Thursday, April 7, 2011

Moss sets strikeout record while hurling one-hitter at Wilson Fike

RMHS senior Benton Moss
WILSON - Rocky Mount senior pitcher Benton Moss has, for the most part, been dominating all season.
He really showed that domination Tuesday evening as he struck out a school-record 20 batters en route to an 8-0 win over Wilson Fike.

Moss gave up just one hit - a single to Tyler Poythress in the fifth, and he hit one batter.

But that was it as he passed the RMHS record for Ks previously set at 19 by Carter Harrell ( vs. Hillsborough Orange, 2001) and Donnie Bobbitt (vs. Southern Nash, 1986)        

Over his last two outings in 14 innings of work, he has struck out an astounding 37 batters.

And it's always nice when you get some offensive support, too. And fellow senior Thomas Berry chipped in there. His grand slam to right center in the first inning gave him plenty of wiggle room, as if he would need it.

Ironically, Berry also hit first-inning granny last year in the Gryphons' late season win against another Wilson County team in Hunt.


Most strikeouts in a game:
20, Benton Moss (vs. Wilson Fike, 2011);
19, Carter Harrell (vs. Hillsborough Orange, 2001);
19, Donnie Bobbitt (vs. Southern Nash, 1986);
17, Benton Moss (vs. Nash Central, 2011);
16, Benton Moss (vs. Southern Nash, 2010);
16, Scott Gibson (vs. Durham Jordan, 1995;
16, Scott Gibson (vs. Northern Nash, 1994);
16, Greg Proctor (vs. Wilson Fike, 1975);
15, Hobbs Johnson (vs. Tarboro, 2009);
15, Carter Harrell (vs. JH Rose, 2000);
15, Scott Lewis (vs. Kinston, 1988);
15, Larry Daughtridge (vs. Broughton, 1971);
14, Hobbs Johnson (vs. Southern Wayne, 2009);
14, Barrett Bodiford (vs. Garner, 1998);
14, Marcus Battle (vs. Kinston, 1994);
14, Danny Talbott (vs. Durham, 1963);
13, Hobbs Johnson (vs. Wilson Fike, 2010);
13, Carter Harrell (vs. Northeastern, 1999);
13, Scott Gibson (vs. Beddingfield, 1994);
13, Greg Proctor (vs. Northeastern, 1974);
13, Doug Henley (vs. Northern Nash, 1974);
13, Gary Ange (vs. Enloe, 1972);
13, Buddy Edgerton (vs. Durham, 1968);
13, Alton Oakley (vs. Goldsboro, 1958)
12, Benton Moss (vs. J.H. Rose, 2011);
12, Scott Lewis (vs. Wilson Hunt, 1988);
12, Buddy Edgerton (vs. Greensboro Smith, 1969);
12, Digit Laughtridge (vs. South Edgecombe, 1963)

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