NCHSAA 3-A Baseball Championship – Game Two: Marvin Ridge Uses Big Innings To Sweep Charles B. Aycock

Posted by Press Release on June 6, 2015 at 3:22 pm under High School | Comments are off for this article

RALEIGH – Waxhaw Marvin Ridge used a couple of big innings to rally for a 7-3 win over Pikeville Charles B. Aycock on Saturday and a sweep of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 3-A baseball championship series at Doak Field at Dail Park on the N.C. State campus.

Down 2-0, the Mavericks scored three in the fifth and then four runs in the sixth to take command.

Max Wotell’s run-scoring single broke a 2-2 tie in the fourth and gave Marvin Ridge the lead for good and helped him earn Most Valuable Player honors in the championship. Wotell, the Gatorade North Carolina Baseball Player of the Year, fanned eight and allowed just one hit on Friday night to earn his 14th pitching victory of the year in a 2-0 triumph.

All nine Maverick starters hit safely in the balanced attack, although Mark Glover’s run-scoring double was a key hit in the sixth. Hank Smitherman and Bobby Hampton each had three hits for the Golden Falcons, who outhit the Mavericks 11-9.

Marvin Ridge was in the NCHSAA baseball finals for the first time since the school opened in 2007, while Aycock had won state 3-A crowns in 1974 and 2007 and was the runner-up to Weddington in 2012. The Mavericks finished 29-5 while Aycock slipped to 23-7 overall.

The Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance served as a host city sponsor for the championship.

Doak Field at Dail Park, N.C. State
Class 3-A: Game Two

                              1  2  3  4  5  6  7  R   H  E
Pikeville Charles B. Aycock   0  0  0  1  1  0  1  3  11  2
Waxhaw Marvin Ridge           0  0  0  0  3  4  x  7   9  3

WP — Jake Kuchmaner
LP — Jacob Naughton

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