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Whiteville, Marvin Ridge Win Baseball Series Openers

NCHSAA 1-A BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP–GAME ONE

GORE FIRES SHUTOUT TO LEAD WHITEVILLE  OVER SOUTH STANLY 
    ZEBULON – Mackenzie Gore fired a one-hit shutout and also drove in two runs to lead Whiteville to a convincing 7-0 victory over South Stanly on Friday in the opening game of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 1-A baseball championship series at Five County Stadium.
    Gore fanned 13 and was in command the whole way.
    The Wolfpack scored twice in the third inning on a two-run single by Gore, and then Nick Hood led off the bottom of the fourth with a home run off the video board to make it 3-0.  Whiteville blew it open with four runs in the sixth, keyed by a two-RBI hit by Hunter Cartrette.
    Hunter Harwood and Turner Brown each had two hits for the winners, 
    Both teams have great baseball traditions.  Whiteville is the defending 1-A champion 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.  Whiteville is now 27-4 while South Stanly is 21-7.
    Game two of the best-of-three is set for Saturday morning at 11 o’clock. This is the 99th year for baseball championships in the NCHSAA. The Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance serves as a host city sponsor for the championship.

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

South Stanly        0  0  0       0   0   0       0—0   1   4
Whiteville            0  0  2       1   0   4       x—7   9   0
    WP—Mackenzie Gore.  LP—Dylan Starnes.   HR—Nick Hood, Whiteville, 4th with none on.

 

NCHSAA 3-A BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP–GAME ONE

MARVIN RIDGE BLANKS AYCOCK IN 3-A GAME ONE

    RALEIGH –  Max Wotell fired a one-hit shutout as Waxhaw Marvin Ridge blanked Pikeville Charles B. Aycock 2-0 on Friday in the first game 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.
    Wotell fanned eight and allowed just a single by Hank Smitherman in the fourth inning to earn his 14th win of the season. Bobby Hampton (10-3) went the distance for Aycock, fanning six and allowing five hits and was charged with the loss. 
    Marvin Ridge got a run in the third on an error and a fielder’s choice, and then Chandler Castleberry had a run-scoring triple for the Mavericks in the fourth.
    Alex Leshock of the Mavericks was the only player in the game with two hits. 
    Marvin Ridge is in the NCHSAA baseball finals for the first time since the school opened in 2007, while Aycock won state 3-A crowns in 1974 and 2007 and was the runner-up to Weddington in 2012. The Mavericks are now 28-5 while Aycock slipped to 23-5 overall. 
    Game two of the best-of-three is set for Saturday at 2 p.m. This is the 99th year for baseball championships in the NCHSAA. The Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance serves 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 One

Waxhaw Marvin Ridge           0   0   1       1   0   0       2—2   5   0
Pikeville Charles B. Aycock    0   0   0       0   0   0       0—0   1   1
    WP—Wotell (14-0).  LP—Hampton (10-3).