NC: Chapel Hill Rallies Late for 2nd Upset Bid

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Chapel Hill HS  7 Green Level HS  5

PBR was at Green Level HS on Thursday for a NCHSAA 4A 2nd Round game with Chapel Hill HS visiting the Gators of Green Level.  Chapel Hill entered 15-13, fresh off a 1st round upset of Corinth Holders HS.  The Gators started the day 13-9-1, beating Ashley HS in the 1st round.  

Green Level jumped out to a 2-0 lead after the first inning on rbi singles by Bryce Friedlander and Nathaniel Roller. They continued to build a lead with three more runs in the third to take a 5-0 lead. 

Chapel Hill would answer.  The Tigers scored two runs in the fourth to cut the lead to 5-2. The big moved came in the  top of the seventh when Chapel Hill HS scored 5 runs on two walks, two HPB, and a suicide bunt. 

The first three hitters of the inning reached base on a walk, single and HBP.  Hansen kept the carousel going with a single, scoring Tyler Stillson.  A walk and HBP would tie the game at 5-5.  After a put out at home, Blake Montero stole home to give Chapel Hill the lead.  Thomas Roberts then laid down a squeeze bunt, scoring Will Casey, and moving the Tigers lead to 7-5.

Green Level had two base runners in the bottom of the seventh with one out but was unable to score as Eli Baker induced to pop ups to end the game.  Chapel Hill used six pitchers in the game, spreading out 11 hits and 7 walks, striking out 4.  Auggie Gunning worked 1 inning to earn the win with Baker collecting the save. 

Green Level’s 2022 season comes to an end at 13-10-1.  Chapel Hill advances to the 3rd round where they will be on the road for the 3rd straight game, facing the winner of Friday’s Fuquay-Varina at Middle Creek 2nd round game.   

Chapel Hill HS Stats
+ Tyler Stillson, 1-4, 1 run.
+ Will Epstein, 2-4, 2 runs. 

+ Teddy Hall, 2-3, 2B, 1 runs, 1 rbi.

+ Evan Hansen, 2-4, 1 rbi.

+ Thoms Roberst, 1-4, 2RBI
+ Hansen, 2-4, 1RBI
+ Liam Carruthers, 2-4

+ Jackson Evans, 1IP in relief, 1H, 0R, 4BB, 0K
+ James Staats, 2IP in relief, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
+ Auggie Gunning, Win, 1IP, 0H, 0R, 1BB, 0K
+ Eli Baker, Save, 0.2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K

Green Level HS Stats
+ Logan Govan, 3-5, 1 run, 1 rbi.
+ Chris Donaldson, 1-3, double., 1R

+ Carter Devereaux, 2-4, 1 run.

+ Nathaniel Roller, 2-4, 1 run, 2 rbi.

+ Shane Francfort, 1-3, 1R
+ Bryce Freidlander, 4.2IP, 8H, 2R, 2ER, 4BB, 3K
+ Logan Govan, 1.1IP, 2H, 3R, 3ER, 1BB, 2K 


Nathaniel Roller, C, Green Level HS, 2024
Big body for a sophomore with length and plenty of room to continue to add strength.  Stands 6-foot-2, 185 pounds.  Above average


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