JV baseball team wastes Stewart’s 4 RBIs

Published 12:31 pm Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Sparked by Clarke Stem and Kason Stewart, Davie’s JV baseball team built a 6-1 lead at East Forsyth on March 14.

The War Eagles then lost steam and the game, 7-6.

Thanks to Stem’s pitching and Stewart’s hitting, they were in control for a while.

Stem had a three-hitter going through five innings, only allowing one run during that time. And Stewart was clearing the bases at the plate.

In the top of the third, Stewart doubled to drive in Hunter Potts and Larson Stem and give Davie a 2-1 lead. In the fifth, the same thing happened – a Stewart double knocked in Potts and L. Stem. When Carson Queen reached on an error, the third run of the inning scored and Davie had a 5-1 lead.

But the rest of the game was all East.

In the sixth, the hosts chopped Davie’s 6-1 lead to 6-5. The big blow was a three-run home run. In the bottom of the seventh, East used a walk, a single, a walk and a double to produce two runs and beat Davie in walk-off fashion.

Potts (2-3, walk), Stewart (2-4, four RBIs) and Queen (2-3) had two hits each. Logan Allen went 1-3 and L. Stem walked three times. Both teams had seven hits. C. Stem was pulled after 5.1 innings.

EF 8, Davie 1

The rematch at Davie on March 16 was miserable for the War Eagles, who committed all four of the game’s errors and were held to six hits.

Davie got off to a good start. After Potts walked to start the bottom of the first, L. Stem, Stewart and Eli Webber followed with hits. Davie, though, settled for one run after all that, and it only managed three hits the rest of the way. It went down 1-2-3 in the second, third and fourth, and it sent up the minimum in the fifth and sixth.

East turned the game in the third, scoring three runs on three hits and an error.

L. Stem led the offense at 2 for 3 with a double. Stewart (1-3), Queen (1-3), Webber (1-2) and Gray Collins (1-2) had one hit apiece.

There were bright spots on the mound. Tucker Hobbs pitched three innings, gave up three unearned runs, walked none and fanned five. Brice Wilson pitched a scoreless inning, and Davie’s sixth arm of the day, Alexander Shinsky, pitched a clean seventh.

Davie (2-4, 0-2 Central Piedmont Conference) entered the week with a three-game losing streak.