WEST JEFFERSON — It was a busy opening week of baseball for the Ashe County Huskies.
Ashe played on three straight days, all on the road. The Huskies took on North Surry on Thursday, Hibriten on Friday and North Stokes on Saturday.
In the first game, Greyhound starter Chase Swartz surrendered just one run and picked up the victory as North Surry scored a 4-1 win over the Huskies.
For Ashe, the offense just couldn’t get anything going, scoring once on the Greyhound starter.
Pitching in relief, Mack Cooke earned the save.
On Friday, Ashe bounced back to get their first victory of the season, a 4-3 win against the Panthers.
Ashe’s Turtle Windish started and picked up the victory, striking out eight batters on 96 pitches. Pierce Cox came in and picked up the save, closing the door on Hibriten.
Saturday’s contest against North Stokes took place at West Wilkes High School as part of the Blackhawk BEST tournament, a full day of high school baseball featuring several area times.
The Huskies jumped out to a 3-0 lead, however North Stokes rallied to score four runs in the fifth inning and two more in the sixth inning to take a 6-4 victory.
Cox struck out four batters but suffered the loss.
For the Vikings, junior Layton Helms got the win, pitching six and a third innings, giving up three runs while striking out 11 hitters.
Offensively, Paul Michael Charleville went 2-for-4 at the plate and drove in three of the Vikings’ six runs. Helms, Jake Craddock and Jake Chesnet each drove in a run.
Ashe (1-2) will get back on the diamond Monday in the team’s first home game of the year against Avery County.
North Stokes 7, Alleghany 5 (Feb. 28)
North Iredell 6, Starmount 2 (Feb. 28)
Surry Central 4, Elkin 1 (Feb. 28)
West Wilkes 15, West Iredell 5 (Feb. 28)
East Surry 16, Alleghany 0 (March 2)
North Iredell 6, North Wilkes 4 (March 2)
Elkin 7, Statesville 6 (March 2)
Wilkes Central 2, Watauga 1 (March 2)
Hibriten 16, Avery County 2 (March 2)
Forbush 13, Starmount 1 (March 3)
East Surry 9, Elkin 0 (March 3)
Alleghany 5, Mitchell 4 (March 4)
Bishop McGuinness 6, North Wilkes 2 (March 4)
West Forsyth 12, East Wilkes 3 (March 4)
Wilkes Central 8, Mountain Heritage 7 (March 4)
West Wilkes 7, North Iredell 4 (March 4)
Richmond 9, Watauga 1 (March 4)
Nathan Ham can be reached at 336-489-3062.