Round One NCHSAA Baseball Final from Grimsley HS:
Grimsley 1, Page 0…(13 Innings)
Grimsley wins with a Bases-loaded Walk-off Walk in the Bottom of the 13th Inning…Nile Harris scored the Game-Winning run for Grimsley and Rob Dalton credited with the Game-Winning RBI….
*****Can’t say enough about the defensive effort coming from both of these schools/teams on this Wednesday night…*****
WP:Gus Hughes/LP:McKinnon Martinelli
Starters Jake Knapp and C.J. Neese both reached their 105 pitch count….Outstanding starts from Neese and Knapp…
More on this game and other games on the way….
The Grimsley-Page game tonight, for sure, “One for the Ages”….
End of 1st Inning:Grimsley 0, Page 0…End of 2nd:Page 0, Grimsley 0…End of 3rd:0-0…End of 4th:0-0….End of 5th:0-0…..End of 6th:0-0……End of 7th:0-0…….End of 8th:0-0……..End of 9th:0-0………End of 10th:0-0……….End of 11th:0-0………..End of 12:0-0…………End of the 13th Inning and the Final:Grimsley 1, Page 0………….Grimsley hitting:Rob Dalton 1-5/BB/RBI(Game-Winning RBI)…Gus Hughes 0-5…C.J. Neese 1-4/BB/Double/SB…Jake Bloss 0-5…Eli Willen 0-4/IBB…Nile Harris 1-5/Run(Scored the Game-Winning Run)…Luke Jenkins 0-3/BB/IBB…Griffin Albright 0-4/SAC Bunt…Will Caveness 0-4/BB…
Page hitting::Brody Meachum 0-5/HBP…Garrett Willett 1-5…Jake Knapp 0-5…Luke Pegram 0-4/BB…Cade Darnell 0-4/HBP…Coby Phillips 2-4/BB/Double…C.J. Arnold 0-3/BB/SAC…McKinnon Martinelli 0-4/BB…
Pitchers Jake Knapp from Page with 9 Innings/0 Runs/2 Hits/2 BB’s/11 K’s…C.J. Neese from Grimsley 8 2/3’s Innings/0 Runs/4 Hits/2 BB’S/8 K’s/HBP….Gus Hughes from Grimsley 4 1/3 Innings/0 Runs/1 Hit/5 K’s/1 BB….
McKinnon Martinelli from Page 4 Innings/1 Run/1 Hit/3 BB’s/4 K’s…
*****Next Up:#12 Grimsley at #5 South Caldwell and they are hoping for a Friday night game and the Grimsley starter is slated to be Jake Bloss.*****
+++++What they are saying:Game-winning run scored by Nile Harris:“This playoff win means everything”….”I had to play it safe all on the way on advancing to third and then scoring the game-winning run”…A couple of walks and a Sacrifice had helped Nile Harris reach third base….He had been thrown out earlier in the game trying to advance from second to third….Harris also said, “This is a great group of guys here at Grimsley to go to bat with, we just have to stay focused.”….“For us to being to Round Two of the Playoffs, it just means The World”….As the game kept going on for more innings, all the way to the 13th, Nile Harris said he kept thinking, “We have to end this somehow”…..
Grimsley winning pitcher Gus Hughes said, “Our starting pitcher C.J. Neese did an outstanding job, I just had to come in and keep it like it was and not let Page score”….On if he got stronger as the game went on, Hughes said, “I got more under control and was able to do my job and was to be able to help Grimsley get the win on the mound, I wasn’t providing much help at the plate”….On if he could go again on Saturday, Hughes said, “No, I threw 64 pitches tonight and with two days rest, I don’t think I can pitch again on Friday or Saturday”… On beating Page, Hughes said, “This is huge/very big, this is the first time we have defeated Page twice in the same season in a long time, and it feels great.”
