Elkin tops Ashe, 5-0
ELKIN — Will Altemueller tossed a complete game shutout on Monday night in the first round of the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference Tournament to help Elkin beat the Huskies, 5-0.
The game was scoreless until the fourth inning when Tanner Edwards belted a home run to left field to give the Elks a 1-0 lead.
In the fifth, Hayden Brooks smacked an RBI single to right that scored Altemueller. Eli Brown followed that up with a double and Jackson Carter had a single that brought in another run. Edwards drew a bases loaded walk to put the Elks up 4-0. Ashe was able to escape the inning without giving up any more runs.
After a scoreless top half of the sixth for Ashe, Elkin added on its final run of the night with a solo homer by Cory Wiles.
This marked back-to-back wins for Elkin over the Huskies. The Elks spoiled Ashe’s Senior Day last Friday with a 2-0 victory.
Ashe will now await its playoff fate for the upcoming NCHSAA 2A Playoffs beginning next week.
Top seed West Wilkes advances
MILLERS CREEK — Regular season champion West Wilkes had no problem with Ashe County on Monday, handing the Lady Huskies a 14-0 loss in the first round of the MVAC Tournament.
Lillie Anderson got the start and pitched all five innings, scattering six hits while earning her ninth victory of the season.
For Ashe, Ema Treva started and gave up 10 earned runs on 12 hits.
Chloe Sullivan got two hits for the Lady Huskies. Treva, Lora Jones, Jada McClure and Abby Sullivan each added a hit.
The Blackhawks were led offensively by Michelle Noble who had two hits, including a three-run homer. Caitlin Shepherd had three hits and two runs knocked in. Carrie Pennell was 2-for-2 with a double and an RBI, Lauren Anderson added two hits and Haylee Moore had a hit, an RBI and a stolen base.
Ashe County finished the season with a 4-17 record. West Wilkes is now 19-3 overall.
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