Manteo varsity baseball scores second double-digit win

Published 1:34 pm Sunday, March 5, 2023

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Two games into the 2023 season, the Manteo varsity baseball team sports a 2-0 record with double-digit wins in each game.

After walloping Columbia 28-2 in a non-conference home game this past Monday, the Redskins went on the road Wednesday for an 11-2 win over Perquimans County.

In contrast to the first game where Manteo dominated the first inning 13-0, the game at Hertford saw the Perquimans Pirates take an early 2-0 lead.

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There was plenty of action in the third inning where Manteo came back with two runs to even the score at 2 each. Then, with bases loaded, Wyn Wheeler took advantage of a loose ball to slip in from third and put the Redskins up 3-2.

With bases loaded once again, another wayward throw allowed Gage Tolson to cross home plate, giving Manteo a 4-0 lead and Braeden Henry sent two more runners in with a timely center field double for Manteo to end the top of the third with a 6-2 lead.

In a game full of wild pitches and several pitcher rotations, Perquimans was unable to respond and Manteo added one run in the fourth, three runs in the sixth, and another run in the top of the seventh to return home with an 11-2 win.

The next scheduled outing for Manteo is a 5 p.m. home non-conference game Tuesday, March 7 with Northside, also with a 2-0 record.

Other Manteo varsity games this season include:

5 p.m. Tue, 3/7 Northside Pinetown at Manteo
5 p.m. Thu, 3/9 at Cape Hatteras
6 p.m. Tue, 3/14 Edenton Holmes at Manteo
4:30 p.m. Wed, 3/15 at Northside Pinetown
7 p.m. Fri, 3/17 at Edenton Holmes
6 p.m. Tue, 3/21 First Flight at Manteo Conference
6 p.m. Fri, 3/24 at First Flight
6 p.m. Tue, 3/28 at Currituck County
6 p.m. Thu, 3/30 Cape Hatteras at Manteo
6 p.m. Fri, 3/31 Currituck County at Manteo
6 p.m. Tue, 4/4 at Pasquotank County
6 p.m. Thu, 4/6 Pasquotank County at Manteo
6 p.m. Tue, 4/18 Northeastern at Manteo
6 p.m. Fri, 4/21 at Northeastern
1 p.m. Sat, 4/22 Grassfield at Manteo
6 p.m. Tue, 4/25 at Hertford County
6 p.m. Fri, 4/28 Hertford County at Manteo
6 p.m. Tue, 5/2 Camden County at Manteo
6 p.m. Thu, 5/4 at Camden County