NCHSAA Class 4-A Baseball Championship – Game Three: Providence Downs Millbrook To Take 4-A Baseball Crown

Posted by Press Release on June 7, 2015 at 1:06 am under High School | Comments are off for this article

ZEBULON — Charlotte Providence blew open a close game with a seven-run sixth inning and coasted to a 10-2 victory over Raleigh Millbrook on Saturday night in the final game of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 4-A baseball championship series at Five County Stadium.

Providence took the series two games to one, with the Panthers evening the series earlier on Saturday with a 10-0 win, called in the fifth by the 10-run rule. Millbrook had rallied to win the opener on Friday night 4-3.

In the decisive game, Providence took a 2-0 lead in the third on a run-scoring triple by Tucker Jones, who later scored on a wild pitch. Jones, who had three hits in the other Providence victory, was selected as the Most Valuable Player of the championship series.

The Wildcats battled back with a pair of runs in their half of the third to knot the score at 2-2, with run-scoring singles by Bryce Carnevale and Spencer Williams. Williams had two hits in three trips for the Wildcats.

The Panthers got a run in the fourth and then exploded for their seven runs in the sixth. For the game, Providence wrapped out 12 hits in a balanced attack and seven different Panthers drove in runs on the night.

Andrew Moritz had three hits in four trips for the winners, while Logan Davidson and Trevor Rhyne each hit safely twice for Providence.

Millbrook made its first visit to the NCHSAA baseball championship series and has been a great playoff story, as the Wildcats were the 21st seed in the Eastern bracket. Millbrook wound up 21-12 overall.

Providence, in its third trip to the championship series, finished 31-4. The Panthers last won the NCHSAA title in 1995.

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

Five County Stadium
Class 4-A: Game Three

                       1  2  3  4  5  6  7   R   H  E          
Charlotte Providence   0  0  2  1  0  7  0  10  12  1
Raleigh Millbrook      0  0  2  0  0  0  0   2   7  2

WP — Zach Brown
LP – Andrew Strickland

HR — Josh Hiatt, Providence.

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