First Posted: 6/26/2009
The Surry Junior Pride American Legion team played a fundamentally solid first game in a 10-5 victory over West Forsyth Friday night.
The second game of the double header did not finish in time for this edition.
After losing a two-run lead in the top of the fourth, the Pride went back to the basics to answer with a four-run fourth to put the game out of reach. Sam Harris laid down a beautiful bunt to advance runners before Bradley Lewis seeing-eye single drove in a run. First base coach Mack Hodges told the runner on first to steal because West Forsyth pitcher Dylan Pfingst seemed unconcerned. That steal took the second baseman out of his normal position exactly where Lewis hit went. Solid hitting also played a role in the big inning.
Surry scored multiple runs in each of its last three at-bats, totaling six runs.
Losing pitcher Pfingst beat the Pride earlier this season when he fired a four-hitter. Yesterday, Surry head coach Colt Boyd had his players wait until Pfingst threw a strike before swinging, thus wearing out the West Forsyth starter. Lathan Hunter picked up the win.
For the second time in as many games, a Pride closer had trouble ending the game. Lewis came in to pitch the seventh and he loaded the bases. With one out and the bases still loaded, he hit a batter to score a run.
Marshall Creed registered his seventh multi-hit game of the year when he smacked three hits. He also scored three times, as did Tanner Hudson. Josh Beasley drove in two runs.
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WP: Lathan Hunter; LP Dylan Pfingst