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Inside the Box: NCHSAA Regional Final Series


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This week the 4 classifications of the NCHSAA Baseball State Playoffs will play a best of 3 series to determine the matchups for each of the four state championship series.  PBR will have indepth coverage of each series, with score and highlights from every game. 

 

Weekly Updates - NC HS Season:  

North Carolina Scout Blog
North Carolina Heat Sheet
+ PBR Power 25 - Preseason

Updated State Playoff Brackets:  

NCHSAA 1A          + NCISAA 1A
NCHSAA 2A          + NCISAA 2A
NCHSAA 3A          + NCISAA 3A
NCHSAA 4A          + NCISAA 4A

Regional Final Previews:  

1A Regional Finals Preview
+ 2A Regional Finals Preview
+ 3A Regional Finals Preview
+ 4A Regional Finals Preview

 

NCHSAA Regional Final Series


4A West


Game 1:
TC Roberson - 0 Providence - 10
+ Providence scored in each of their first 4 at-bats, including a 5 run 4th
+ Providence ended the game with a run in the bottom of the 6th
+ Jerzembeck stared, working a complete game and punching 16
+ Eli Jerzembeck (P) - CG Win, 6IP, 1H, 0R, 1BB, 16K
+ Luke Wolff (P) - 2-3, 1R
+ Tommy Walker (P) - 3-4, 2B, HR, 3R, 2RBI
+ Colin McDougall (P) - 4-4, 2B, 2RBI
+ Anthony Watson - 2-3, 2RBI


Game 1:
Providence - 3 TC Roberson - 0

+ Forret punches 14 and is magnificent in pushing the Panthers to the State Championship
+ Forret carried a no-hitter over 6.1 innings of work
+ Tied at 0-0 into the 6th, Providence plated 1 run on a Anthony Watson RBI groundout
+ Two singles led off the 7th for Providence and both runners scored after a SAC Fly and an error
+ Michael Forret (P) - Win, 6.2IP, 1H, 0R, 3BB, 14K
+ Colin McDougall (P) - Save, 0.1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
+ Cam Hull (P) - 1-3, 1R
+ David Gorfinkle (P) - 1-2, 1R
+ Reno Jeter (TCR) - ND in start, 5.1IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 2K
+ Nick Parham (TCR) - Loss, 1.2IP, 4H, 3R, 2ER, 0BB, 0K



Providence advances to the 4A State Championship Series.



4A East


Game 1:
Fuquay-Varina - 0 Pinecrest - 6

+ Pinecrest scored their 1st run via an error with 2 outs in the 3rd
+ Patriots opened the 4th with 3 straight singles scoring 1.  Big blow was a double from Nick DiCarlo, plating 3.  Patriots would lead 6-0 after 4 innings
+ Colby Wallace (P) - CG Win, 6.1IP, 4H, 0R, 4BB, 11K
+ Cove Mashburn (P) - 0.2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
+ Nick DiCarlo (P) - 2-3, 2B, 1R, 3RBI
+ Cam Bunker (P) - 1-3, 1RBI
+ Colby Wallce (P) - 2-3
+ Jackson Kuhn (P) - 1-3, 1R, 1RBI
+ Ethan Masson (P) - 1-2, 2R
+ Connor Paullin (FV) - Loss, 3.2IP, 5H, 5R, 4ER, 2BB, 4K
+ Chase Saulisbury (FV) - 2.1IP, 4H, 1R, 1ER, 0BB, 0K


Game 2: 

Fuquay-Varina-5  PInecrest-4  (8inn)

+Bengals walk it off on a JJ Dobson sac fly

+HL Smith (FV)- 5.1IP, 5H, 4R, 0ER, 9K, BB/ 1-4, 2B

+JJ Dobson (FV)- 2.2IP, H, 0R, 2K, 0BB

+Bobby Osburn (FV)- 2-4, 2 2B, 2RBI

+Jackson Humphires (FV)- 1-4

+Colby Wallace (P)- 2-4, RBI

+Jackson Kuhn (P)- 1-3

+Pierce Perrotta (P)- 1-3, R



Game 3:
Fuquay-Varina - 0 Pinecrest - 7

+ Bunker fires a 1 hit shutout to advance the Patriots
+ Fuquay got a 1 out double in the 2nd, but only put one more runner on base vs. Bunker
+ Leadoff walk and 1 out error led to a 1st inning run for Pinecrest
+ Walk and HBP ledoff the 3rd for Pinecrest leading to a 2nd run
+ The 4 run 4th for the Patriots only saw 2 hits in the inning
+ Cam Bunker (P) - CG, Win, 7IP, 1H, 0R, 1BB, 7K
+ JD Scarborough (P) - 1-2, 1R
+ Colby Wallace (P) - 2-4, 4RBI
+ Jackson Kuhn (P) - 2-4, 2B
+ Pierce Perrotta (P) - 3-3, 1R