Grimsley coach Gary Flynn said he was very proud of his team…Coach Flynn said, “We will go with Jake Bloss in the starting role at South Caldwell”, Jake is like our #2 starter and we use Gus Hughes more like a reliever.”….Coach Flynn said, “After a win like we had tonight, the adrenaline is flowing and we need to use this win to push us hard into Round Two at South Caldwell.”….Coach also agreed that, “This was one of the biggest wins in recent Grimsley baseball history”…..
*****Quite a game with Page at Grimsley tonight with a very large crowd on hand, and I’m the local Grimsley and Page fans will be talking about this game and remembering this one, for a LONG time to come….*****
More Baseball Scores:
Southwest Guilford 11, Hickory 1
East Rowan at Southwest Guilford in Round Two of the NCHSAA Playoffs on Saturday May 12…
Crest 10, Dudley 0…(6 Innings)
Mount Tabor 3, St. Stephens 2….Mount Tabor at Southeast Guilford for Round Two of the NCHSAA 3-A Playoffs on Friday night at 7pm
Morehead 6, Forestview 1
Western Alamance 11, Cleveland 0
TC Roberson 3, Rockingham County 2
Cedar Ridge 10, Southern Alamance 2
Hickory Ridge 13, Ragsdale 6
Hickory Ridge at Northwest Guilford on Saturday night at 6pm
Southwest Guilford 4, Enka 3
Cox Mill at Southwest Guilford in Round Two of the Playoffs on Saturday…
Northern Guilford 9, Southwestern Randolph 2
Northern Guilford at Crest in Round Two on Saturday…
Butler 10, Page 0
High Point Central 7, North Mecklenburg 2
West Carteret 2, Southeast Guilford 1
Central Cabarrus 16, Western Guilford 0
Southern Alamance 11, Northern Nash 2
Updated Brackets from the NCHSAA for Baseball and Softball as we head into Round Two:
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Sounds like this was an interesting baseball game here last night:
SKYLAND – TC Roberson coach Eric Filipek had seen this scenario play out before.
During last year’s 4A state title run, the Rams trailed Grimsley 4-2 in the opening-round of the playoffs before scoring three runs in the bottom of the sixth-inning to survive a potential season-ending disaster.
On Wednesday, facing No. 23 Rockingham County in the first-round of the 3A NCHSAA playoffs, No. 10 Roberson (15-10) had to rally once again to save its season.
Trailing 2-0 after a two-run blast from Cougar sophomore Coby Ingle, Roberson scored three runs in the bottom of the fourth and held on for a nervous 3-2 win.
“Bottom line, at this time of you, I could go on and on about some of the things we could’ve done or needed to do, but we’re one better than them today and we get to keep on practicing,” Filipek said. “We’ve got to move on and continue to play for another day.”
The Rams will be forced to leave Buncombe County for its second-round game Saturday, facing No. 7 Jay Robinson (20-5). It’s unlikely they’ll have another home game this postseason.
+++++Looking back at that Dudley-Crest game from last night and from Doug Powell with the Shelby Star News:+++++
Crest, positioned as the N.C. High School Athletic Association 3A west state playoffs’ No. 1 seed, needed four-plus innings to finally kick its offense into gear.
Scoring eight runs in the fifth and sixth innings, the Chargers finally came to life at the plate and aided a one-hit shutout from pitcher Riley Cheek in a 10-0, six-inning win over No. 32 seed Greensboro Dudley on Wednesday at Crest’s W.E. Halyburton Baseball Complex.
Cheek went all six innings for the Chargers (22-2) and only got stronger as the game progressed. He struck out nine Panthers batters, including the side in the top of the sixth inning with a 7-0 lead.
Dudley only put one batter on base — its lone hit of the night, a single from Khairy Jenkins in the third inning. Jenkins’ single in the third was the first hit for either side, but he was picked off for the third out when he attempted to steal second base.
Dudley starting pitcher Sincere Dalton gave a normally high-octane Crest offense fits from the mound early in the game. Dalton didn’t allow a hit in the first two innings and gave up just four in 4 1/3?s innings of work while striking out four.
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