Prep Baseball Report

Apex Friendship Takes SW Wake 4A Conference Tourney Title

Prep Baseball
North Carolina

Apex HS  2                                       Apex Friendship HS  4

Prep Baseball was on hand for the Championship Game of the Southwest Wake 4A Conferenc Tournament.  Apex scratched a run in the second inning and fourth inning to take a 2-0 lead into the fifth inning. Apex HS starting pitcher Dane Purdy did not allow a hit until the fifth inning. 

Apex Friendship scored three runs on one hit in the fifth inning. Braden Blooms soft line drive with the bases loaded scored two runs. A third run scored on a fielding error. Apex Friendship added an insurance run in the bottom of the sixth on a sacrifice fly Bryce Cannon.  

Apex Friendship senior RHP, Simon Martone, threw a complete game with six strikeouts.  

Apex HS Stats

+ Drew Berenyi, 2-2, BB

+ Jay Hale, 1-3, 1 run

+ Luca Witt, 1-2, 2B, 1 run

+ Chase Klingemann, 1-2, 1 rbi

+ Dane Purdy, 6 innings, 4 runs (1 earned), 2 k's

Apex Friendship HS Stats

+ Braden Bloom, 1-2, 2 rbi

+ JJ Vondette, 1-3, 1 run

+ Connor Payne, 1-3, 1 run

+ Simon Martone, 7 innings, 2 runs, 6 k's


Dane Purdy, RHP, Apex HS, 2026

6'2" 185 pounds, with plenty of room for added weight and strength. Repeatable windup with some effort through the release. Loose hips. Rhythmic delivery gets down the hill. Long arm swing.

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