Pinecrest advances to the 4A State Championship Series




3A West


Game 1:
East Lincoln - 1 South Rowan - 11

+ 1st inning doubles from Haiden Leffew & JD James plate 4 in the 1st for the Mustangs
+ Up 5-1, South Rowan scored 3 with 2 outs, paced by a Kane Kepley 2 RBI double
+ Haiden Leffew (SR) - CG Win, 6IP, 2H, 1R, 1ER, 2BB, 12K
+ Nathan Chrismon (SR) - 2-4, 2B, 1R
+ Ty Hubbard (SR) - 3-3, 3R
+ Jacob Ritchie (SR) - 1-2, 2R, 1RBI
+ JD James (SR) - 3-4, 2B, 1R, 4RBI
+ Finch McMillan (SR) - 2-2, 2R
+ Graham Smiley (EL) - 1-3, HR, 1R, 1RBI



Game 2: 

South Rowan - 4 East Lincoln - 6
+ South Rowan took a 2-0 lead in the 1st and built the lead to 4-1 entering the bottom of the 5th
+ Garret Michel hit a 2 out, 2 run HR to right to get East Lincoln to within 1 run
+ Matile, Smiley, and Bouchard singled in the bottom of the 6th, tying the game.  A Burns SAC fly gave East the lead and was followed by a Phuntek single to add an insurance run
+ Carson Dahle (EL) - CG Win, 7IP, 10H, 4R, 4ER, 0BB, 4K
+ Garrett Michel (EL) - 1-2, HR, 1R, 2RBI
+ Evan Matile (EL) - 1-2, 1R
+ Graham Smiley (EL) - 2-3, HR, 2R, 1RBI
+ Nate Bouchard (EL) - 1-3, 1R, 1RBI
+ Michael Phuntek (EL) - 1-3, 1RBI
+ Carson Crainshaw (SR) - Loss, 6IP, 8H, 6R, 6ER, 2BB, 3K
+ Kane Kepley (SR) - 2-4, 1R
+ Haiden Leffew (SR) - 3-3, 2B, 1R, 1RBI



Game 3
East Lincoln - 1 South Rowan - 11

+ Chandler Oddie fires a CG in the win
+ 1st inning doubles from Ty Hubbard and Nathan Chrismon gave South Rowan an early 2-0 lead
+ Leading 4-0 in the 5th, South Rowan used 3 walks and an error, plus a double from Haiden Leffew to move ahead 8-0.
+ Oddie worked out of a bases loaded, no out jam, after walking in 1 run, by inducing a ground ball and then punching two hitters
+ South Rowan ended the game with a 1 out, 3 run home run to invoke the 10 run rule
+ Chandler Oddie (SR) - CG Win, 6IP, 5H, 1R, 1ER, 5BB, 6K
+ Kane Kepley (SR) - 1-2, 1R, 1RBI
+ Nathan Chrismon (SR) - 1-3, 2B, 1R, 2RBI
+ Ty Hubbard (SR) - 3-4, 2B, 1RBI
+ Haiden Leffew (SR) - 1-3, 2B, 2R, 1RBI
+ JD James (SR) - 3-4, HR, 3R, 4RBI



South Rowan advances to the 3A State Championship Series


3A East


Game 1:
South Central - 2 South Brunswick - 6

+ Cougars jumped out to a 1-0 lead after 1 inning and added a single run in the 3rd
+ 4th inning saw South Brunswick plate two more on a Jaden Marvin home run to left
+ South Brunswick led 6-0 into the 7th, where South Central plated their 2 runs
+ Cameron Burgess (SB) - Win, 5.2IP, 5H, 0R, 3BB, 8K
+ Alex Sanchez (SB) - 1.1IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 2K
+ Walker Jenkins (SB) - 3-4, 2 2B, 2R
+ Banks Hartman (SB) - 2-4, 1R
+ Jaden Marvin (SB) - 2-3, HR, 2R, 2RBI
+ Alex Bouche (SC) - Loss, 4.2IP, 8H, 5R, 4ER, 1BB, 5K
+ Scooter Waters (SC) - 2-3, 2B


Game 2:


