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ELKIN — East Surry posted four runs in the fourth inning to take control of its game with Elkin.

The Cardinals posted three more runs in the last inning for a 7-1 nonconference win Monday.

The Elks struck out 14 times as East starter Scott Meredith struck out 11 in five innings for the win.

At one point, Meredith sat down five straight via the K.

Alec Wilson supplied the power, going deep for a two-run homer in the fourth as East came back from a 1-0 hole to take the lead.

Tyler Marion hit a double before Wilson cleared the fence in left. Seth Brim would add the first of his two RBI singles as the Cards put up four runs.

After Meredith went five innings, Brim came on to pitch two scoreless innings in relief.

Elkin’s Will Altemueller, a left-handed sophomore, went five innings before giving way to Daniel Brinegar, who had the only Elkin RBI with a double in the first inning.

In the top of the seventh, Marion hit his second double and was driven in by Wilson’s RBI double.

Carson Long hit a bouncer up the middle, and a bad throw by the shortstop allowed Wilson to score and Long to reach scoring position.

Long would come home on Brim’s second RBI single to finish the scoring.

The Cards improved to 2-0 as they continue to play on the road as renovations continue at Barry Hall Field. They travel to South Stokes today.

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