By Tom Hoggard | Outer Banks Voice on March 10, 2020
By Tom Hoggard | Outer Banks Voice | Photos by Richard Miller
The Manteo Redskins dropped a home game to visiting Currituck County, 7-2, on Monday, March 9. The Knights of Currituck jumped on starting pitcher Corbin Tillett for three runs in the top of the first inning. Dylan Sunderlin, Ethan Thomas and Josh Beazley all singled and scored in that frame.
Manteo got on the board in the top of the third when James Gilreath reached on an error and eventually came around to score on a Wolfie Schultz groundout. AJ Bartolotta of Currituck scored in the top of the third to push the Knights lead to 4-1. The Knights continued their scoring ways with three more in the fourth. Conner Hamilton’s two-run single was the big blow in that inning.
Facing a 7-1 deficit, Manteo was able to muster up another run in the bottom of the fifth when Gilreath reached via walk and scored on a bases-loaded walk from Gavin Clark. Hayden Scott, one of four Manteo pitchers on the day, pitched the last three innings and stifled the Knights hitters in the process. Scott allowed no runs on three hits and struck out eight while keeping Currituck off the board.
Unfortunately, Coach Alfie Wheeler’s offense could not mount a comeback as their bats were unable to get going versus Tanner McNeal, Crile Crisler and Cannon Pickell. That trio of Currituck pitchers got coach Justin Hill his first victory of the young season. Currituck, now 1-1 so far, will host Camden County this Thursday, March 12. Manteo, also 1-1, will be on the road at Northeastern High School on Thursday.
Tom Hoggard is sports director/media consultant at East Carolina Radio. He hosts the Outer Banks Sports Report on 98.1 The Score Monday through Friday from 7 to 9 a.m.
Additional photos of this game are available at richardlmillerphotography.