South Brunswick- 8   South Central- 1

+Aubrey Smith (SB)- 7IP, 6H, ER, 7K, BB/ 2-5, HR, 2RBI

+Walker Jenkins (SB)- 1-4, 2R, 2B, BB

+Banks Hartman (SB)- 3-4, 2RBI, 2R, BB

+Luke Dilgard (SB)- 1-2, 2RBI, 2R

+Jaylend Clemmons (SB)- 1-1, 2B, RBI, 3BB

+Cameron Burgess (SB)- 1-5, R

+Alex Bouche (SC)- 1-3, HR, RBI, R

+Peanut Brown (SC)- 1-3

+Mason Hobbs (SC)- 1-2



South Brunswick advances to the 3A State Championship Series



2A West


Game 1:
C.S. of Davidson - 0 Randleman - 12

+ Randleman plates 5 in the 1st and puts the game away with 7 total runs in the 4th and 5th innings
+ Brooks Brannon 3 Run HR in the 1st to start the scoring
+ Seth Way 2 Run HR in the 4th pushed the score to 9-0
+ Walk-off (run rule) 3 Run HR from Brooks Brannon to end the game in the 5th
+ Ryan White (RHS) - Win, 4.1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 6K
+ Seth Way (RHS) - 0.2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
+ Hunter Atkins (RHS) - 2-4, 2R
+ Brooks Brannon (RHS) - 3-4, 2 HR, 3R, 6RBI
+ Braylon Hayes (RHS) - 2-2, 2B, 1R, 1RBI
+ Seth Way (RHS) - 2-3, HR, 2R, 3RBI
+ Ben Whitley (CSD) - Loss, 4IP, 10H, 9R, 9ER, 2BB, 3K



Game 2:
Randleman - 9 C.S. of Davidson - 0

+ Game was suspended in the top of the 5th with Randleman leading 4-0.  It was picked up the next day
+ 2 Randleman arms limit Davidson to just 1 hit and 1 walk
+ 4 run 7th put the game away, paced by a 2 Run HR from Gus Shelton
+ Drake Purvis (RHS) - Win, 4IP, 0H, 0R, 1BB, 5K
+ Trey Way (RHS) - Save, 3IP, 1H, 90R, 0BB, 4K
+ Trey Way (RHS) - 3-4, 2B, 2R
+ Hunter Atkins (RHS) - 2-5, 2B, 1R, 3RBI
+ Brooks Brannon (RHS) - 2-5, 2B, 1R
+ Braylen Hayes (RHS) - 1-3, 2RBI
+ Gus Shelton (RHS) - 2-4, HR, 1R, 3RBI
+ Chrisitan Keel (CSD) - Loss, 3.2IP, 6H, 5R, 5ER, 5BB, 5K



Randleman advances to the 2A State Championship Series




2A East


Game 1:
North Lenoir - 3 Whiteville - 5

+ Teams traded runs in the 1st
+ Whiteville scored 3 in the 3rd, two came with 2 outs.  The Wolfpack would add an insurance run in the 6th to lead 5-1.
+ North Lenoir would score two in the 7th and had runners on 1st and 2nd as the 3rd out was made
+ Ty Lawson (W) - CG Win, 7IP, 4H, 3R, 2ER, 2BB, 9K
+ Luke Odham (W) - 2-3, 3B, 1R
+ Kyler Dowless (W) - 2-3
+ Will Fisher (W) - 1-3, 1R, 1RBI
+ JT Todd (W) - 1-3, 1R, 1RBI
+ Caleb Johnson (W) - 2-3, 1RBI
+ Luke Cannon (NL) - Loss, 5.1IP, 8H, 5R, 2ER, 5BB, 3K
+ Auston Dildy (NL) - 1-3, 2B, 1R, 1RBI


Game 2:

