Sunday, March 13, 2011

Moss moving up all-time wins list for RMHS

Rocky Mount senior Benton Moss
Senior Benton Moss has moved into fourth place on Rocky Mount's all-time wins list for pitchers.

Moss, who has signed with North Carolina, has the best winning percentage in school history (.893). But he needs five more victories to pass Jim Leggett to move to the top of the heap in career wins.

Below are all Rocky Mount pitchers who have at least 20 career wins. Former Northern Nash pitcher Tyler Joyner has the Twin Counties' record for victories with 30.

Moss has set career record for the Gryphons in strikeouts.

His 18 Ks this season puts him at 230 - ahead of former hurler Jeremy Ward for the top spot all-time. The top five pitchers on that list are below.

RMHS pitchers with 20 career wins

28, (28-7) Jim Leggett (2005-08)
26, (26-6) John Kennedy (1978-80)
25, (25-6) Donnie Bobbitt (1984-86)
24, (24-3) Benton Moss (2008-present)
24, (24-7) Carter Harrell (1999-2001)
23, (23-3) Bill Wilkes (1979-81)
22, (22-7) Chad Womble (2004-07)
20, (20-9) Jeremy Ward (1993-96)

RMHS' top career strikeout leaders

230, Benton Moss (2008-present)
215, Jeremy Ward (1993-96)
210, Hobbs Johnson (2009-10)
189, Doug Henley (1973-75)
174, Scott Gibson (1994-95)