Sophomore Joseph Lowder of Ashe County won his 2014 debut as Ashe County defeated Surry Central 6-2 in its season opener on March 1.




Lowder went the distance and gave up two runs on five hits with 13 strikeouts. The Huskies (1-1) lost to West Caldwell last Tuesday night. The Huskies, weather-permitting, play at North Surry Friday night.