West Columbus Comes Back To Even 1-A Baseball Series With Chatham Central


RALEIGH – Zach Andrews ripped a bases-loaded double in the first inning to get West Columbus off and running and the Vikings beat Chatham Central 9-2 on Saturday afternoon in the second game of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 1-A baseball championship series on the N.C. State University campus.



The West Columbus victory evened the best of three series at a game apiece. Chatham Central had won the completion of Friday night’s suspended game 9-8 earlier in the day.



The third and decisive game in the series is now scheduled for Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m.



Senior pitcher John David White got the pitching victory for the Vikings to improve his record to 10-0, striking out seven and walking six. Seth Kivett (10-3) was charged with the loss.



The Bears took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first but West responded with four in its half of the frame, keyed by the three-run double by Andrews. Andrews went two for four on the day while Devon Brown was two for two, scored three runs and stole a pair of bases. Daniel Britt also singled twice for the Vikings, 27-4 overall.



Kivett and Spencer Moody each had two hits for the Bears and Aubrey Johnson drove home both of Chatham Central’s runs. The Bears are now 26-7 overall.





NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATON

STATE 1-A BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

Game Two, Doak Field, N.C. State University



Chatham Central 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 – 2 6 2

West Columbus 4 2 0 2 0 1 x – 9 5 0

WP—John David White (10-0). LP—Seth Kivett (10-3).





NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATON

STATE 1-A BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

Game One, Doak Field, N.C. State University



Completion of suspended game Friday night

West Columbus 1 0 1 3 1 0 2 -- 8 14 2

Chatham Central 0 5 0 3 1 0 x -- 9 11 3



WP- Cole Hudson. LP--Daniel Britt (9-3).