GREENSBORO – Davis Kirkpatrick was the winning pitcher and also rapped out a pair of hits to lead Greenville D.H Conley to a tough 7-6 decision over Weddington on Saturday in game two of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 3-A baseball championship series at NewBridge Bank Park.
That evened the series at a game apiece, with the third game Saturday night at 8 pm. Weddington won the opening game on Friday night by 12-5 as Sean Collins drove in five runs.
Conley jumped in front 4-0 in the first inning and led 6-0 at one point before the Bulldogs fought back, getting three in the fifth and one more in the sixth.
Weddington battled to the end, loading the bases in the seventh and then getting a double by Alex Bostic that plated two. But the Vikings gunned down Daniel Calabretta trying to score from first on Bostic’s bases-loaded double, center fielder Tyler Garrett to shortstop Thompason Brown to catcher Nick Whedbee.
Ryan Maness and Michael Fuller had three hits apiece for Conley, while Calabretta, Bostic and Jeff Welch each had two hits for Weddington.
Weddington is now 23-11 overall while Conley is 28-4.
This is the 97th year for baseball championships in the NCHSAA.
NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
STATE BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
NewBridge Bank Park, Greensboro
Class 3-A: Game Two
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E Greenville D.H. Conley 4 0 0 1 1 0 1 7 13 2 Weddington 0 0 0 0 3 1 2 6 11 5
WP—Davis Kirkpatrick (12-1)
LP—Landon Kay (7-1)