PILOT MOUNTAIN — East Surry brought its power game against Reynolds Tuesday, driving the baseball to all areas of the outfield fence in a 7-2 win.
The Cardinals had several extra-base hits including two that flew over the heads of outfielders in taking a 7-2 lead through six innings. Carson Long nearly added another double, but the center fielder was able to backtrack and make the catch.
With pitcher Scott Meredith holding the Demons scoreless through three innings, the Cards jumped out to a 3-0 lead.
In the second inning, Alec Wilson singled, Madison Chilton was hit by a pitch and Cody Ashburn singled to left to load the bases.
John Snow singled to left to score both Wilson and Chilton for a 2-0 lead.
In the third, Meredith walked. Courtesy runner Jeremy Gilley stole second, and on a bad throw he scampered to third.
Seth Brim hit a flare to center to score Gilley for a 3-0 margin.
In the top of the fourth, the Demons scored two unearned runs. After a single, the next batter singled to center, but the ball skidded under the fielder’s glove for a two-base error. The runner on first scored and the batter stopped at third.
A ground out to Ashburn brought home a second run.
The Cards answered right back in the bottom half. Chilton slammed a double over the center fielder’s head with one out. Then Ashburn hit a double to left-center to score Chilton for a 4-2 score.
Reynolds nearly scored a run in the fifth, but the defense made a good play. With a runner on third, the batter hit a hard liner down the first-base line. First baseman Brian Banks dove and caught the ball on the first hop right on the chalk. He rose up and tagged first to end the inning.
Lucas Koons reached on an error in the sixth inning. Brim slammed a long fly down the leftfield line. The ball dropped just a stride inside the line and bounded to the fence as Koons scored all the way from first.
Wilson followed with a double over the leftfielder’s head to score the courtesy runner for Brim, who had moved to the mound by this point.
A wild pitch moved Wilson to third where Chilton scored him with a single to left.
The Cards could have added to the 7-2 lead. With Chilton aboard, Weston Payne reached on an error and Snow walked, but Preston Smith couldn’t bring them home.
Scott went four innings for the win, giving no earned runs. Brim went three to preserve the win.
The Cards are back in action tonight against Surry Central. East Surry hosts the game at 6 p.m.
East Surry also was scheduled to have played on Monday night, but Carver canceled its summer season.
Reach Jeff Linville at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 719-1920.