Congratulations Northern Guilford Nighthawks on their NCHSAA 3-A Baseball Championship

Posted by Andy Durham on June 4, 2017 at 12:22 am under High School, Photos | 3 Comments to Read

*****You can listen back to all Three Games from the 3-A Championship Series by going to
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CLICK HERE for the News and Record link with Joe Sirera, on Northern Guilford winning the 3–A NCHSAA Baseball Title…
from the Shelby Star newspaper:
“Baseball is a game of breaks and we just didn’t get enough of them this weekend,” said Crest coach Steven Hodge, whose team lost 4-2 on Friday, won 4-2 on Saturday and lost 2-1 later on Saturday in a series dominated by pitching and defense. “To get this far with a team with three seniors is unbelievable. Now we know what it takes to get here and build off this season.”
CLICK HERE to read all on Game Three of the Series, from the Shelby Star, with Richard Walker….

2017-06-03 NG on GreensboroSports Radio

Best-of-Three Series, Northern Guilford wins it Two-Games-to-One and here is how it went for
Northern Guilford 2017 NCHSAA Baseball 3-A State Champions
Game One at Five County Stadium in Zebulon:Northern Guilford 4, Crest 2
Game Two:Crest 4, Northern Guilford 2
Game Three:Northern Guilford 2, Crest 1

Game Two:Crest 4, NG 2
WP:CJ Mayhue/LP:JC Ouzts
NG(30-5)/Crest(22-8)
Crest Line-4-6-1
Northern Line-2-10-1

Game Three:NG 2, Crest 1
WP:Joe Millwee(5-0)/SV:Josh Pike(2)/LP:Logan McNeeley
Millwee went 5 1/3 Innings, giving up 1 Run on 5 Hits, with 2 BB’s and 4 K’s….
NG(31-5)/Crest(22-9)
NG Line-2-6-0
Crest Line-1-6-1

        1	2	3	4	5	6	7	R	H	E
CRST	1	0	0	0	0	0	0	1	6	1
RDHW	0	2	0	0	0	0	X	2	6	0

NG Batting:
JT Jarrett 1-3…
JC Ouzts 1-3…
Joe Millwee 0-3…
Josh Pike 1-3…
Troy Minor 0-2/BB/Run
Logan King 2-3/Triple/PR Andrew Arledge King runner with a Run…
Brandon Bledsoe 1-2…
Evan Mericka 0-2…
Bryant Carrey 0-2…

Troy Minor had two outstanding throws from the outfield on Saturday…His throw from right field nailed a runner at the plate and his throw from left field cut down a Crest runner at third base….Logan King was a small bull behind the plate for Northern, as he kept everything in order back there at the dish and he took more than his fair share of a beating, but in the end he may have gotten beat and banged up, but his team, Northern Guilford, beat Crest for the 3-A Title….

JT Jarrett, with 4 RBI over the weekend, was named MVP of the 3-A Championship Series at Zebulon….

The last out of the game, in the Top of the 7th Inning, with the bases loaded for Crest and Josh Pike on the mound for Northern Guilford, came on a Fly Ball to right field, caught by JC/John Clark Ouzts, to end the game, the season and the careers of 12 Northern Guilford Nighthawk seniors, and it all came to an end with Northern Guilford, crowned 2017 NCHSAA 3-A Baseball Champions…

Those 12 Northern Guilford seniors that walk away with a record of (31-5) and a State Championship are:
JT Jarrett
Reece Brondolo
Troy Minor
Connor Carlin
Drew Duvall
John Clark/JC Ouzts
Logan King
Josh Pike
Camron Cotter
Evan Mericka
Joe Millwee
Frank Salimbene

Coach Landon Kimrey
Assistant Coaches David Brame, Brad Poe and Kareem Alston

The rest of the RoadHawks are:
Matthew Cotter, Riley Redmon, Andrew Arledge, Brandon Bledsoe, Bryant Carrey, Troy Boudreau, Davis Streuli and Sam Kaplan……


  • Eddie Willis said,

    Congrats, Northern. Whatever happened to the pitcher from Northern that went to Carolina a couple of years ago who went to UNC? He was a big time pitcher, and Carolina could have used him this weekend.

  • Andy Durham said,

    George Carter, went to Carolina, pitched some at Carolina, but not a lot his freshman year, and then filtered out of the system….Stuck with the academics and hoping he was able to get his degree….

  • Andy Durham said,

    I wonder if Logan King caught every inning of every game this past season for Northern Guilford!!!!

    That kid was a horse, if not a small bull back there as the Nighthawks/RoadHawks backstop…