ASHEBORO — A rough start to the season continued Wednesday for the Asheboro High School varsity baseball team as the Blue Comets dropped a 9-7 Mid-Piedmont Conference decision to Eastern Guilford at chilly McCrary Park.
The loss leaves AHS 0-3 in league play and 0-4 overall heading into today’s nonleague contest at Western Forsyth beginning at 5:30 p.m.
The Blue Comets scored three quick runs in the first inning for the lead, but the Wildcats scored eight unanswered runs and held on as the tying run was thrown out at second base to end the game.
“Our problem is we’re not throwing strikes, we’re not attacking the zone,” AHS coach Brett Hoogkamp said. “We’re not doing the fundamental things we’ve been taught.”
Singles by Austin Curry and Tatum Marsh set up a three-run first inning for AHS with Garrett Foland and Levi Kinney knocking in runs with sacrifice flies.
A five-run second inning for EG, which recorded just one hit in the inning, gave the lead to the Wildcats for good. AHS contributed three walks, two hit batters and an error.
EG made it 8-3 in the fifth, getting a two-run homer from Alex Gowda in the inning, before the Blue Comets tallied three times to close to within 8-6. Logan Hamilton and Matthew Thompson had run-scoring ground balls.
Trailing 9-6 entering the bottom of the seventh, the Blue Comets recorded three hits, but a batter was thrown out at second base to end the game after recording an RBI single.
AHS had nine hits in the contest with Curry and Foland getting two each.
EG (1-1, 2-3) had eight hits. Collin Smith had two and Gowda had two. Cameron Edmunds, who picked up the win on the mound, also had two hits for EG.
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Southern Alamance scored four times in the bottom of the seventh inning to hand Providence Grove an 8-7 setback in nonleague varsity baseball action Wednesday.
Drew Needhan had three hits and four RBIs for the Patriots, while Andrew Poteat had two hits and two RBIs and Connor Patterson had two hits.
NERMS tops SAMS
Northeastern Randolph Middle School posted a 13-2 baseball
win over South Asheboro in five innings Wednesday.
Gage Miller had three hits and Alex Martinez had two hits for SAMS (1-1).
RMS, SWRMS tie
Randleman Middle School and Southwestern Randolph Middle School played to a 3-3 overtime draw in soccer action Wednesday.
Brady Mowers scored twice for RMS and Carlos Arellano scored once. Arellano and Pedro Flores recorded assists for RMS, while Chris Gentry, Chris Ayala and Nick Muro all had strong games.
RMS is 1-2-1.
SWR gets 12-inning softball win over AHS
ASHEBORO — Hailee Cagle recorded a two-out, RBI triple in the top of the 12th inning as Southwestern Randolph High School recorded a 6-5 extra-inning varsity softball win over Asheboro in MPC play Wednesday at Pugh Field.
Heaven Maness started the 12th with a single and she was sacrificed to second by Alex Coleman. Then, with two outs, Cagle ripped a shot for the winning run.
Maness had three hits with two runs scored. Samantha Lagrama had two hits with one run and Coleman had a triple and two RBIs. Autumn Springer was the winning pitcher.
Sydney Cox had four hits for AHS, while Jadaca Dunn, Megan Banker, Taylor Hildreth and Sarah Ficquette had two each.
AHS is 1-2 and 1-3.
AHS soccer team coasts to win
ASHEBORO — Asheboro High School recorded a 9-0 varsity soccer win over Southern Guilford in MPC action.
Annabeth Trotter had three goals, Emma Trotter scored twice and Rachel Luna, Reagan Underwood, Jenna Richardson and Jenna Brinkley each had one goal. Mattie McGee, Brinkley and Megan Cornwall had assists. Lindey Otero and Angie Pincus shared the shutout in goal. Madison Priest and Grace Roberts led the defense for AHS, which is now 2-1 in league play and 4-1 overall.
NAMS tops NERMS
North Asheboro Middle School captured a 9-0 soccer win over Northeastern Randolph.
Diego Valdez scored two goals, Kevin Sanchez scored twice and Joshua Reyes, Eric Agular, Diego Gutierrez, Jessie Rendon and Xavier Santos added one goal each.
Joseph Aranda earned the shutout in goal and Brandon Resendiz Garcia and Tucker Batten led the defense.
The Uwharrie Charter varsity baseball team captured a 13-1 Yadkin Valley Conference win over North Rowan Wednesday.
Trevor Maness had three hits and three RBIs, Bryson Hamlett had three hits and three RBIs and Kody Bauersfeld had three hits, two RBIs and three runs scored.
The win lifts the Eagles to 3-0 in league play and 4-0 overall.