Prep Baseball Report

Crider, Cougars Stifle Garner in Opener

Prep Baseball
North Carolina

Wake Forest  5 Garner  3

The Wake Forest Cougars opened their season on the road visiting the Garner Trojans.  Both teams were glazed with new lineups as two sophomores took the bump, Tanner Pope for the Trojans and Carson Crider for the Cougars. 

The game was scoreless after two innings when the Cougars struck first as Duke commit Ethan Brittain stole home and Wake Forest commit Stephen Crater doubled for the Cougars to lead 2-0 after 3 innings.  Wake Forest went back to work in the fourth as James Bradbury got an RBI single and UNC commit, Carlos Diaz stroked a 2 RBI double to extend the lead to 5-0.  

Garner got on the board in the bottom of the fourth with an RBI single by Cam Walton.  The Trojans added two more in the sixth with a sacrifice by Gavin Meagher and an RBI double by Cameron Williams.  Wake Forest used 3 arms behind Crider’s 4 innings of work to close the game..

Wake Forest Stats

+ Ian Williams - 2-4, 1R, 1SB

+ Ethan Bittain - 0-2, 2BB, 2SB and 1R

+ Carlos Diaz - 2-3, 2RBI, 1BB, 1R with a double

+ Stephen Crater - 2-3, 1RBI, 1 SB and a double

+ Kellen Rogers - 1-2, 1BB, 1R, 1SB and a double

+ James Bradbury 1-2, 1RBI, 1R, 1BB, 1SB

+ Carson Crider - Win, 4IP, 2 hits, 1ER, 2BB and 4k's

+ Jackson Allen - 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K

+ Jackson Hardy - 1IP, 3 hits, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 1K

+ Simon Leach - Save, 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K

Garner Magent Stats

+ Nate Mizelle - 2-3

+ Jacob Covington - 1-3

+ Cameron Williams - 1-3, 1 RBI with a double

+ Cam Walton - 1-3 with an RBI

+ Gavin Meagher - 0-1, 1 BB and 1 RBI

+ Tanner Pope - Loss, 3IP, 2 hits, 2ER, 5BB, 1 HB, 4K's

+ Austin Weiss - 3IP, 5 hits, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 1K

+ Braden Selvage - 1IP, 1 Hit, 0R, 1BB, 1K


Carlos Diaz, C, Wake Forest HS, 2024 UNC commit. Strength present. 6-foot-1, 212 pounds. Arm has carry

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