Rockin’ & Rollin’ – Davie Baseball Starts 7-0
Published 12:00 am Monday, April 2, 2012
By Brian Pitts
Davie Enterprise Record
Undefeated, yet unsatisfied.
Davie baseball coach Mike Herndon says Davie has to iron out a few things before it becomes the powerhouse he envisions. Opponents would argue that Davie, 7-0 after outscoring foes 69-14, is already there.
The War Eagles have been good when they’ve needed to be and great when they’ve needed to be. But Herndon wants them to be consistently great. After the Watauga and Alexander Central games, he said he’s concerned about the defense, which is like Brooklyn Decker saying her eyelashes aren’t up to snuff.
“Defensively we’ve got to concentrate a little more,” he said. “We’re being lazy in our approach sometimes. We should make all the routine plays. We can’t have those kind of mistakes against (Central Piedmont Conference) teams because they’ll come back and get you.
“You can’t complain about being 7-0. I think we can still play a little better, though.”
The offensive and pitching numbers are phenomenal. Karch Arey is hitting .571 (12 for 21), Corey Randall .565 (13-23), Ryan Foster (.538 (14-26) and Nick Boswell .480 (12-25). Davie is hitting .410 as a team. Randall has 14 RBIs, averaging two per game. The pitching has been just as strong, as an 0.93 ERA attests.
Davie went 3-0 last week, including a fast start in the CPC opener.
Davie 6, Watauga 5
In a home nonconference game, Herndon could barely recognize his team as Davie spotted Watauga a 5-0 lead in the first four innings. Davie finished with four errors.
“We played really bad one inning (when Watauga scored four in the fourth),” he said. “We did things we’re not accustomed to doing. We made two errors. We fielded a bunt and threw …