DANBURY — The Surry Central girls softball squad lost 1-0 to 1A North Stokes Tuesday.
“A loss is always tough,” commented Coach Glenn Craddock. “However, I have never been more proud of the progress the team has made, especially our batting. We hit the ball all night long and we hit some hard line shots.”
The difference between victory and defeat for the Lady Golden Eagles appeared to be several errors that allowed the Vikings a run. Craddock characterized North Stokes as a good ball team that is at the top of its league. He said that several of the crucial Viking plays involved shoestring and snow cone catches.
Elise Austin pitched all seven innings for Central, striking out nine Vikings and allowing three hits. Austin had no walks in the outing. The Lady Eagles are 2-3 in conference action and 4-7 overall with the loss.
“We are continuing to improve and I am seeing a lot of good things,” added Craddock. “The team is making steps in the right direction. Hopefully, we can continue our bats and put on a strong performance Friday.”
The Eagles are scheduled to host cross county rival East Surry on Friday at 6 p.m.