The Ashe County High baseball team had two players named to the Mountain Valley 1A-2A Conference all-conference team. Leading the was was pitcher Joseph Lowder, who led the Huskies with five wins, a
save and a 1.19 earned-run-average. He was joined on the all-conference team by catcher Bradley Richie.
Lowder a sophomore, also had 97 strikeouts this season. Offensively, he batted .288 and drove in eight runs.
Richie was second on the team with a .329 batting average and he was tied for the team lead with nine RBIs.
Hunter Barnes and Joe Richardson of the Huskies were named honorable mention. Richardson was Ashe County's leading hitter with a .338 batting average; Barnes was second on the team in runs scored and tied for the team lead with nine RBI.
Austin Staley of Wilkes Central, who signed with North Carolina State, was named MVC Player of the Year; head coach Terry Johnson of the Eagles was named MVC Coach of the Year.
2014 STATE BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES98th ANNUAL
all series best of three games
FIVE COUNTY STADIUM, ZEBULON
CLASS 1-A CHAMPIONSHIP: WHITEVILLE (24-5) vs. EAST SURRY (30-0)
Game 1: East Surry 7, Whiteville 4, final
Game 2: Whiteville 10, East Surry 0, final in 5 innings (10 run rule)
Game 3: Whiteville 3, East Surry 2, final
Whiteville wins state championship two games to one.
CLASS 3-A CHAMPIONSHIP: HAMPSTEAD TOPSAIL (19-8) vs. MONROE PIEDMONT (21-8)
Game 1: Topsail 5, Piedmont 3, final
Game 2: Topsail 5, Piedmont 4, final
Topsail wins state championship two games to none.
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT GREENSBORO
CLASS 2-A CHAMPIONSHIP: MIDWAY (25-4) vs. BUNKER HILL (26-5)
Game 1: Midway 10, Bunker Hill 3, final
Game 2: Bunker Hill 4, Midway 3, final
Game 3: Midway 4, Bunker Hill 2, final
Midway wins state championship two games to one.
CLASS 4-A CHAMPIONSHIP: RICHMOND SENIOR (23-7-1) vs. WEST FORSYTH (27-5)
Game 1:West Forsyth 6, Richmond 4, final
Game 2: Richmond 8, West Forsyth 7, final
Game 3: West Forsyth 6, Richmond 3, final
West Forsyth wins state championship two games to one.
2014 STATE SOFTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES40th ANNUAL
all series best of three games
WALNUT CREEK SOFTBALL COMPLEX, RALEIGH
CLASS 4-A: FAYETTEVILLE CAPE FEAR (26-1) vs. ALEXANDER CENTRAL (33-0), Field 4
Game 1: Alexander Central 4, Cape Fear 3, final
Game 2: Alexander Central 18, Cape Fear 7, final
Alexander Central wins state championship two games to none.
CLASS 3-A: PIKEVILLE CHARLES B. AYCOCK (21-3) vs. SUN VALLEY (24-5), Field 5
Game 1: Sun Valley 6, C.B. Aycock 5, final
Game 2: Sun Valley 6, C.B. Aycock 4, final
Sun Valley wins state championship two games to none.
CLASS 2-A: SILER CITY JORDAN-MATTHEWS (24-4) vs. EAST RUTHERFORD (25-3), Field 2
Game 1: East Rutherford 2, Jordan-Matthews 1, final
Game 2: Jordan-Matthews 4, East Rutherford 3, final
Game 3: East Rutherford 4, Jordan-Matthews 2, 9 innings, final
East Rutherford wins state championship two games to one.
CLASS 1-A: WHITEVILLE (25-6) vs. NORTH STOKES (26-3), Field 1
Game 1: North Stokes 3, Whiteville 0, final
Game 2: Whiteville 6, North Stokes 3, final
Game 3: North Stokes 10, Whiteville 1, final
North Stokes wins state championship two games to one.