First Posted: 4/22/2009
Bears tame Hounds
Winning pitcher Rachel Harris did it all for the Granite Bears (6-7). She went 2-for-3 at the plate with a walk, scored four times, doubled and drove in two. She fired a four-hitter and struck out seven.
She was stellar, Mount Airy coach Olivia Bolen said. She had a changeup that was getting all the batters off-balance.
The hit parade did not stop at Harris. Her sister, Sarah, also doubled and went 3-for-3 and scored twice. Madison Lewis two-run double in the bottom of the fifth inning enacted the 10-run mercy rule.
Today we just really put the ball in play, Bolen said. The girls had solid contact whether they hit it in the gap or right to the player. From top to bottom, everybody was hitting today.
The Granite Bears are rounding into form at the right time of the year.
The bats have been rolling the past couple game, Bolen said. Were definitely picking up some momentum going into the last stretch of the season.
Mount Airy pounded 11 hits and did not commit an error. Christy Wagoner doubled for the Greyhounds (12-5), who had seven errors.
The Granite Bears travel to Kernersville for a double header with Bishop McGuinness beginning at 4:30 p.m. this afternoon.
NS 0 (5 inn.)
NS 000 00 0 4 7
MA 101 35 10 11 0
WP: Rachel Harris; LP: Graves
2B: NS Christy Wagoner; MA Rachel Harris, Sarah Harris, Madison Lewis
Elks buck Bears
The Mount Airy girls soccer team has been waiting for a rematch with Elkin. Well, be careful what you wish for.
The Buckin Elks scored early and often in a 5-0 win over the Granite Bears.
They came out and scored pretty early, Mount Airy coach Andrew Howard said, and I think they got their second in about 10 minutes.
The early hole was too much for Mount Airy to dig out of. More importantly, it hindered the Granite Bears game plan.
Once we got down, we had to change the way we were playing, Howard said. We were going from trying to keep them out to trying to press.
Mount Airy (5-5, 3-4 Northwest 1A) lost a 1-0 heart breaker to unbeaten Elkin earlier in the when a headed ball went from a Mount Airy player into the wrong goal. Despite the loss, Howard had good things to say about the way his girls played.
We were down early, but I thought we fought well, he said. Even though we lost, we played really good.
West Stokes clips Golden Eagles
The Surry Central boys tennis team was edged by West Stokes, 5-4, in a non-conference matchup.
Kyle Eiswald and Jonathan Cook picked up singles wins. Cook also paired with Jake Delinger for a doubles win, while Eiswald and Nick Gillespie got the other doubles win for the Golden Eagles (4-10).