The Ashe County High baseball team couldn't take advantage of four Wilkes Central errors in an 8-7 loss Tuesday night in West Jefferson, N.C.


The Eagles (14-3 overall; 11-1 Mountain Valley 1A/2A Conference) scored six times in the second inning to take a commanding 8-1 lead. The win also allows Wilkes Central to clinch a tie for the MVC 1A-2A regular-season championship.


The loss leaves Ashe County (6-9; 4-7) in a fifth-place tie with Starmount. The Huskies scored six runs of their won in the bottom of the fifth, cutting the lead to one at 8-7. But the Eagles hung on for the win.


Ben Church paced the Eagles, going 3-4 with 4 runs-batted-in; Jonathan Cook had two hits and Austin Staley scored two runs for the Eagles. Hunter Barnes was 1-3 with an RBI for the Huskies. Ashe County only made six hits. The Eagles made 11.


Barnes got the start and suffered the loss for Ashe County. He coughed up eight runs on six hits with five walks in two innings.


The Huskies take on North Surry Wednesday night.