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Midway Wins 2-A Crown Over Bunker Hill; Whiteville Rallies To Edge East Surry For 1-A Baseball Crown

NCHSAA 2-A BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP–GAME THREE

MIDWAY SLIPS PAST BUNKER HILL 4-2 TO CLINCH 2-A BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

                  GREENSBORO— Matt Barefoot scattered six hits and struck out eight for Midway as the Raiders downed Bunker Hill 4-2 Saturday night in the third and final game of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 2-A baseball championship series at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

                  Midway, in the championships for the second straight year, won the series two games to one and Barefoot was named the championship series Most Valuable Player.  

                  In the opening game on Friday night, Austin Hardison had three hits in four at bats and Dylan Hardison went the distance on the mound as Midway rolled past Bunker Hill 10-3.  The Bears came back in game two earlier Saturday as Cooper Wray went two for three with three RBI to lead Bunker Hill to a 4-3 decision while Barefoot had two hits for the Raiders.  

                  Midway jumped in front with three runs in the first with some timely hits.  Luke Clark, who topped the Raider attack with three hits in four trips, had a run-scoring single, as did Kyle Hawley and Tyler Pope.  Cole Ervin, the Bear starting pitcher, did not make it out of the first and was relieved by Colton Chapman, who went the rest of the way.

                  The Bears sliced it to 3-2 with a pair of runs in the third without a hit, stringing together a hit batsman, error, fielders choice, stolen base, a couple of walks and a wild pitch.  Midway made it 4-2 in the sixth when Cody Baker delivered an RBI single.

                 In the seventh, Bunker Hill brought the tying run to the plate after a single by Chapman, his second hit of the night and fourth time he reached base, but Barefoot struck out the next two hitters to preserve the win.

                 Ervin had a single and a double in three at bats for the Bears.

                  The Raiders completed the year 27-5, while Bunker Hill, in its first trip to the championship series, wound up 27-7.

                  This is the 98th year for baseball championships in the NCHSAA.

NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

STATE BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Class 2-A: Game Three

 

Midway                    3  0  0       0   0   1     0—4  9  1

Bunker Hill               0  0  2       0   0   0     0—2  6  1

                  WP—Matthew Barefoot.   LP—Cole Ervin. 

BASEBALL GAME 3

WHITEVILLE RALLIES TO EDGE EAST SURRY FOR 1-A BASEBALL CROWN

               ZEBULON– Zack Pait and Hunter Harwood had run-scoring doubles in the seventh inning to lift Whiteville to a come from behind 3-2 victory over East Surry on Saturday in the third and decisive game of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 1-A baseball championship series at Five County Stadium.

                  Whiteville won the series two games to one.  The Wolfpack had evened the series with a big 10-0 win earlier on Saturday, pounding out 15 hits and dealing East Surry its first loss of the season.  East Surry won Friday night’s opener with four runs in the sixth en route to a 7-4 triumph.

            Freshman MacKenzie Gore, who has been outstanding in the postseason, was named the championship Most Valuable Player. He came on in the fifth inning in relief of Connor Grainger and shut the door, earning the victory, and he had two hits and the pitching win in game two.

           East Surry managed only two hits for the game, but scratched out a run in the first and then scored an unearned run in the fifth to take a 2-1 lead. Scott Meredith and Alex Wilson had the base hits for the Cards.

                  In the seventh, Grainger singled for the Wolfpack, scored on a double by Pait and then Harwood chased Pait home with a double.  Five Whiteville players each had one hit for the winners.

                  The Wolfpack ran their record to 26-6 in winning their sixth NCHSAA baseball title all-time, while East Surry wound up 31-2, with the Cardinals’ only losses in the championship series.

                This is the 98th year for baseball championships in the NCHSAA. The Raleigh Sports Consortium and Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau serve as host city sponsors for the championship.

 

NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

STATE BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

Five County Stadium, Zebulon

Class 1-A: Game Three

 

Whiteville               1   0   0       0   0   0      2 – 3   5   1     

East Surry             1   0   0       0   1   0      0— 2   2   2

                  WP–  MacKenzie Gore (8-0). LP—Seth Brim (4-1).