Around the Bases: NC Regional Finals



BY PBR NC Staff
Prep Baseball Report of NC

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Prep Baseball Report of NC will run a weekly blog, looking into games from across North Carolina’s High School scene.  All scores and stats are unofficial, but have been collected by PBR’s staff while attending games, watching scoreboards, talking to coaches, talking to scouts, and in other various ways.

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Saturday May 27th

3A Regional Finals

Northern Guilford          6
Topsail                          5

  + Northern Guilford wins the best of 3 series, 2-1
  + Northern Guilford advances to the State Championship series
  + Topsail took a lead in the 2nd with a 3 run burst, leading 3-1 after 2.
  + Northern Guilford answered with a 5 run third and held on to win
  + 2 run double by JT Jarrett was the big blow in the 3rd
  + Topsail made a run in the 5th, loading the bases with 0 outs.  A double play scored one and was followed by a single, cutting the lead to 6-5.

1A Regional Finals

North Stanly           1
Murphy                   2

  + Murphy wins the best of three series, 2-1
  + Murphy advances to the State Championship series
  + North Stanly jumped out to a 1-0 lead after 1 inning of play
  + Murphy answered with single runs in the 2nd and 3rd
  + Caleb Irwin worked 7IP, 4H, 1R, 1ER, 3BB, 6K in the win

Friday May 26th

4A Regional Finals

New Hanover           1
Holly Springs            0

  + New Hanover wins the best of 3 series, 2-0
  + New Hanover advances to the State Championship series
  + The Wildcats have given up only 1 run in the state playoffs
  + 2019 Blake Walston struck out 8, while only giving up 6 hits
  + Max Hildreth singled in the 3rd driving in the game's lone run

TC Roberson           3
Lake Norman           1

  + TC Roberson wins the best of 3 series, 2-0
  + TC Roberson advances to the State Championship series
  + 2019 LHP Dylan Dickens worked into the 7th, giving up 0 hits and 1 run
  + Dickens sat 78-81 with a breaking ball that got tighter throughout the game
  + 2017 SS/RHP Garrett Blaylock got the save, striking out 2 and giving up 1 hit
  + Blaylock showed an above average breaking ball along with a fastball touching 88
  + 2018 C Aaron McKeithan went 1-4, with solid contact in 4 At-bats.  Had 2 RBI
  + JP Perez worked 6 innings in the loss, 6H, 2R, 2ER, 0K, 2BB

3A Regional Finals

Northern Guilford        2
Topsail                        3

  + Topsail evens the best of 3 series at 1-1
  + Game 3 will be played at Northern Guilford on Saturday
  + Topsail scored a walk-off run in the 7th on a passed ball
  + 2017 INF Josh Madole, 2-3 with 1 run scored and a double
  + 2018 C Colby Emmertz, 1-4 with a double and RBI
  + Payton Phelps gets the CG win - 7IP, 5H, 2R, 1ER, 4K, 1BB
  + JC Ouzts gets the loss in the CG - 6.2IP, 4H, 3R, 2ER, 7K, 4BB

Marvin Ridge         5
Crest                      16

  + Crest wins the best of 3 series, 2-0
  + Crest advances to the State Championship series
  + Crest exploded for 8 runs in their first 2 innings and a 6 run fifth to close the game
  + 2018 OF Riley Cheek, 1-2 with a double and 3 runs scored
  + 2017 C Logan McNeely, 2-2 with a home run, 4 RBI and 3 runs scored
  + Ben Ledbetter, 3-4 with a double, home run, 4 RBI and 2 runs scored
  + Crest hit a total of 4 home runs as John Mitchell and Luke Scism also added round trippers
  + Dylan Izzi gets the CG win - 5IP, 6H, 5R, 4ER, 1K, 0BBf
  + DeMarco Reaves and Jake Kuchmaner homered in the loss for Marvin Ridge

2A Regional Final

South Granville          0
John A Holmes          5

  + Holmes wins the best of 3 series, 2-0
  + Holmes advances to the State Championship series
  + Jaden Bobbitt goes 2-4 with 2 doubles, 2 runs scored and 1 RBI
  + Dylan Patrick - 2-3 with 2 doubles and 1 run
  + Patrick Downum gets the CG win - 7IP, 6H, 0R, 4K, 2BB

