DOBSON — The Lady Eagles kept it close for a few innings, but West Forsyth pulled away for a 12-1 win in six innings.
Through three innings, Surry Central trailed just 2-1 and had left three people on base.
The Titans, however, are a strong 4A team with a 13-5 record coming in.
The Titans put up 10 runs over the next three innings, helped by some miscues from the Eagles.
“We made a series of mental and physical errors, and it all seemed to go downhill from there,” said outfielder Kristin Key.
The players had some communication problems, too, according to pitcher Cassidy Joyner.
“West Forsyth is just a well-rounded team and strong all the way through the lineup,” said Joyner. The Titans “play travel ball together and understand each other, you can tell.”
The Eagles put the bat on the ball very well at times, but couldn’t generate scoring.
In the first inning the Eagles got two runners on via a hit batter and a walk, but couldn’t capitalize.
In the second, West Forsyth got a double from Brooke Perry. Joyner and Allie Wooten battled to a full count. Wooten fouled off three straight pitches down the third-base line before hitting a double to the power alley for the first run.
In the third the Titans got a run off a hit batter, sacrifice bunt and a grounder to short that resulted in a throwing error.
In the bottom of the third, Katlin Anthony led off with a high home run to left. Kendra Johnson singled to center one out later, but a fielder’s choice and a ground out ended the threat.
“We hit the ball, but hit it right to them,” said Joyner.
The Eagles came into the week with four straight wins by impressive margins.
Central was just 4-9 on the season before whipping West Stokes (8-2), North Forsyth (17-0) and Carver twice (18-0 and 16-0).
Then on Tuesday the Eagles lost a close game to South Stokes 6-4. The Eagles trailed 6-2 in their last at-bat and tried to rally with two runs before falling short.
The Sauras’ senior pitcher, Amber Hawkins, pitched all seven innings and hit a single and a double at the plate.
The Eagles travel to North Surry on Friday. The first meeting was a nailbiter with North pulling out a 4-3 win.