Kerley hurls no-hitter in win over Watauga
By D.N. PENNELL, Jr.
Alexander Central junior southpaw Maddox Kerley tossed his first career no-hitter in Alexander Central’s 5-0 win over the Watauga Pioneers on Thursday afternoon, March 7, at Bob Gryder Stadium.
The Cougar hurler fanned 13 and walked just three as the Cougars evened their NW 3A/4A record to 1-1 on the young season. He mowed down 22 of the 25 batters he faced in the complete-game mound effort.
Offensively, ACHS (2-3,1-1) collected five hits in the win. Bryson Hammer tallied a pair of hits and drove in three runs, while Byron Younts added one hit and three runs scored.
LADY COUGARS BOUNCE BACK WITH WIN
The Alexander Central Softball Team rebounded from a loss to South Caldwell to topple Watauga 10-0 in the home opener on March 7, at Central Park.
Freshman Faith Carrigan upped her mound record to 2-1 win a complete-game three-hitter in the pitcher’s circle.
At the plate, Ashley Seagle tallied a team-high three hits. Senior Lanie Goforth paired hits and drove in a team-high four runs. She added three runs scored.
MEN’S TENNIS DROPS MATCH AT NORTH LINCOLN
The ACHS Men’s Tennis Team slipped to 1-3 on the season with a 6-3 road loss to North Lincoln at Pumpkin Center.
Senior Carter Patterson improved to 4-0 for the Cougars with his singles win on Thursday. Jacob Campbell also posted a victory for the Cougars in singles action.
The doubles team of Patterson and Cameron White claimed a win in doubles action.
SOCCER LOSES TO EAGLES
The Lady Cougar Soccer Team played its second game in the Wilkes Central Tournament at Lowes Park in Wilkesboro. In Thursday’s contest against the host team from Wilkes Central, the Alexander club suffered an 8-0 setback.