East Surry Little League wins 1st game

Staff Report

GREENVILLE — East Surry’s 9-10 Little League team won its first game at the super regional level.

The local team already is the North Carolina champion, but now it goes against the best from other Southeastern states.

In the first round Friday evening, East Surry faced a replacement team, noted Jeff Edmonds, one of the players’ parent. The state champion couldn’t make it, so the boys played the next-best team from Irmo, S.C.

The game only lasted four innings as East Surry won 20-0.

The leadoff hitter got aboard in the top of the first, then Folger Boaz doubled in run. Luke Brown and Anthony Ayers followed with RBI hits, and the route was on, said Edmonds.

“We played really well,” said East coach Jay Boaz. As for the opponent, he said, “I don’t know if they had their best day.”

East Surry scored nine runs in the first inning, six in the second and five in the third to end the game early.

Boaz said his pitchers had some control issues in the bottom of the first, but didn’t allow a run.

The boys hit the ball well and ran the bases wisely, he said.

Today the team faces Virginia, which thumped Alabama 11-1.

Neither East Surry nor Virginia used any one pitcher for very long, said Edmonds. Since no one threw more than about 20 pitches, any of the boys will be available today as well.

The boys will play Georgia on Monday at 3:30 p.m.

Today’s 10 a.m. game and Monday’s afternoon game will be streamed live over the internet at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/tosc-greenville-nc.

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