First Posted: 4/28/2009
WALNUT COVE The bad news for opponents of the East Surry baseball team is that once one Tuttle is out of the way, another steps up. That problem was never more evident yesterday, as twins Walt and Spence Tuttle helped the Cardinals drop host South Stokes, 7-1, Tuesday.
The brother Tuttle each doubled and drove in two runs and the East Surry bats woke up in the fifth and sixth innings to score a combined seven runs. Troy Jessup picked up his sixth win of the season by striking out 12 in a complete-game effort.
Troy Jessup gave us another great effort on the mound tonight, East Surry coach Barry Hall said. We missed some opportunities early in the game at the plate with some bad times at-bat, but we pulled through. Walt Tuttle gave us a big inning in the fifth to put us up and we kept going from there.
With the win, East Surry has set itself up nicely for todays showdown with visiting Bishop McGuinness at 4:30 p.m. The Villains are first in the Northwest 1A, but East Surry, tied with West Wilkes for second, can assure itself at least a share of the conference crown with a victory.
ES 7, SS 1
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SS 000 001 0 1 5 1
WP: Troy Jessup; LP: Rice
2B: ES Walt Tuttle, Lathan Hunter, Spence Tuttle, Patrick Marion
Bears outlast Vikings
With the scored knotted at 1-all in the bottom of the seventh inning, Mount Airys Tyler Hull belted a one-out triple against North Stokes. Hull was replaced by pinch-runner Ben Hinson, who waltzed home after an errant pickoff attempt and the Granite Bears won, 2-1.
Christian Easter picked up the victory, mowing down batters and not allowing a run after the first inning.
Easter helped his cause by going 3-for-3 at the plate. Andrew Pelfrey knocked in the only RBI for host Mount Airy. Reece Barbour, who has been on a torrid pace recently, smacked a double.
The Granite Bears travel to Elkin tomorrow for a 4:30 p.m. matchup.
MA 2, NS 1
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MA 000 001 1 2 7 1
WP: Christian Easter; LP: Jacob Smith
2B: MA Christian Easter, Reece Barbour. 3B: MA Tyler Hull