Wilson Fike rallies to beat Rocky Mount
April 26, 2012Rocky Mount High School
From staff reports, Wilson Times
WILSON - A four-run uprising in the bottom of the sixth inning culminating with a walk to senior Chris Phillips enabled the Fike High varsity baseball team to celebrate Senior Night in style, rallying for a 7-6 3-A Big East Conference conquest of visiting Rocky Mount.
In the sixth, the Golden Demons (14-7, 3-6 BE), began their outburst with a sacrifice fly off the bat of freshman Charlie Vaughan that scored senior Nathan Everett.
Run-scoring singles by junior Tyler Poythress and senior Dustin Edwards enabled Fike to tie the game, with Phillips drawing a bases-loaded walk that allowed senior J.D. Sherrod to score.
Senior left-hander Travis Ricks picked up the win on the mound for Fike, striking out eight and allowing six hits. Ricks walked six in the complete-game effort.
Edwards was 3 for 4 with three RBIs and a double. Vaughan and Ellis were each 2 for 3.
Fike, which concludes regular-season play at Northern Nash on Thursday, marked the contributions of Ricks, Edwards, Sherrod, Everett and Phillips.
WILSON FIKE 7, ROCKY MOUNT 6
Rocky Mount 130 002 0 — 6
Fike 100 024 0 — 7
WP-Travis Ricks (6-3) 7 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 6 BB, 8 SO
LP-Spencer Ramsey 2/3 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO
LEADING HITTERS — Fike: Dustin Edwards 3-4, 3 RBI, 2B, Charlie Vaughan 2-3, RBI, Sam Ellis 2-3, Tyler Poythress 1-4, RBI, J.D. Sherrod 1-3; Rocky Mount: Will Edwards 2-4, RBI, Jeremy Johnson 2-3, 3 RBI, 2B, Mich Varnell 1-4, 2B