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Two ACC commits Hook Up in Rd 1: Apex Friendship at Holly Springs

Prep Baseball
North Carolina

Apex Friendship HS  3                      Holly Springs HS  4

Round 1 NCHSAA 4A Tournament
Holly Spring’s starter, Jake Cackovic, a UNC commit, carried a perfect game into the fifth inning before a walk and then a single by Apex Friendship’s Owen Cirasole. Jake Cackovic pitched 6 innings, gave up one unearned run, with 7 strikeouts. 

Luke Hemric got the ball for Apex Friendship, a NC State commit.  Hemric kept the Hawks in check early. Holly Springs got on the board with three runs in the bottom of the third inning on two errors, an rbi single by Andrew Waldron and an rbi double by Hodge Williams.

Apex Friendship made a come back in the top of the seventh, but Holly Springs turned a double play to end the game.    

Apex Friendship HS Stats

+ Braden Bloom, 1-4, 2 rbi

+ Brady Byler, 2-4

+ Jentz Steiner, 1-4, 1 rbi

+ Brendan Patience, 1-3, 2B, 2 runs

+ Luke Hemric, 4 2/3 innings, 4 runs, 3 k's.

+ Simon Martone, 1 1/3 innings, no runs

Holly Springs HS Stats

+ Drake Della Ratta, 2-4, 1 run

+ Andrew Waldron, 1-4, 1 run, 1 rbi

+ Hodge Williams, 2-3, 2B, 1 R, 1 rbi

+ JD Heron, 2-3, 1 rbi

+ Jake Cackovic, Win, 6IP, 4H, 2R, 1ER, 2BB, 7K

+ C Bowie - Save, 1IP, 2H, 1R, 1ER, 0BB, 0K


Jake Cackovic, RHP, Holly Springs HS, 2025

UNC commit. Carried a perfect game into the fifth inning. Showed control of three pitches, leaning on the feel for his change-up at times. Numerous swing and misses,

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