Round One NCHSAA Baseball Playoff Final from Northern Guilford High School, on Spencer-Dixon Road:
Northern Guilford Nighthawks 10, Cape Fear Colts 0 5 Innings
WP:Jackson Roberts…Roberts worked 4 2’3’s Innings and he got the count to 3-2 on the last batter he faced, and then he had to come out of the game, as Roberts reached his pitch count limit…Roberts pitched a No-hitter, giving up 0 Runs, on 0 Hits, he walked one batter and Roberts struck out 9 Cape Fear Colts…A No-hitter for Roberts, in fact a combined No-hitter, as Roberts’ Nighthawk teammate Lucas Selvey came in to relieve Roberts and Selvey walked the first man he faced, as Selvey inherited the 3-2 count Roberts had on the batter, Jason Quesenberry…Selvey got the Colts McRae Humphrey to pop up to first, to close out the game….A true No-hitter for NG’s Roberts and Selvey….
LP:Kyle Molivas…Molivas worked 2 2/3 Innings giving up 7 runs, on 6 hits, with 5 BB’s/0 K’s/HR…Cape Fear reliever Adam Little gave up 3 runs, on 2 hits, with 2 BB’s/0 K’s, and he allowed one HR, in 1 1/3 Innings…
Northern Guilford(15-0)/Cape Fear(11-4)
A couple of home runs in the game for the NG Nighthawks, as James Newsome blasted a solo home run to deep right field, and Slater Ward smacked a two-run shot to left field….Home runs for the Nighthawks’ Newsome and Ward…
End of the First Inning:Northern 0, Cape Fear 0…End of Second Inning:Northern 2, Cape Fear 0…End of Third Inning:Northern Guilford 7, Cape Fear 0…End of Fourth Inning:Northern 10, Cape Fear 0…End of Fifth Inning:Northern Guilford 10, Cape Fear 0….
Northern Guilford hitting:Josh Deslauriers 2-2/BB/2 Runs/RBI…Jay Allred 1-3/Double/2 RBI…James Newsome 1-1/2 BB/HR/2 Runs…Slater Ward 1-1/2 BB/HR/2 RBI/2 Runs…Ben Kaiser 0-2/BB/Run…Nolan Lawrence 2-3/Triple/Run/RBI…Bryce King 0-1/HBP/Run…Clay Minor 1-2/BB/Run/RBI…
For Cape Fear Ethan Ashlock drew a walk…Jason Quesenberry walked and that was it…Only two Cape Fear Colt batters reached base in the No-hitter, from the Northern Guilford pitching staff, of Roberts and Selvey….
Coach Landon Kimrey said he expects to start either James Newsome or Slater Ward, in Northern Guilford’s NCHSAA Round Two game, on Thursday at Northern Guilford….In Round Two, Coach Kimrey said the NG Nighthawks will have to be smarter base runners…NG did not make many mistakes at on Tuesday evening, in their 10-0 victory over Cape Fear, but he did say his Diamond Hawks did make a couple of base-running mistakes, and they will have to do a better job at that on Thursday….
The big thing for Northern Guilford will be to repeat what they did on Tuesday, and if they can that, they will be in good shape…Coach Kimrey agreed that Northern is a hard-hitting team, and they must continue to swing the bats, and put the ball in play…Key for the pitching staff, “Keep throwing strikes”…..
Coach Kimrey added that his (15-0) Nighthawk squad has played good baseball all season long, but they did hit a small lull at mid-season, and that Northern’s games vs. the Northeast Guilford Rams, were key contests….NEG’s Cooper White pitched well against Northern, and the NEG Rams took Northern to nine innings in the second game between the two clubs…
Northern Guilford back in action again, on Thursday evening at 7pm, at Northern Guilford High School….#9 Northern Durham(12-2), at #1 Northern Guilford on Thursday….Northern at Northern…..
More scores are on the way….
Sun Valley 7, Southwest Guilford 1
WS Reagan 4, Grimsley 0
Southeast Guilford 5, South Brunswick 1
#13 JH Rose(11-4) at #12 Southeast Guilford on Thursday night at 7pm
Northwest Guilford 12, Hopewell 6
#5 Northwest Guilford at #4 Hough(15-0) on Thursday night…..
East Rowan 5, Western Guilford 4
Providence 2, Ragsdale_1
Lincoln Charter 6, Cornerstone Charter 0
Hough 1, East Forsyth 0…..11 Innings
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E ESTF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 HGH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 1