R-S Central                     9
Lake Norman Charter     1

  + R-S Central wins the best of 3 series, 2-0
  + R-S Central advances to the State Championship
  + Jace Crowe gets the CG win, 7IP, 5H, 1R, 1ER, 5K, 1BB
  + Nate Collins - 2-4 with 1 run scored and 2 RBI
  + Jake Laughter - 3-3 with a double and triple
  + Cam Snethen - 3-5 with a double and run scored
  + Wesley Smith - 2-4
  + R-S Central stole 4 bags on the night with Nate Collins getting 2

1A Regional Final

Rosewood           0
Whiteville            5

  + Whiteville wins the best of 3 series, 2-0
  + Whiteville advances to the State Championship
  + CG shutout for 2017 LHP MacKenzie Gore - 13 K's
  + 3 Hits and a pair of errors gave Whitville a 4-0 lead after 1 inning

Murphy               2
North Stanly       12

  + North Stanly evens the best of 3 series at 1-1
  + Game 3 will be played on Saturday at Murphy
  + Moore worked a CG in the win - 5IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 5K, 2BB
  + Carson Lowder - 3-3 with a double and 3 runs scored

 

Thursday May 25th

4A Regional Finals

Holly Springs           0
New Hanover          2

  + New Hanover leads the best of 3 series 1-0
  + Game 2 will be played on Friday at Holly Springs
  + Caleb Bishop worked into the 6th with 8 K and only 1BB
  + Doubles from Brett Kemp & Johnathan Manis for New Hanover
  + Camden Munise worked a CG in the loss, allowing 1 ER and punching 9

Lake Norman            0
TC Roberson            11

  + TC Roberson leads the best of 3 series 1-0
  + Game 2 will be played on Friday at Lake Norman
  + Five run 2nd and 4th blew the game open
  + Garrett Blaylock homered twice, going 3-4 with 4 RBI
  + Jacob McCarthy and Collin Watt both homered as well
  + Eric Wellington gets the CG win, allowing one hit over 5 innings with 7K's

3A Regional Finals

Topsail                   1
Northern Guilford   3

  + Northern Guilford leads the best of 3 series 1-0
  + Game 2 will be played at Topsail on Friday
  + Cameron Cotter CG win, giving up 4H and punching 7
  + JC Ouzts with a solo HR
  + Bryant Carrey - 1-4 with a run scored

Crest                     5
Marvin Ridge        2

  + Crest leads the best of 3 series 1-0
  + Game 2 will be played at Crest on Friday
  + Crest plates 4 runs in the top of the 7th
  + Riley Cheek worked into the 7th, keeping Marvin Ridge off balance
  + CJ Mayew gets the save, working out of a bases loaded, 0 out jam in the 7th.

2A Regional Finals

John A Holmes       3
South Granville       1

  + Holmes leads the best of 3 series 1-0
  + Game 2 will be played Friday in Edenton at Holmes HS
  + Holmes scores twice in the 8th to secure the win
  + Justin Bullock worked 6IP, 2H, 1R, and 12K in a no-decision

Lake Norman Charter   4
R-S Central                   6

  + R-S Central leads the best of 3 series 1-0
  + Game 2 will be played on Friday at Hopewell HS
  + R-S Central jumped out to a 5-0 lead after 2 innings
  + Dillon Phillips gets the CG win - 7IP, 3H, 4R, 4ER, 11K, 4BB
  + Jace Crowe - 3-4 with an RBI and 2 runs scored

1A Regional Finals

Whiteville                6
Rosewood              5

  + Whiteville takes a 1-0 lead in the best of 3 series
  + Game 2 will be played at Whiteville on Friday
  + 3 run sixth allows Whiteville to overcome a 5-3 deficit
  + Rosewood jumped out to a 3-0 lead after 3 innings of play
  + Harwood relieved Lawson after 4IP for Whiteville -- 3 scoreless innings of relief
  + Derek Neal homered in the loss
  + Whiteville gets the win while giving ace MacKenzie Gore another day of rest

North Stanly             2
Murphy                    7

  + Murphy takes a 1-0 lead in the best of 3 series
  + Game 2 will be played at North Stanly on Friday
  + 3 run 1st set the tone for Murphy on the night
  + Leading 4-2 in the bottom of the 6th, Murphy added a 3 spot to put the game away