DOBSON — The Lady Cardinals jumped out to a 6-0 lead then held on to beat the Lady Eagles 8-4.
East Surry scored five runs in the first inning, taking advantage of some Surry Central miscues.
Olivia Sheets was hit by a pitch and took second on a walk to Laken Bowman. Sheets scored on a single by Amber Lawson.
Emily Cummings walked to load the bases.
Brooke Whittington hit into a fielder’s choice, driving in one run, then a second run scored off an error. After a wild pitch and a passed ball, the Cards were up 5-0.
In the second inning, Lawson doubled and scored off a single from Brooke Bowman to make it 6-0.
Cummings pitched the first three innings, allowing just two hits and no runs. Serena Pickens came on in the fourth for the Cards.
In the fifth inning, Pickens walked the leadoff batter, then back-to-back errors loaded the bases with none out.
A walk and two singles scored three runs to make it 6-3 with still no one out.
Cummings returned to the circle and gave up a walk to allow one run in. Then she settled down to strike out two and catch a popup to end the inning.
In the next inning, Hayley Whitaker doubled and Lawson walked.
Cummings doubled home both runners for an 8-4 lead that she would make sure stood up.
She sat down the side in the final two innings.
The pitcher finished with six innings thrown, two hits allowed and only one unearned run. She struck out six batters.
The Cards (4-2) travel to Mount Airy on Friday, while the Eagles (2-3) travel to East Wilkes today.