Last updated: May 17. 2014 1:17PM - 395 Views
By Jim Fuller

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RONDA — Two first-inning runs held up as East Wilkes eased past West Montgomery, 2-1, in the second round of the 1A West playoffs Friday night.

The Cardinals, now 23-3, advance to host a third-round game against North Stanly (18-3), a 5-2 winner over East Montgomery Friday.

Kennedy Lester went the distance on the mound for the Cardinals, allowing five hits, an earned run, walking five , and striking out 11. Lester also went 1-for-3 at the plate.

Also going 1-for-3 at the plate for the Cardinals were Brandi Parks, Ashley Wagoner, Adrian Pardue, and Brie Jarvis.

Zadaisha Young-Waddell took the loss, allowing five hits, one earned run, walking one and striking out three.

The Warriors, who end their season at 14-9, plated their only run in the fifth on a home run by Brynn Hinson.

The winner of the East Wilkes-North Stanly game will meet the winner of the Elkin-North Stokes game for the right move on to the state semifinals.

West Montgomery 000 010 0 — 1 5 1

East Wilkes 200 000 x — 2 5 0

WM: Zadaisha Young-Waddell and Bryanne Fish. EW: Kennedy Lester and Caitlin Macemore. 2B: Casey Dennis (WM). HR: Brynn Hinson (WM).

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