2019 Flashers

THE 2019 WILKES COUNTY POST 31 FLASHERS are currently 10-4 overall and 6-2 in conference play after Tuesday’s sweep over Alexander Post 170. Members of Post 31 in the photo are, front row, left-to-right, Paige Phillips, Kacey Triplett, Kendall Stanley and Isabelle Curry. On the middle row are, Sophie Nichols, Katie Spears, Elizabeth Church, Sydney Ferguson, Gracie Proffit, Presley Dancy and Kennedy Collins. On the back row are, Coaches Tim Curry, Kerry Nichols, Kelly Nichols and Daniel Triplett.

Wilkes County Post 31 hit the road on Monday and Tuesday nights and returned home with three wins in North Carolina American Legion Lady Fastpitch action.

The Flashers traveled to Hibriten High School, earning a split with Caldwell Post 392 on Monday. The next night, they traveled to Alexander Central High School and earned a sweep of Post 170 in the two teams’ first meeting of the summer.

With the wins, Post 31 improved to 10-4 overall and 6-2 in conference play with a trip to Boone originally scheduled for Thursday against Watauga Post 130, which it swept earlier this season. Those games have been postponed and reschedule is to be determined.

The Flashers will take next week off before returning home a week from Monday to host Post 170 in their conference finale.

Wilkes County will close out the regular season with a pair of nonconference tilts at home against Burke County Post 21 on July 23 and then travel to Marion for one, seven-inning game against McDowell Post 56 on July 25.

Wilkes County Post 31 3, Caldwell Post 392 2

Wilkes County overcame an early deficit to defeat Post 392 in first game of Monday’s twin bill.

Caldwell County led 2-0 after three innings but Wilkes County responded with three runs in the top of the fourth inning.

Gracie Proffit highlighted the fourth with a two-run home run and finished 1-for-2 at the plate. Isabelle Curry added an RBI single in fourth.

Katie Spears (1-for-1) and Kacey Triplett (1-for-2) also added hits in the game for the Flashers.

Paige Phillips picked up the win inside the circle as she allowed four hits and two runs while walking two and striking out three in a complete game.

Caldwell County Post 392 12, Wilkes County Post 31 8

Both Wilkes County and Caldwell County found their bats in the nightcap but Caldwell scored multiple runs in every inning to pick up the split.

Despite collecting nine hits, the Flashers committed four errors.

After Post 31 took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first, Caldwell struck for four runs and added two more in the second.

Wilkes cut the deficit to 6-5 but Post 392 responded with three runs in both the third and fourth innings to put the game away.

Proffit paced Post 31 at the plate with three runs batted in while going 2-for-3. Kendall Stanley also went 2-for-3.

Sydney Ferguson went 1-for-2 at the plate while Triplett, Phillips and Curry each finished 1-for-3.

Wilkes County Post 31 9, Alexander Post 170 0

Wilkes County ‘s offense heated up late in Tuesday night’s opener to blank Alexander.

The Flashers led 1-0 after three innings before plating four runs in both the fourth and fifth innings.

Curry turned in a spectacular performance inside the circle as she allowed three hits and struck out nine in a complete-game shutout. She also went 2-for-3 at the plate with three RBIs to pace the Flashers.

Sophie Nichols, Presley Dancy (RBI), Phillips (RBI) and Proffit all added one hit apiece.

Wilkes County Post 31 13, Alexander Post 170 5

Post 31 erupted for 18 hits to complete its second sweep of the 2019 season.

Wilkes County scored three runs in the first, second and fourth innings.

Alexander cut Wilkes’ lead to 9-5 after four innings before Post 31 followed that up with four funs in the fifth.

Proffit went a perfect 4-for-4 at the plate with three RBIs to lead six Flashers with multiple hits.

Stanley (two RBIs), Phillips (two RBIs) and Curry (RBI) each finished with two hits apiece. Dancy and Spears each went 2-for-3 at the plate.

Phillips picked up her second win in as many nights as she scattered five hits and five runs and did not walk a batter.

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