Mcmichael, South Stanly Take Opening Games Of Series

NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION STATE 2-A BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES—GAME ONE



MCMICHAEL BLASTS MORGANTON PATTON 16-6 IN 2-A OPENER



RALEIGH – Seven different players had multi-hit games for Mayodan Dalton McMichael as the Fighting Phoenix blasted Morganton Patton 16-6 in five innings on Friday night in the opening game of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 2-A baseball championship series at Doak Field at North Carolina State University.



McMichael banged out 18 hits in the game, which was called after five innings due to the 10-run rule.



The Phoenix chased four runs across in the first off losing pitcher Aaron Attaway and then sent 12 men to the plate in an eight-run second that put the game away.



Ethan Satterfield, who entered the game batting .413, and Corey Shelton each had three hits in four trips to the plate for the winners. Satterfield had a solo homer in the fourth while Shelton and Steven Trant each had three runs batted in.



Every McMichael player in the starting lineup hit safely as the Phoenix improved their overall record to 26-6 while Patton is now 27-8.

Patton’s Nick Newton blasted a three-run homer in the second to cut the deficit to 4-3 before McMichael blew it open.



Joseph Hughes went the route on the mound for the Phoenix to earn his 10th victory in 11 decisions, striking out nine and walking just one while allowing three earned runs.

Game two in the best of three series is scheduled for Saturday morning at eleven o’clock.



The Raleigh Sports Consortium and Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau are serving as host city sponsors for this championship series. Wendy’s is the presenting sponsor of the NCHSAA sports program.



NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION STATE 2-A BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES—GAME ONE

Doak Field, N.C. State University



Morganton Patton 0 3 1 2 0 -- 6 5 1

Mayodan McMichael 4 8 2 2 x --16 18 3

Game called due to 10-run rule.

WP—Joseph Hughes (10-1). LP—Aaron Attaway (5-2).

HR—Nick Newton (Patton), in 2nd with two on; Ethan Satterfield (McMichael) in 4th, solo.





NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION STATE 1-A BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES—GAME ONE



SOUTH STANLY RALLIES TO BEAT TOPSAIL 6-2



ZEBULON — Jared Aman had a big two-run double in a five-run sixth inning as South Stanly downed Hampstead Topsail 6-1 in the opening game of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 1-A baseball championship series at Five County Stadium on Friday.



Senior righthander Wes Hatley went the distance on the mound for the winners, allowing just three hits and fanning eight, while Dan Retinger took the loss.



Matt Lisk led the winners at the plate with three hits in four trips while Brett Fraley had two singles in four at bats in the Rowdy Rebel Bulls’ 11-hit attack.



South scored the opening run of the game in the top of the fourth after Hatley doubled, went to third on a single by Colten Burris, and then scored on a fielder’s choice. But Topsail came back to grab a 2-1 advantage in its half of the frame when Kyle Horton’s triple plated Jake Stone, who had singled, and then Horton scored on a fielder’s choice.



South Stanly then took command in the sixth by virtue of Aman’s double and a costly outfield error that led to a couple of more runs.



The Rowdy Rebel Bulls improved to 24-5 on the year, winning their seventh straight game in the playoffs. Topsail, in its second straight state championship series, slipped to 21-11.



Game two in the best-of-three series is set for Saturday morning at eleven o’clock.



The Raleigh Sports Consortium and Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau are serving as host city sponsors for this championship series. Wendy’s is the presenting sponsor of the NCHSAA sports program.







NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

STATE 1-A BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES—GAME ONE

Five County Stadium, Zebulon



South Stanly 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 -- 6 11 0

Hampstead Topsail 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 -- 2 3 1



WP—Wes Hatley (8-3). LP—Dan Redinger (8-4).