Good to see two North Carolina high school kids go in the Top Six Picks of the MLB Draft with MacKenzie Gore(Whiteville High School), LHP, to the San Diego Padres(#3 overall pick) and Austin Beck(North Davidson High School), OF, to the Oakland A’s(#6 overall pick)…..
Gore, from Whiteville, was the National High School Baseball Player of the Year and he led his Whiteville team to the NCHSAA 1-A Championship….
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Gore taking his high school team to the NCHSAA Baseball Title:
RALEIGH, N.C. – The Whiteville Wolfpack cruised to a 10-0 victory over Murphy as the Gatorade Player of the Year, Mackenzie Gore led his team both at the plate and on the mound in game one of the 1A State Championship Series.
The Wolfpack jumped on the Bulldogs early, as Brooks Baldwin opened the game with a single ahead of Gore’s mammoth shot to right field to give the Whiteville side a 2-0 lead. The Wolfpack added a third run in the first inning as Cameron Cartrette walked followed by a wild pitch and passed ball to move pinch runner Joey Kurtyka to third. Lincoln Ransom’s single plated Kurtyka and Whiteville would not look back.