Lowe too hot for Maroon Tide

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The Holston pitcher fanned 19 Galax batters as the Tide opened its 2010 season.

By Craig Worrell, Sports Editor

Galax entered its softball season opener Monday having not faced live pitching in practice a single time. Trying to break the ice against someone like Morgan Lowe just wasn’t fair. Lowe struck out 19 batters and was unhittable unless one’s name happened to be Harley Brewer as Holston took a 10-0 win in a nondistrict game over the Maroon Tide at Mountain View Park. “You’re just not going to hit that kind of heat the first time out,” said Galax coach Verl Brown, whose preseason workouts have been sorely hampered by Mother Nature.

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