NC: Cardinal Gibbons Wins Tight One with Wakefield

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Wakefield HS  9 Cardinal Gibbons HS  10

Cardinal Gibbons fell behind 7-3 after three innings, but came back to win 10-9. The game included 11 hits by both teams. Both teams had eight of the starting nine players to record at least one hit. 

Down 3-1 in the top of the 3rd, Wakefield plated 6.  The inning was jump started by a RBI  double from Josh Potter to right field.  After a walk, consecutive singles from Braden Beyer, Caden French, and Sam Bretherick pushed Wakefield ahead 7-3.  

Gibbons would tie the game in the 4th at 7-7.  After two 1 out singles, C Brang doubled home D Shepard to make it 7-5.  A walk and a single would load the bases for a RBI ground out from W Staab.  The tying run scored via error before the inning concluded. 

Cardinal Gibbons’ B O’Brien tripled to leadoff the 5th and scored a hitter later on an RBI single from N Sopko.  A J Masterson single with the bases loaded and 1 out pushed the lead to 10-7. 

Three Cardinal Gibbons arms combined in the win, striking out 9 and issuing 4 free passes.  

With the win, Cardinal Gibbons moves to 2-3 overall on the young year.  They do not play again until next Monday against Wake County Home School.  Wakefield drops to 1-3 and will play at Athens Drive on Thursday. 

Wakefield HS Stats
+ Hunter Stone - 1-5, 1RBI
+ Zack Mays - 1-4, 3B, 2RBI
+ Cole Parker - 1-4, 1RBI
+ Josh Potter - 2-4, 2B, 2R, 2RBI

+ Kyle Anderson - 2-3, 1R

+ Braden Beyer - 1-2, 1R, 2RBI
+ Caden French - 2-4, 1R, 3RBI
+ Sam Bretherick - 1-3, 1R, 1RBI
+ Sam Bretherick - In relief, 2.2IP, 5H, 4R, 3ER, 2BB, 1K

+ Holden Cooper - Loss in relief, 2.2IP, 3H, 3R, 3ER, 1BB, 0K

Cardinal Gibbons HS Stats
+ Matt Hord - 1-2, 3R
+ Donovan Shepard - 2-3, 2B, 2R, 1RBI
+ Collin Brang - 2-3, 2 2B, 1R, 3RBI
+ James Masterson - 1-2, 2R, 2RBI
+ Cole Davis - 2-3
+ Will Staab - 1-4, 1RBI
+ Luke Evans - 1-4, 1RBI
+ Ben O’Brien - 1-3, 3B, 1R
+ Nathan Sopko - 1-3, 1R, 1RBI

+ Matt Hord - ND in Start, 2.1iP, 6H, 7R, 5ER, 2K, 3BB

+ Caden Smith - Win in relief, 2.2IP, 3H, 1R, 1ER, 1BB, 4K
+ James Masterson - 2IP, 2H, 1R, 1ER, 0BB, 3K


Luke Evans, Catcher, Cardinal Gibbons HS, 2024


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