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Marvin Ridge Sweeps In 3-A Baseball; Whiteville and South Stanly Go To Game Three

NCHSAA 3-A BASEBALL

MARVIN RIDGE USES BIG INNINGS TO SWEEP CHARLES B. AYCOCK

            RALEIGH – Waxhaw Marvin Ridge used a couple of big innings to rally for a 7-3 win over Pikeville Charles B. Aycock on Saturday and a sweep of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 3-A baseball championship series at Doak Field at Dail Park on the N.C. State campus.

            Down 2-0, the Mavericks scored three in the fifth and then four runs in the sixth to take command.

            Max Wotell’s run-scoring single broke a 2-2 tie in the fourth and gave Marvin Ridge the lead for good and helped him earn Most Valuable Player honors in the championship.   Wotell, the Gatorade North Carolina Baseball Player of the Year, fanned eight and allowed just one hit on Friday night to earn his 14th pitching victory of the year in a 2-0 triumph.

             All nine Maverick starters hit safely in the balanced attack, although Mark Glover’s run-scoring double was a key hit in the sixth.   Hank Smitherman and Bobby Hampton each had three hits for the Golden Falcons, who outhit the Mavericks 11-9.

            Marvin Ridge was in the NCHSAA baseball finals for the first time since the school opened in 2007, while Aycock had won state 3-A crowns in 1974 and 2007 and was the runner-up to Weddington in 2012. The Mavericks finished 29-5 while Aycock slipped to 23-7 overall.

            The Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance served as a host city sponsor for the championship.

 

NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION STATE BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

Doak Field at Dail Park, N.C. State

Class 3-A: Game Two

 

Pikeville Charles B. Aycock             0  0  0     1  1  0      1—3   11   2

Waxhaw Marvin Ridge                    0  0  0     0  3  4      x—7    9    3

            WP—Jake Kuchmaner.  LP—Jacob Naughton. 

 

NCHSAA 1-A BASEBALL, GAME TWO

SOUTH STANLY FORCES GAME THREE IN NCHSAA 1-A BASEBALL

    ZEBULON – Luke Burris had three hits in four trips to the plate to help South Stanly to a 6-2 victory over Whiteville on Saturday in the second game of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 1-A baseball championship series at Five County Stadium.
    That evened the best of three series at a game each, with the decisive game scheduled for Saturday at 5 p.m.  Mackenzie Gore fired a one-hit shutout and also drove in two runs to lead Whiteville to a 7-0 win in Friday night’s opening game. 
    Logan Spivey and Alex Poplin each had a pair of hits for the victorious Rowdy Rebel Bulls.  Sawyer Lee got the win on the mound, although he walked eight while striking out five.
    Whiteville left 13 runners stranded.
    The Wolfpack is now 27-5 while South Stanly is 22-7.
    Both teams have great baseball traditions.  Whiteville is the defending 1-A champions and has earned six previous NCHSAA crowns while South Stanly is making its fifth trip to the championship series in the last seven years and won state titles in 2012 and ’13.    

NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
STATE BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
Five County Stadium, Zebulon
Class 1-A: Game Two

Whiteville            1   0   0       0   0   1       0—2   5   2
South Stanly        2   0   0       3   1   1       x—6   11  4
    WP—Sawyer Lee.  LP—Zach Pait.