NC: Big Inning, Lucas Pace Garner Past Middle Creek

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Middle Creek  2 Garner Magnet HS  12

A pitchers duel through four innings, tied at 2 to 2 after four innings, Garner pulled away as they got into the Middle Creek bullpen. Garner scored ten runs in the fifth, to end the game by the ten-run rule. Garner’s offense was paced by seven hits and five walks. Doubles by Jaxon Lucas and Ivan Sierra ended the game. 

Middle Creek started the scoring in the 3rd with a leadoff single from Lupienski followed by a walk.  Chaplin doubled to right, scoring two, but he was stranded as Lucas punched the next three hitters.

In the 4th Mitchell homered to right, scoring Sierra and tying he game for Garner.  The bottom of the 5th started with 8 consecutive hitters reaching base for the Trojans.  With 2 outs, in a 9-2 game, Lucas drew a walk to push the score to 10-2.  That was followed by the game ending double from Sierra, scoring Gardner and Good to end the game.

The starting pitchers for both clubs were good early.  Middle Creek’s Chace Chaplin finished with seven strikeouts.  Garner’s Jaxon Lucas worked a complete game, finishing with 13 strikeouts.    

Middle Creek Stats
+ Chace Chaplin - 1-2, 2, 2RBI, 1BB, 2 SB
+ Cooper Chasse - 1-2, 2B
+ Blayse Leonard - 0-1, 2 SB

+ Chace Chaplin - 4IP, 5H, 6R, 6ER, 2BB, 7K

Garner Magnet HS Stats
+ Jaxon Lucas - 1-3, 2B, 1R, 3RBI

+ Ivan Sierra - 3-4, 2B, 2R, 3RBI

+ Nick Safrit - 1-3, 1R, 2RBI

+ Jacob Mitchell - 2-3, HR, 1R, 2RBI

+ Henry Gardner - 1-2, 2R, 1RBI
+ Henry Good - 1-2, 2R, 1RBI
+ Jaxon Lucas - CG Win, 5IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 4BB, 13K 


Jaxon Lucas, RHP/SS, Garner Magnet High School, 2023
North Carolina State commit.  Athletic 6-foot-2, 180 pounds.  Frame will continue to handle strength in the coming years. Slight side saddle from the 1B side.  Athletic through the hips and leg lift, loading the front hip with some uphill leverage in the shoulders.   Long arm swing.  Quick, athletic arm.  Over-the-top slot.  Fastball up to


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