Windsor beats Surry in softball, baseball

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 14, 2008

WINDSOR-The Windsor HIgh School softball team had it all going on Friday.

The Lady Dukes belted out 17 hits and got a stellar pitching performance from Brittany Oliver to down Surry County High School 17-1 in a Tri-Rivers District softball game. The game was halted to five innings by the 10-run rule.

Everyone in the Windsor starting lineup had at least one hit and the Lady Dukes broke through with 12 runs in the third inning to put the contest away. For Windsor, Corinne Cahalan was 3-for-4, and Taylor Gay, Karissa White, Courtney Vick, Oliver, Elizabeth Brooks and Valerie Rapp all had two hits.

Oliver tossed a one-hitter with eight strikeouts and allowed one unearned run in the first inning.

&uot;This is her third or fourth game and she has thrown well each time. We have not played the best defense behind her. Finally, today we played defense behind her. We made one mistake and that’s it,&uot; said Chuck Parish, Windsor head coach. &uot;She pushed off the mound and threw with a little velocity and looked good. That is her best performance so far.&uot;

Parish was also happy with his team’s defense, which has improved the last few weeks.

&uot;That’s three or four games we have played well defensively,&uot; he said. &uot;We’ve been at one error or less the last three or four

games. We thrive on defense.&uot;

Windsor (9-6, 6-0), which is in first place in the Tri-Rivers District standings, plays at Charles City on Monday and closes out the regular season hosting Franklin on Wednesday.

In baseball action Friday,five Windsor players drove in two runs as the Dukes jumped all over Surry County High School 12-1 in a Tri-Rivers game. The game was stopped in the fifth inning because of the 10-run rule.

The Dukes (10-4, 6-0) opened the game with 10 runs in the first inning. Clay Copeland, Chris Horne, Curtis Harrell, Jeff Myers and Kyle Cobb each drove in a pair of runs for Windsor, the first place team in the district.

&uot;We hit the ball. Scoring 10 runs in the first, you don’t like to run the score up on anybody and continue to run the bases and move on passed balls, but you like to see them continue to put the ball in play,&uot; said Bruce Carroll, Windsor head coach, about his team’s hitting after the first inning. &uot;I guess we hit the ball OK. I just wasn’t pleased after the first inning.&uot;

Myers pitched a complete game, allowing just three hits, and striking out six. He allowed one unearned run. Carroll said Myers, however, did not have his best velocity.

&uot;We are going back to long tossing on Monday,&uot; Carroll said. &uot;He really didn’t need to have his velocity today.&uot;

Windsor hosts Franklin on Wednesday, and Carroll said Chris Horne will start. The Dukes finish out the regular season on Friday at Charles City. Brett Vaughan and Anthony Cruz are scheduled to pitch in that game.

Windsor beat Surry 8-3 earlier in the season.