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HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County rallied from five runs down and edged Grayson County 6-5 in a nondistrict baseball game Thursday at Bill Worrell Field.
Trailing 5-4, the Cavaliers got the tying and go-ahead runs when Jordan Lamb beat out an infield single, Brett Anauo walked and Craig Rosen drove in both runners with a two-out double.
Adam Nester took the mound in the top of the third and allowed just one hit the rest of the way, a single to the game’s last batter. Zack Hill walked with one out for Grayson and was at second when Jake Blizzard singled into left. Adam Crotts came up firing and gunned down Hill on a close play at the plate, ending the game.
Grayson County took a 5-0 lead with three runs in the first and two more in the third. Ethan Hash and Richard Pugh lined RBI singles and Hill brought in a run with a groundout in the first. Pugh added an RBI double and later scored in the second for the Blue Devils.
Carroll County began its comeback in the third with a solo home run by Brett Anauo and a two-run Matt Fink single, set up by two Grayson County errors.
Nester earned the win, striking out three and walking none.
Galax 7, Auburn 6: The Maroon Tide avenged a slaughter-rule loss to the Eagles on opening day, scoring on Jacob Woodel’s single in the bottom of the seventh for a nondistrict win Thursday at Felts Park.
Michael Bond led off the home seventh with a single and Travis Garvey walked before Scott Alouf’s sacrifice bunt moved both runners into scoring position. Woodel ended the game with a clean single, improving Galax to 8-3 overall. Auburn dropped to 10-3.
The Maroon Tide overcame five errors, thanks partly to four errors by the Eagles. Woodel, Bond and Todd Nichols had two hits each for Galax. Derrick Duncan had three hits, including two doubles, for Auburn.
Scott Alouf picked up the win with a complete game effort, allowing one earned run on six hits, striking out 10 and walking six.
Chilhowie 8-3, Galax 1-7: The Maroon Tide took the second game to salvage a split in a nondistrict doubleheader Thursday at Mountain View Park.
Galax (2-8) took the lead for good in the third inning of the second game on two walks and a Janisa Lawson double. Three more runs crossed in the fourth on a hit, an error and a series of wild pitches.
Lawson, Bailey Shumate and Drew Cardwell each had two hits on the day. Lawson was the pitcher of record in both games for the Tide.
George Wythe 3, Galax 2 (OT): Galax inched closer to the first win in the program’s history, falling to the Maroons in overtime in a nondistrict match Wednesday.
Sonia Solis and Mireida Martinez both scored for Galax as the Tide overcame a 2-0 deficit in the second half.
Earlier in the week, Galax lost 3-2 to Carroll County on a last-minute goal. Martinez and Marleigh Durham had goals for the Maroon Tide.
Galax 5, Carroll County 2: A series of tight singles matches decided a nondistrict meeting Wednesday in Hillsville. Matt Nelson won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 singles, while the remaining five matches were decided by three games or less, including 8-6 wins by the Tide’s Stuart Garland and Bryan Martin, as well as Carroll’s Alec Felts and Mason Graham. Rob Guynn took an 8-5 win for Galax.
Galax 9, Fort Chiswell 0: Four individual matches resulted in shutouts in an MED match Tuesday. Nelson, Garland and Pres Cardwell and the duo of Trevor Anderson and Ty Cornett all won without dropping a game.
Grayson County 5, Galax 4: Alyssa Wingate and Devin Osborne took a three-set win at No. 1 doubles to clinch the MED win Tuesday for the Blue Devils. Grayson County took the top four singles matches with wins by Wingate, Kristen Davis, Osborne and Renea Wingate. Jenna White and Carahline Stark won in singles for the Maroon Tide.
Alyssa Wingate and Osborne edged Jamie Cockerham and White 3-6, 6-0, 6-2 at No. 1 doubles, while Tayler Engelhardt and Marie Orton took a 3-6, 6-3, 6-1 win at No. 2 doubles.
Galax 8, Fort Chiswell 1: Cockerham, Orton, Patton, White and Stark all won singles matches as Galax breezed to an MED win Wednesday.
Grayson County 9, Fort Chiswell 0: The Blue Devils cruised to an MED win Monday in Max Meadows. Alyssa Wingate, Kristen Davis, Devin Osborne, Renea Wingate, Heather Paisley and Megan Finklea all took easy singles wins for Grayson.