle homer and benefited from three North Surry errors to claim a 5-4 win in the non-section contest.
The Cardinals got on the board in the top of the second when North Surry recorded three errors that led to a pair of East Surry runs.
The Cardinals held a 4-0 advantage until the bottom of the fourth. North Surrys Cody Palmer led off the inning with a walk, followed by Champ Reynolds, who was hit by a pitch. Shortly after Taylor Hull walked to the plate, the Greyhounds were only down one.
Taylor Hull hit a monster bomb, Collins said. He hit it at least 400 feet.
East Surry got on the board again in the sixth when Logan Needhams fielders choice drove in a run.
Each team had three errors, although the game was well-played for the most part.
Usually games this early in the year are sloppy, North Surry coach Tim Collins said. Each team had a bad inning early. Other than that it was a clean game.
North Surry starter Michael Ronson got the loss, but gained the respect of his coach. Ronson, who has battled back from a hamstring injury, worked his way out of several jams, including the third inning, when he got out of a situation in which East Surry loaded the bases with no outs, but did not score.
North Surry falls to 1-1 and will host West Stokes Thursday. East Surry hosts Starmount at 5 p.m. today. That game was originally scheduled for noon, but was pushed back due to the Cardinals girls basketball teams regional championship game today at noon in Greensboro.
East Surry 5,
North Surry 4
East Surry 0 2 0 2 01 0 5 4 3
North Surry 0 0 0 3 01 0 4 3 3
WP: Troy Jessup; LP: Michael Ronson
2B: ES Murphy. HR: ES Walt Tuttle; NS Taylor Hull