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C.B. Aycock keeps pace in ECC 3-A

By News-Argus Staff
Published in Sports on April 6, 2008 4:31 AM

From staff reports

PIKEVILLE -- Keep the pace.

Will Edgerton slugged a first-inning home run and Charles B. Aycock dumped Wilson Beddingfield 10-1 on Friday evening. The Golden Falcons (11-4 overall) remained tied with county archrival Eastern Wayne atop the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference standings at 5-1.

Edgerton's homer, a three-run blast, highlighted Aycock's four-run, first-inning outburst against the Bruins. The senior outfielder finished with two hits and four RBI in four at-bats.

"Against Beddingfield, you want to get off to a good start against a team like that," said Aycock head coach Charles Davis. "You always want to come out and play well from the beginning.

"Up and down the lineup, we did pretty good last night."

The Golden Falcons scored in every inning and amassed nine hits. Bryant Hill (1-for-2), Connor Narron (1-for-3) and Nick Barefoot (1-for-1) each doubled. Jonathan Taylor plated two runs with sacrifice flies.

Sophomore left-hander Eric DuBose threw six strong innings. He permitted one earned run on four hits, struck out six and walked three. Jimmy Kearney provided one-strikeout relief in the seventh.

"Eric went out again and gave us a solid performance," said Davis. "He's coming along fine and I was very pleased with his outing. He was able to make good pitches when he had to."

C.B. Aycock improved to 11-0 against Wilson County schools since the ECC's latest realignment in 2005. Davis' last three teams have combined to win 23 of their 26 regular-season conference contests.

"That was our third game in three days, so it was a pretty good week for us," said Davis.