PILOT MOUNTAIN — East Surry swept its games this weekend in summer baseball action.
The Cardinals won a five-inning doubleheader at North Forsyth on Friday, then defeated Forbush on Sunday.
In the first five innings Friday, the Cards won easily 20-5.
The score is misleading because North Forsyth was playing its JV boys in that segment, said Coach Chad Freeman. And two of their best JV players weren’t playing, he added, so the team ran short on pitching.
East Surry’s team isn’t big enough to split up the roster, Freeman said, so it was rising freshmen and sophomores playing against some rising juniors and seniors.
The second five innings was a better indicator of how the two teams compare, he said. The Cards won 5-2 behind five strong innings from Cody Ashburn.
The rising junior gave up two runs, and just one earned, on three hits against “a pretty athletic squad,” the coach said. He struck out eight, but walked four.
Logan Sawyers had a big night, going 2-3 with a single and a homer, two runs and three RBIs.
On Sunday, East Surry hosted Forbush’s JV squad.
It was another situation where the opponent was noticeably younger and less experienced, the coach said. The Forbush coach was trying to give his young guys some playing time, but the Cards won 15-0 in seven innings.
Seth Brim went three innings, then John Snow threw the last four innings to combine for a shutout.
Madison Chilton went 3-4 with a double, HR and three RBIs.
East Surry has two games this week.
The Cards will host North Forsyth for another split 10-inning game on Wednesday. Then they travel Thursday to North Davidson, whom they defeated 7-2 at home last month. Both games start at 6 p.m.