Ashe softball notches two victories

By Nathan Ham - [email protected]

HAYS — The Lady Husky softball team notched back-to-back road wins on Tuesday and Wednesday, including the team’s second conference win of the season.

Ashe 4, North Wilkes 3

On Tuesday, Ashe traveled to North Wilkes and rallied to knock off the Lady Vikings.

North Wilkes scored three in the first inning off of Ashe County starting pitcher Emma Treva. The Vikings scored all three runs without recording a hit. Treva hit three batters, walked two more and threw a wild pitch.

However, once Treva settled in for the final six innings, the North Wilkes offense could only come up with two hits and were held scoreless the rest of the way.

Trailing 3-0, the Ashe offense finally came to life in the sixth inning. Sarah Houck got things started by reaching on an error. After that, Treva, Montana Stanley and Caty Young connected on three straight base hits that drove in four runs to take a 4-3 lead. Stanley’s double brought in two of those runs and Young’s hit went down as the game-winner.

In the bottom of the sixth, Treva needed just four pitches to get through the frame, thanks to some nice defense behind her that retired all three batters in the inning.

The Vikings had one more chance in the seventh inning. After surrendering a lead-off walk, Treva got the next three batters out to score the win. Treva added four strikeouts and gave up just two hits to go with the three runs.

Ashe 3, Watauga 2

On Wednesday, the Lady Huskies kept its solid pitching and defensive play going to hang on for a 3-2 win over the Pioneers.

Ashe scored in the first inning with an RBI groundout from Houck that scored Lora Jones.

In the third inning, Jones blasted a two-run homerun, her fifth homer of the season, to put Ashe in front by a 3-0 score.

Watauga answered back with a pair of runs in the bottom of the third.

Treva got the start and after the shaky third inning, she silenced the Watauga bats the rest of the night, giving up only three hits and striking out two to record the win.

Defensively, it was another good effort from the Lady Huskies.

“Ashe played great team defense with Jada McClure, Maddie Osborne, Lora Jones, Alyssa Barnes and Chloe Sullivan all making outstanding plays in the field,” said Ashe County head coach Bill Key.

The Lady Huskies are now 4-13 overall and 2-9 in the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference.

Ashe will hit the road to Alleghany on Tuesday and host Elkin on Friday.

Nathan Ham can be reached at 336-489-3062 or followed on Twitter @NathanHam87

By Nathan Ham

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