Queen gets 4 hits in 2 games

Published 1:34 pm Tuesday, March 14, 2023

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Davie’s JV baseball team erupted for seven runs in the top of the first inning and held on for a 10-8 decision at East Surry on March 8.

The first-inning onslaught featured six hits. After Gray Collins led off by reaching on one of two East errors in the inning, Larson Stem and Carson Queen cracked back-to-back doubles. The next two batters were retired, but the next five reached safely as Daywalt singled, Parker Davis singled, Logan Allen reached on an error, Kason Stewart singled and Collins doubled.

After building a comfortable 10-1 lead, the War Eagles coasted to victory.

Queen led the nine-hit attack by going 2 for 3 with two RBIs and two steals.

Ricky Plowman (three innings), Josh Whitaker (one inning) and Clarke Stem (one inning) handled the pitching. C. Stem was the most effective, striking out two of three batters in the fifth and final inning.

AC 4, Davie 2

Queen went 2 for 2 and Eli Webber pitched three scoreless innings in relief, but Davie fell 4-2 at home to Alexander Central on March 11.

Davie (2-2) trailed 4-0 before scoring twice in the bottom of the fourth.

Queen had two of Davie’s three hits, drew a walk and went 4 for 5 for the week. Davie’s other hit was by Ryan Williams, who went 1 for 1.

“Carson is swinging the bat real well,” varsity coach Joey Anderson said. “Carson has always had a very good glove and he has the ability to swing it. He’s going to help me out in the future.”

After Tucker Hobbs worked four innings, Webber only allowed one hit in the fifth, sixth and seventh.

“Eli can get it done on the mound,” Anderson said. “He doesn’t want to become a PO (pitcher only), but I think he could be a real good high school pitcher.”