Mcmichael, South Stanly Win Baseball Championships

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



SATTERFIELD IS MVP AS MCMICHAEL SWEEPS PATTON





RALEIGH – Ethan Satterfield of Mayodan Dalton McMichael had two hits and was named the Most Valuable Player as he led McMichael to a 6-3 victory over Morganton Patton on Saturday in the second game of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 2-A baseball championship series at Doak Field at North Carolina State University.



Satterfield, who entered the finals batting a team-leading .413, had a double and a triple in four trips to the plate Saturday and finished the best of three series with five hits in eight at bats and also scored four times.



A balanced offensive attack by McMichael was a key to its sweep, as all nine starters hit safely in both Phoenix wins. McMichael banged out 18 hits in Friday night’s opener as the Phoenix took a five-inning, 16-6 victory, scoring four in the first and eight in the second.



In game two, Patton took a 3-1 lead in the home half of the second on a two-run home run by Reggie Washington, but McMichael exploded for five runs in the fifth to take command.



Joseph Hughes blasted a three-run homer during the rally and Satterfield had a run-scoring double.



Steven Trant pitched into the sixth for the Phoenix and got the win, striking out five and walking one, while Hughes came on to pick up the save. Nick Newton (10-3) was charged with the loss.



Patton's defense kept the Panthers close as they turned four double plays on the day.



The Phoenix finished the season with a 27-6 record in winning their first NCHSAA baseball championship. Patton, a school in just its second year, ended 27-9.



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 TWO

Doak Field, N.C. State University



Mayodan McMichael 0 1 0 0 5 0 0—6 10 2

Morganton Patton 1 2 0 0 0 0 0—3 6 1

WP—Steven Trant (6-3). Save—Joseph Hughes. LP—Nick Newton (10-3). HR—Patton, Reggie Washington in 2nd with 1 on; McMichael—Joseph Hughes in 5th with 2 on.





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



SOUTH STANLY WINS NCHSAA STATE 1-A BASEBALL TITLE



ZEBULON — Senior righthander Ryne Poplin contributed with both his arm and his bat on Saturday to lead South Stanly to a 7-2 victory over Hampstead Topsail and a sweep of the best-of-three North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 1-A baseball championship series at Five County Stadium.



Poplin got the win on the mound to run his record to 9-1 on the year, striking out five, and also had a run-scoring single in the sixth. He entered the championship series batting a whopping .478.



Wes Hatley of South was named Most Valuable Player for the championship. The senior righthander had a route-going three-hit pitching performance in the Rowdy Rebel Bulls’ 6-2 win in Friday night’s opener and had a hit in each game.



South Stanly built a 5-0 lead in the first three innings. A run-scoring single by clean-up hitter Colten Burris, South’s RBI leader, after a walk and a wild pitch put the Rowdy Rebel Bulls up 1-0 in the first. In the following frame, a two-run triple to right by Jarad Aman moved the score to 3-0.



In the third, after a couple of Topsail errors, South catcher Matt Lisk delivered a two-RBI single to make it 5-0.



Topsail sliced the lead to 5-2 in the top of the sixth with a single by Keith Gray driving home two, but the Bulls answered with a pair in their half of the frame.



Jake Stone got the loss for Topsail.



The Rowdy Rebel Bulls finished at 25-5 on the year, winning their eighth straight game in the playoffs and capturing their first NCHSAA state baseball crown. Topsail, finishing as state runner-up for a second consecutive year, wound up 21-12 but had a great stretch run after posting a 7-8 record at midseason. It was the Pirates’ eighth straight 20-win season.



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 TWO

Five County Stadium, Zebulon



Hampstead Topsail 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 – 2 5 3

South Stanly 1 2 2 0 0 2 x --7 7 3



WP—Ryne Poplin (9-1). LP—Jake Stone (4-1).