The Ashe County High baseball team went into the Easter holiday break on a winning note. The Huskies, behind Joseph Lowder (5-0), who has five of Ashe County's six wins this season, knocked off the Rams 7-5 in West Jefferson, N.C., Thursday night.
Lowder went six innings and gave up two runs, one earned on three hits with three walks and six strikeouts. Matt Hamilton took over in the seventh, and despite a shakey performance, picked up his first save. Hamilton coughed up three earned runs in the top of the seventh.
Offensively, Joe Richardson led the Huskies going 2-3 with three runs-batted-in. Lowder helped his own cause with two hits in four trips, including a double; Thomas Sexton went 2-3 with two runs scored and an RBI.
The Huskies (6-8 overall; 4-6 Mountain Valley 1A/2A Conference) plays Wilkes Central at home on Tuesday.
HUSKIES FINISH FIFTH AT ALLEGHANY
The Ashe County High boys' golf team turned in a fifth place finish in a Mountain Valley 1A/2A Conference meet at the New River Country Club in Gap Civil, N.C., on Thursday.
Alleghany, playing on its home course, best the field with a 167. Elkin finished seven shots back with a 174. The Huskies were fifth with a 184.
Dylan Wooten of Alleghany and Chandler Metz of Wilkes Central were the leading medalists. They both fired a three-over-par 39. Abel Warner paced Ashe County with a six-over 42. He finished in a ninth-place tie. Zach Lawrence of the Huskies fired a 45; Ethan Warner had a 46.
The Huskies will participate in the MVC 1A-2A Conference Tournament at Roaring Gap on Thursday, April 24.
Mountain-Valley 1a/2a Conference Golf Match on 4/17
New River CC Par 36
1st - Alleghany 167
2nd - Elkin 174
3rd - Starmount 179
4th - Wilkes Central 183
5th - Ashe 184
6th - East Wilkes 189
7th - North Wilkes 204
8th - West Wilkes 219
Ashe Individual Scores:
Abel Warner - 42
Zach Lawrence - 45
Ethan Warner - 46
Judd Price - 51
Jacob Worley - 52
Jacob Schell - 59
1st Dylon Wooten (Alleghany) 39
1st (tie) Chandler Metz (Wilkes Central) 39
3rd (tie)Andrew Cheek (West Wilkes) 40
3rd (tie) Hunter Maines (Alleghany) 40
5th (tie) Josiah Blevins (Elkin) 41
5th (tie) Nick Gunnell (Starmount) 41
5th (tie) Harrison Hall (Elkin) 41
5th (tie) Zach Nixon (East Wilkes) 41
9th (tie) Zach Caudill (Wilkes Central) 42
9th (tie) Tanner Rutherford (Alleghany) 42
9th (tie) Abel Warner (Ashe) 42