PILOT MOUNTAIN — East Surry will face North Stokes in the softball final of the Northwest Conference Tournament on Friday.
The Lady Vikings dominated Bishop McGuinness 18-0 in the first game Wednesday at East Surry’s home field.
Then the Cardinals beat Walkertown 10-0 in five innings.
Laken Bowman and Emily Cummings combined for a three-hit shutout over the Lady Wolfpack.
East Surry used eight hits, five walks and two Walkertown errors to score 10 runs.
Amber Lawson and Cummings each had two hits, two runs and two RBIs.
Amber Brown went 2 for 2 with two doubles, two runs and two RBIs.
Serena Pickens had a walk, two steals and run scored.
Amber Brown is a JV player who has played pitcher and third base, said Coach Randy Marion. When the JV season ended, Marion brought Brown up to the varsity team.
“She really came through and produced,” he said. The first time up, she hit a double to right-center, then she hit another down the right-field line.
As for Cummings and Lawson, Marion said he would be hard-pressed to choose between them if he had to vote for player of the year. Coaches aren’t allowed to vote for their own players, but Marion has a good case with this Cardinal battery.
Emily and Amber are batting better than .500 on the season and each added two more hits in this game, he said. Still, with North Stokes winning the conference, one of the Vikings could get the top honor.
The player of the year and the all-conference teams will be announced after Friday’s game.