North Stokes Lady Vikings picked up their first win of the season, along with a few bragging rights Friday night in a 10-0 victory against South Stokes.
“They played really well. We’ve had some good practices, but we weren’t really sure where we stood so this was a good start,” said Vikings coach Jeff Frye.
North has five freshmen on the team this season, two of them starting pitchers.
Ninth grader Sierra Hubbard led the Vikings on the mound throwing 73 pitches, striking out three, and only allowing four hits.
“I thought she did an excellent job. She hit her spots and kept the batters off balance,” Frye said.
“The biggest thing for our younger players in practice and in scrimmages is they’ve learned and bought into the fact they have a strong defense behind them. It’s really given them a lot of confidence,” added coach Randy Shelton.
At the plate, Sarah McBride went three-for-three and Hubbard added two singles. Ashley Smith tacked on a homerun.
In the fourth inning, Chandley Garner cleared the bases with an RBI triple as the Lady Vikings built an 8-0 lead.
For South, Paige Rideout led at the plate with two singles along with Ashleigh Washburn and Charley Fallin who added base hits.
“Our infield is tough and I thought they looked really good,” Frye said. “They did great overall. The enthusiasm is there. It was good to get that first win. Now, we’ll just focus on one game at a time.”
After Friday’s win, the Vikings are currently 1-0 and South is 1-4 after defeating Glenn 6-3 on March 8.
Both teams travel to Forsyth Country Day on Saturday to play in a tournament beginning at 10:30 a.m.
Amanda Dodson can be reached at 336-813-2426 or on Twitter at AmandaTDodson.