SOUTH MECK EVENS 4-A SERIES WITH RALLY IN SEVENTH
ZEBULON— South Mecklenburg pushed across two runs in the bottom of the seventh to rally to nip Fuquay-Varina 2-1 in the second game of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 4-A baseball championship series at Five County Stadium on Saturday afternoon, evening the series.
The decisive game is set for 5 pm today.
Fuquay-Varina scored a run in the sixth on a sacrifice fly by Nick Stuart and led 1-0 on the strength of an outstanding pitching performance by Garrett Suggs. But the Sabres got runners on second and third with no outs in the seventh and the runs were driven in by McKay Wrenn and Alex Wilson to end the game.
Harris Yett was three for three for South Meck.
Earl Oliver went the distance on the mound for South, giving up five hits while fanning four and walking two. Suggs pitched six strong innings for F-V, scattering six hits. and Brett Daniels, who came on the seventh, was charged with the loss.
D.J. Burt had two of the Bengals’ five hits.
South Mecklenburg, in its fourth trip to the NCHSAA baseball championships, is now 26-8 overall while the Bengals are 27-5/
Fuquay-Varina got a run in the sixth on Friday night to break a 2-2 deadlock and beat South Meck in the opening game, 3-2.
This is the 97th year for baseball championships in the NCHSAA.
NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
STATE BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
Five County Stadium, Zebulon
Class 4-A: Game Two
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E Fuquay-Varina 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 5 1 South Mecklenburg 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 7 1