Ashe baseball drop three straight

By Nathan Ham -

WEST JEFFERSON — Six road games to open the season has made it tough on the Ashe County Huskies.

The team has dropped three straight after nailing down its first victory of the season.

Forbush 6, Ashe 2

The Falcons scored one in the first and five in the third to jump ahead to a 6-0 lead before Ashe added a pair of runs in the fifth to avoid the shutout.

Peyton Winebarger got the win for the Falcons, going six innings and striking out 11 Husky batters.

Turtle Windish suffered the loss for Ashe, striking out four.

Winebarger helped his own cause at the plate, collecting two hits and knocking in a pair of runs. Tyler Campbell and Jacob Shore each added an RBI, as did Wesley Wood and Blake Winebarger.

Starmount 13, Ashe 3

Starmount scored 10 runs in the final two innings to turn a 3-3 game into a 13-3 victory on Thursday.

Ashe’s Pierce Cox got the start and kept the Huskies in it, but the Rams’ bats came alive in the fifth and sixth innings to pile on 10 runs off of Cox, Hunter Knight and Kelton Lewis.

Eight of Starmount’s nine starters knocked in at least one run during the contest. Senior Curtis Craft led the way with three RBIs, three runs scored and a pair of hits. Brock Mullins and Dawson Smith each knocked in two runs. Patrick Usher scored three times and Henry Stone scored twice and knocked in a run.

Wilkes Central 11, Ashe 1

Ethan Adams pitched a complete game, giving up just one Ashe County run in the third inning to score an 11-1 victory.

The Eagles scored in all but one inning, aided by four Ashe County fielding miscues.

Sophomore Houston Koon led Central with three RBIs and two runs scored. Logan Whisnant had three hits and a pair of runs knocked in. Noah Johnson knocked in two runs and Skylar Brooks scored twice.

MVAC Standings

*As of March 18

1 West Wilkes: 5-3, 3-0

2. North Wilkes: 3-3, 2-0

3. Starmount: 2-3, 2-0

4. Wilkes Central: 3-3, 1-1

5. Alleghany: 4-4, 1-2

6. Ashe County: 1-5, 0-2

7. East Wilkes: 1-5, 0-2

8. Elkin: 1-6, 0-2

Area scores

North Wilkes 3, East Wilkes 2 (March 14)

West Wilkes 11, Wilkes Central 2 (March 14)

Alleghany 13, Elkin 3 (March 14)

West Iredell 18, West Wilkes 6 (March 16)

North Wilkes 10, Alleghany 3 (March 17)

West Wilkes 13, East Wilkes 1 (March 17)

Starmount 5, Elkin 2 (March 17)

Alleghany 10, North Stokes 8 (March 18)

Nathan Ham can be reached at 336-489-3062.

By Nathan Ham

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