Whiteville- 8   North Lenoir- 6

+Ashton Hammonds (W)- 6IP, 6H, 2ER, 3K, BB

+Bud Baldwin (W)- 3-4, 2RBI, 2B

+Will Fisher (W)- 1-4, 2RBI

+Luke Odham (W)- 1-4, R

+Grayson Bell (W)- 1-2, R

+Matthew HIll (NL)- 1-3, 3RBI, R, 3B

+Blake Crawford (NL)- 1-4, RBI, 2B

+Jacob Suggs (NL)- 1-3, R



Whiteville advances to the 2A State Championship Series



1A West


Game 1:
Union Academy - 1 Cherryville - 9

+ Down 1-0 in the bottom of the 1st, Cherryville plated 4 and then added 4 more in the 2nd to blow the game open early
+ Bottom 1st: 2 out, 3 run HR from Chase Miller
+ Kanon Willis homered in the 6th for the Ironmen to push the lead to 9-1
+ Brayden Reynolds (CHS) - Win, 5IP, 3H, 1R, 1ER, 2BB, 3K
+ Chase Miller (CHS) - 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
+ Collin Robinson (CHS) - 2-4, 2R
+ Will Heavner (CHS) - 2-4, 2RBI
+ Kanon Willis (CHS) - 2-3, HR, 2R, 3RBI
+ Chase Miller (CHS) - 3-3, HR, 1R, 4RBI
+ Bryan Holland (UA) - 3.2IP in relief, 2H, 1R, 1ER, 1BB, 1K


Game 2:

Cherryville- 5     Union Academy- 10

+Dylan Sellers (UA)- 6IP, 5H, 2ER, 5k, 2BB

+Carter Devore (UA)- 1-2, 3B, RBI, R, 2BB

+Beckett Gurian (UA)- 1-4, R

+Ethan Diaz (UA)- 1=2, 2B, 3RBI, R, BB

+Seth Ballard (UA)- 2-4, RBI, R

+Will Heavner (CI)- 2-3, 2 HR, 3RBI, 2R

+Collin Robinson (CI)- 2-3, RBI

+Tobias Miller (CI)- 3-3, R, BB


Game 3:
Union Academy - 5 Cherryville - 6

+ Union Academy plates 4 in the top of the 5th to take a 5-3 lead
+ Cherryville answered with 3 in the bottom of the 6th to lead 6-5
+ Union Academy stranded the winning run on base in the 7th with a ground out to end it
+ Cherryville’s big 6th was paced by a Huss leadoff double, plus walks and an error
+ Kanon Willis (CHS) - ND in start, 4.1IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, 3BB, 5K
+ Landon Hahn (CHS) - Win, 2IP, 0H, 0R, 3BB, 3K
+ Collin Robinson (CHS) - 1-3, 1R, 1RBI
+ Kanon Willis (CHS) - 1-3, 2RBI
+ Tobias Miller (CHS) - 1-3, 1R
+ Tripp Creason (CHS) - 1-2, 1R, 1RBI
+ Collin Huss (CHS) - 1-1, 2B, 1R
+ Garret Brucke (UA) - ND in start, 5IP, 6H, 4R, 4ER, 6BB, 2K
+ Beckett Gurian (UA) - 1-3, 1R, 1RBI



Cherryville advances to the 1A State Championship Series


1A East


Game 1:
Bear Grass Charter - 1 Perquimans - 6

+ Pirates led 1-0 into the 3rd when a 2 out single from Jacob Meads scored Colby Brown.  A hitter later, Jackson Russell singled home T Nixon, giving them a 3-0 lead
+ A walk, followed by 3 singles in the 5th pushed the lead to 5-1.  A 2 out single from Trenton Sawyer moved the Pirates to the final score
+ Tanner Thach (P) - Win, 4IP, 1H, 0R, 1BB, 11K
+ Trenton Sawyer (P) - 1.1IP, 2H, 1R, 1ER, 4BB, 3K
+ Jacob Meads (P) - Save, 1.2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
+ Colby Brown (P) - 1-3, 2R
+ Macon Winslow (P) - 3-3, 2B, 1R
+ Jacob Meads (P) - 2-4, 3RBI
+ C Langley (BGC) - Loss, 3IP, 5H, 3R, 2ER., 2BB, 4K
+ M Guganus (BGC) - 2IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, 1BB, 3K
+ C Council (BGC) - 2-2, 1R


Game 2:
Perquimans - 7 Bear Grass Charter - 3

+ 5 run 1st inning game the Pirates some room to operate early
+ Perquimans led 7-0 entering the 7th
+ Big 1st inning was pace by 4 walks and a HBP
+ Trenton Sawyer (P) - Win, 4.2IP, 2H, 0R, 6BB, 3K
+ Tanner Thach (P) - 2IP, 2H, 3R, 0ER, 1BB, 4K
+ Colby Brown (P) - 2-3, 1R, 1RBI
+ Macon Winslow (P) - 3-4, 2B, 1R, 1RBI
+ M Gaganus (BGC) - ND in relief, 5IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 3K
+ C Langley (BGC) - 2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
+ B Taylor (BGC) - 2-2, 3B, 1R, 1RBI



Perquimans advances to the 1A State Championship Series