Maiden High’s Avery Scott pitched the Blue Devils into first place in South Fork 2A baseball on Tuesday night.
The Blue Devils won 5-2 at Bandys when Scott – a junior right-hander — threw 6 2/3 innings, allowing two hits, two earned runs and striking out five as Maiden improved to 3-1 overall and 3-0 in the conference.
Ross Fowler went 2-for-3 with a walk and scored three runs for Maiden with Dalton Jones doubling in a run, Dylan Abernathy doubling and walking and driving in a run and Austin Hoyle collecting an RBI.
Bandys (3-1, 2-1) got a hit and two runs scored by Hunter Jones.
The victory came in a return game for the Blue Devils’ Doug McRee, whose previous stint as a prep head baseball coach was at Bandys. His teams there won 249 baseball games and he was an assistant football coach for the Trojans as well.
Maiden plays a non-conference game at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at St. Stephens.
The Blue Devils haven’t played a home game yet — as they await drainage repairs on their outfield – and they are already two wins away from matching last year’s five-win season (when they started 0-7).
The Trojans are at home Thursday at 7 p.m. for a non-league game against South Iredell.
Chris Moxley threw a complete game, allowing five hits and no earned runs and walking three and striking out 10 as the Rebels won a home conference game.
Moxley went 3-for-3 with a double and drove in a run.
Chandler Carpenter had a double, Brandon Lail had a sacrifice and an RBI and Bobby Beam had a sacrifice and an RBI for West Lincoln (4-1, 2-1).
North Lincoln dropped to 2-2, 1-2.
The Rebels play East Burke at West Lincoln on Wednesday at 7 p.m.
The Knights have a home league game on Thursday at 7 p.m. against Lake Norman Charter, a game moved up by one day.
The Mustangs scored three runs in the first and seventh innings to win an afternoon conference game at the Huntersville Athletic Park.
Freshman Garrett Michel went 3-for-4 and drove in a run, sophomore Josh Stephens had two hits – one a home run – and drove in four runs and Gabe Duncan had two hits and an RBI for East Lincoln (3-2, 2-1).
Drew Gugino and Jared Ryan each had a hit for the Knights (4-2, 1-2) and Ryan drove in a run.
Ty Cobb was the winning pitcher for the Mustangs, going four innings. He gave up two hits, an earned run, walked three and struck out four.
East Lincoln has a non-league game Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Forestview, and the Knights’ league game at North Lincoln, originally set for Friday, is now Thursday at 7 p.m.
The Wolves (1-3, 1-2), outscored 34-2 in their first three games, grabbed their first victory of the season in a home game.
No other game details were available.
Newton-Conover dropped to 0-4 overall and 0-2 in the league.
The Red Devils won one of 14 conference games a year ago.
Lincolnton goes to East Lincoln for a league game on Friday at 7 p.m., and Newton-Conover is at home Friday at 7 p.m. against Bandys.
Morgan Boheimer threw a complete game one-hitter with three walks and eight strikeouts as the Blue Devils won a South Fork 2A game on the road.
Caitlyn Wray went 2-for-4 with a grand slam and five RBIs and Abby West had a home run among her two hits and drove in two runs for spark Maiden.
Maiden plays a non-league game at home Thursday at 6 p.m. against North Iredell.
Bandys has a South Fork 2A game at Newton-Conover on Thursday at 5 p.m.
Emma Bumgarner scored twice and Gracie Ledford, Katie Willis and Kinsley Gilmore each drove in a run as the Rebels (3-1, 2-1) won at home.
West Lincoln score three runs in the fourth inning and the Knights (4-1, 2-1) got three runs in the bottom of the inning.
The Rebels finished with seven hits.
Willis threw a complete game for West Lincoln, giving up six hits, three runs (all earned) with two walks and no strikeouts.
West Lincoln goes to Draughn on Thursday for a 6 p.m. non-conference game while North Lincoln’s South Fork 2A game at home with Lake Norman Charter, originally set for Friday, is now Thursday at 5 p.m.
A seven-run first inning by the Mustangs sparked their road victory that included getting 18 hits and checking the Knights on four hits.
Katie Hague went 3-for-4 and drove in two runs for East Lincoln, which also got two hits and four RBIs by Alexis Duggins and freshman Taliyah Thomas.
Kylie Thress and freshman Bailey Hardin each added two RBIs for East Lincoln.
Sophomore Payton Baker was the winning pitcher after going three innings. She allowed one hit, walked one and struck out three.
Jenna Carter had two hits for Lake Norman Charter, MacKenzie Callahan hit a three-run home run and Bekah Cook took the loss (five innings pitched, nine hits, 17 runs with 10 earned, three walks, four strikeouts).
East Lincoln is at home Wednesday at 5 p.m. for a non-league game against South Point.
Lake Norman Charter is at North Lincoln on Thursday at 5 p.m. for a league game moved up one day.
The Knights scored four first-half goals en route to a league victory on the road.
North Lincoln (3-0, 1-0) is at home Thursday at 6 p.m. for a conference match against Lake Norman Charter.
West Lincoln (0-3, 0-1) goes to Maiden for a league match on Thursday at 6 p.m.
- Information for the roundup includes reports by Benny Lytton, Bandys SID; Robbie Abernathy, Maiden baseball coaching staff; and Hugh McCall, Maiden head softball coach.