Coutesy of Mike Ellis with the Jamestown News:High Point Central 1, Ragsdale 0
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 - R H E HP Central (7-1, 2-1) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 7 1 Ragsdale (8-2, 1-2) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 2 0
WP – Trevor Gay – 7 IP, 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 W’s, 7 K’s
LP – Matt Horkey (3-1) – 7 IP, 1 run, 7 hits, 0 W’s, 11 K’s
Key Players: Ragsdale – Cesar Trejo: 1 for 3; Colin Lipke: 1 for 2
High Point Central – Luke Beane: 2 for 3, run; Trevor Gay: 2 for 3; Drew Alwine: 2 for 3; John Furr: 1 for 2, RBI
Two players who have committed to UNC-Charlotte for next year met as opposing pitchers on the mound at Ragsdale on Thursday night as Matt Horkey from Ragsdale and Trevor Gay from High Point Central got the start. Both pitchers were outstanding, but on this evening, Gay came out on the winning end as he shut out the Tigers over seven innings, only allowing two hits and striking out 7.
Horkey ran into trouble in the fourth inning, giving up back to back hits to Luke Beane and Gay before getting the first out of the inning. Drew Alwine followed with a single to load the bases and John Furr hit a line drive single to right to drive in Beane with what would turn out to be the only run of the game. Horkey got out of the inning without any further runs scoring, but the damage had been done. Horkey ended up striking out 11 Bison batters but took his first loss of the season.
Gay was in control all night, not giving up a hit until the third inning and then pitching out of a fourth inning jam. Cesar Trejo led off the fourth for Ragsdale with a base hit, stole second and Niko Orfanedes got on first when he hit a tapper back to the mound and the Bison were unsuccessful in getting Trejo trapped off second. With runners on first and second, Horkey laid down a sacrifice bunt to move the runners to second and third with one out. Gay struck out the next batter and got a ground ball to the shortstop for the third out to end the threat. He retired the Tigers in order in the fifth and sixth and worked around an error in the seventh to finish the complete game shut out.
Next up for Ragsdale is a game at Southeast Guilford on Wednesday, 4/2 @ 7:00 PM. High Point Central is scheduled to play at Northern Guilford on Monday, 3/31 at 6:00 PM.