WEST JEFFERSON — A five-RBI night from sophomore Brock Mullins helped lead the Starmount Rams to a 12-4 victory over Ashe County on Wednesday night.
Mullins finished 3-for-4 at the plate with two doubles and added a run scored. Fellow sophomore Patrick Usher had four hits and knocked in three runs while scoring three times. All but one of Starmount’s starting nine players scored a run.
For Ashe, senior Bradley Richie blasted a two-run homer and Tate Hudler knocked in a run, but it wasn’t enough to counter the strong Starmount offensive attack.
Starmount finished the game with 18 hits.
On the mound, Dalton Oliver got the victory, tossing all seven innings and giving up four runs on four hits with five walks and two strikeouts.
Turtle Windish got the start for Ashe and made it through five innings while giving up seven runs (four earned) on eight hits with four strikeouts. Pierce Cox pitched the final two innings, giving up five runs on six hits with a strikeout.
Starmount saw its record improve to 7-8 overall and 5-3 in the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference while riding a five-game winning streak. The Huskies fell to 7-7 overall and 4-4 in the MVAC.
Coming up, Ashe will have a pair of home games this week. The Huskies host Wilkes Central on Tuesday and East Wilkes on Friday.
*As of April 7
1. Wilkes Central: 10-4, 6-1
2. West Wilkes: 10-4, 5-2
3. Starmount: 7-8, 5-3
4. Elkin: 9-5, 4-3
5. Ashe County: 7-7, 4-4
6. Alleghany: 6-6, 3-4
7. East Wilkes: 3-12, 1-6
8. North Wilkes: 4-10, 1-6
Nathan Ham can be reached at 336-489-3062 or followed on Twitter @NathanHam87