Northwest Guilford 5
Alexander Central 0
Southern Lee 2
*****Complete Dudley box score at the bottom of the page.*****
Southwest Guilford 5
Hickory Ridge 2
***** Ethan Ogburn picks up a win to move Cowboys into 2nd round of the State Playoffs to face Anson County who beat Southeast Guilford. Ogburn gave up one infield hit and was in command all night. Brock Hudgens pitched the 7th for the save.
Brock Hudgens, Bo Rein, and Ethan Ogburn all got two hits a piece for the Cowboys. Cal Sutphin had a two rbi single and Wil Kellum had an rbi single in the Cowboys 4 run 4th that iced the game. Davis Inman and Andrew Pate also added singles.
Cowboys will be at home on Tuesday vs. Anson County in round 2.*****
Western Guilford 5
South Johnston 2
WS Parkland 6
*****Ragsdale had plenty of chances tonight. Had first and third with no outs in the second but a double play grounder got in a run but took them out of a big inning. Then got a two run lead in he third when Kyle Brandenburg got a two out double (a hit that tied the mark for career hits at Ragsdale) and scored on a Desean Anderson single but Anderson was left on second and it felt like Ragsdale should have had more. Then Parkland tagged Coffey for two solo homers in the fourth (Andre McKay and Tanner Beck) to tie it up and make it a game. Then the rains came.
Ragsdale looked to get momentum back in the fifth after Joe Bright reached on an error, stole second and made it to third on a bad pick off. Brandenburg was hit by a pitch but then got caught stealing for the second out and Ragsdale missed getting a run in. Ragsdale then had a chance to take the lead in the sixth but wasted a one out Ryan Andrejco double when he got caught in a run down after Rhodes fieled a come backer.
Ragsdale got out of a jam in the sixth when Hixson walked the first two batters but both got caught stealing on great throws by Walt Sparks. But then the wheels fell off in the seventh. Parkland batted around scoring four runs on two singles, four walks a hit batter and a wild pitch. Ragsdale got two men on in the seventh but couldnâ€™t get a run across.
It was Parklandâ€™s night and they deserve all the credit for a great all around win.
Nick Rhodes pitched a great game for Parkland. Complete game, six hits, seven strikeouts and only one walk.
David Coffey started and pitched five innings, giving up four hits ( 2 solo HRs) striking out three with no walks. Bennet Hixson relieved Coffey in the sixth and took the loss. Coffey should have stayed in, not to mention that Nick McBride never saw the mound.
Sad to see such a great team go down in the first round. Ragsdale will never see another team that loaded with talent. Hats off to Parkland. They won that game with a great effort.
And you really have to feel good for Tanner Beck who played huge – a day after seeing his father lose his battle with cancer. Tanner went 2-4, with a game tying solo HR in the fourth and a lead off single in the seventh and ultimatley the game winning run. Shows a ton of heart to take the field under those circumstances and play so well.*****
Anson County 6
Southeast Guilford 1
Mallard Creek 4
Mallard Creek – 4 7 0
Grimsley – 2 7 5
WP: Tyler McCarthy
LP: Kevin Rose
SA: Tyler Kenefick
*****As has been the case often this season, Grimsley was unable to capitalize on a solid pitching performance. Kevin Rose went the distance as Grimsley’s starter scattering 7 hits over 7 innings (2ER, 4 K, 1BB). But the Whirlies defense committed 4 errors in the third inning allowing 2 unearned runs to score. It would be the difference in the game. Grimsley also was plagued by baserunning blunders, costing themselves several scoring opportunities. Mallard Creek’s Tyler McCarthy matched Rose’s performance giving up 2 runs on 7 hits in 6 innings of work. The Mavericks defense was flawless.
Grimsley catcher Gabe Dimock ended his Whirlie career with another outstanding defensive effort behind the plate. Offensively, the Whirlies were led by DJ Reader (1-2, RBI), Sawyer Highfill (2-3, RBI), and Kory Shumate (2-3, run). Grimsley finishes the season 10-14.
Mallard Creek’s offense was led by Blaine Lewis (2-4, 2 2B, run, RBI) and Rico Aponte (2-4).*****
*****Southern Lee at Dudley Panthers 09*****
Score By Innings 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Southern Lee 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 5 1
Dudley Panthers 09 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 3 5 2
Dudley Panthers 09 IP H R ER BB SO
Tevin Neal W 7.00 5 2 0 0 6
Matt Baker L 6.00 5 3 1 4 10
Dudley Panthers 09 3, Southern Lee 2
Dudley Panthers 09 Southern Lee
ab r h bi ab r h bi
Jibril Shabazz cf 3 1 1 0 Dale Bunnell ss 4 0 2 0
Tevin Neal p 3 0 2 0 Chad Taylor lf 3 0 1 1
(b3) Corey Kimber pr 0 0 0 0 Daniel Haire c 3 0 0 0
Raymond Crawford 3b 3 0 1 1 Walt Podruchny 3b 3 0 0 0
Brandon Burkes 1b 2 0 0 0 Jeremy McLeod cf 3 0 1 0
Eric Kimber ss 3 0 0 0 Andrew McNeill 1b 3 0 0 0
Alex Moore rf 3 1 1 0 Jeffrey Ward dh 3 1 0 0
Corey Williamson 2b 1 1 0 0 Justin Cox 2b 3 0 1 0
Sharod Williams c 2 0 0 0 AJ Jackson rf 3 1 0 0
(b6) Keith Robinson pr 0 0 0 0 Matt Baker p 0 0 0 0
(b6) Tavorus Stanback ph 0 0 0 0
Christopher Faulkner lf 2 0 0 1
TEAM TOTALS 22 3 5 2 TEAM TOTALS 28 2 5 1
E: Eric Kimber, Brandon Burkes, Matt Baker. LOB: Southern Lee 5, Dudley Panthers 09
7. 2B: Raymond Crawford. SB: Corey Williamson, Keith Robinson.