NORTHWESTERN FOOTHILLS 2A ROUNDUP: Wike’s hitting, pitching lead Foard to baseball win

Published Wednesday, March 6th, 2019

Jeremiah Wike was the winning pitcher and had two hits and four RBIs as Fred T. High opened Northwestern Foothills 2A baseball with a 13-2 victory at home over East Burke on Tuesday.

Wike threw three innings, giving up one hit, and kept the Cavs (0-2) scoreless. He struck out three.

Foard scored six runs in the first and third innings and finished with 10 hits. Derek Preslar, Caleb Peschel and Will Fry each had two hits for Foard.

Josh Mays drew three of the eight walks issued by East Burke pitching.

Austin Teague and Cash Norman had hits for the Cavs, and Emery Propst drove in a run.

Foard won the junior varsity game 15-2.

The Tigers’ next game is Friday at 7 p.m., a league game at West Iredell, and East Burke plays a non-league game on Wednesday at Shelby and will be at home Friday at 7 p.m. for a conference game against Draughn.

Patton 11, Bunker Hill 1

Peyton Smith threw 6 2/3 innings, allowing four hits and striking out nine, as the Panthers (1-1, 1-0) won their Northwestern Foothills 2A opener in Claremont.

Weston Fleming had three hits and drove in two runs for Patton and Matthew Byrd, Zach Smith and John Franklin, who added two hits, each drove in two runs.

Patton led 3-0 after two innings and had a six-run seventh inning.

Seth Moore led the Bears (0-2, 0-1) with two hits and Dylan Roberts drove in a run. Thaxton Isenhour took the loss, going two innings (five strikeouts, four walks, one earned run).

Patton plays Freedom at Patton on Wednesday at 7 p.m. while the Bears are on the road on Wednesday (7 p.m.) against St. Stephens.

Hibriten 3, West Iredell 2

The Panthers scored in the bottom of the seventh inning to win a conference game at home with only three hits.

Jack Stevens drove in two runs and Tyler Watson drove in the other for Hibriten with Ethan Watson picking up a win after pitching one inning in relief.

Josh Graham and Jovanny Mendez drove in runs for the Warriors.

Colin Hammonds took a loss after going five innings, allowing two hits, two runs (one earned), walking seven and striking out five.

West Iredell led 1-0 until the Panthers scored twice in the fifth inning.

The Warriors are at home Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., playing Statesville, and the Panthers will play a league game at Patton on Friday at 6 p.m.


Bunker Hill 7, Patton 6

The Bears won their Northwestern Foothills 2A opener at home, coming from behind to win at home.

Patton led 4-2 before the Bears scored two runs for a tie. The Panthers pulled ahead 6-4 with two runs in the sixth inning before Bunker Hill scored three in the bottom of the inning to take the lead.

Payton Bryant was the winning pitcher for the Bears, who last season shared third place in the league with Draughn and Hibriten.

Bunker Hill plays at North Wilkes at 4 p.m. on Wednesday while Patton is at home on Wednesday at 5 p.m. against Freedom.

Hibriten 3, West Iredell 0

The Panthers won at home in a league opener, taking a 2-0 lead in the first inning.

Maidson Dyson pitched six innings for West Iredell, allowing two hits, no unearned runs with seven strikeouts and three walks.

Emma Byers and Kaylee Duncan each had two hits for the Warriors, who had eight.

Hibriten travels to Patton on Friday for a league game at 6 p.m. while the Warriors are at home on Friday to face Fred T. Foard at 6 p.m.

Tigers-Cavs postponed

The East Burke at Fred T Foard conference game scheduled Tuesday was postponed and no new date was set.


Patton 9, West Lincoln 0

The Panthers won a non-league match at home, scoring four goals in the opening half and five in the second half.

Patton plays at Chase on Wednesday night at 6 p.m., and the Rebels go to North Gaston on Thursday for a match at 6:30 p.m.

Cavs move match

East Burke’s non-conference match at Freedom was postponed and reset for April 3.

  • Information for the roundup included reports by Channon Vogel, head baseball coach at Fred T. Foard; Brian Branch, head baseball coach at East Burke and Randy Joines head softball coach at Bunker Hill.

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