Historic Stuff: Watson Hits 3 HRs In 1 Game, War Eagles 17-2

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 5, 2011

By Brian Pitts
Davie Enterprise Record

The Davie varsity baseball team is having a season we’ve never seen before. The War Eagles are 17-2 for the first time ever. And man, do they kill people.
They have scored double-figure runs in five straight games, and they have won 11 straight. The score during the winning streak: Davie 118, opponents 28.
Davie is hitting .363 to go with a 2.43 ERA. Every week the numbers read like a baseball video game.
• Carson Herndon is hitting .519 with nine doubles and a 16-game hitting streak.
• Alex Newman is hitting .454 with 19 RBIs (from the leadoff spot) and 18 steals.
• Corey Randall is hitting .451 with a nine-game hitting streak. He hit five homers in eight games. His seventh homer vaulted him into select company, the fifth Davie player to hit seven or more. Zach Howard hit 11 homers in ‘07, Matt Marion eight in ‘89, Wes Mecham seven in ‘89 and Jacob Barber seven in ‘10.
• Joe Watson is hitting .392. He did something truly spectacular against West Iredell, hitting three homers. He’s the second Davie player ever to hit three in a game. Howard did it on Feb. 28, 2007.
• Connor Bodenhamer is hitting .380 and Nick Boswell .333.
• For the longest time, Javan Phillips was struggling to stay above .200. Now …