Prep Baseball Report

NC: Lowe, Paradine Lead Combine Past Carmel Christian, 1-0

Brandon Hall
Mid-Atlantic Executive Director

Combine Academy  1 Carmel Christian  0

Carmel Christian hosted Combine Academy on Friday afternoon.  The 1:30pm start with Isaiah Lowe on the bump for Combine drew a throng of scouts, allowing them a view of one of the top arms in the 2022 class.

A pitchers' dual throughout, Combine plated one run in the 5th to secure the win.  Lowe worked 5 strong innings, picking up the win with Michael Kovala spinning two scoreless innings in relief for the save.  For Carmel Christian, Aidan Christmas worked a complete game in the loss, keeping the Goats off balance with a heavy mix throughout.

In the 5th, Aidan Paradine homered to leadoff the inning.  This run would hold up.  Combine had four hits on the day.

Carmel Christian threatened in the 4th getting a leadoff hit followed up by an error on a SAC bunt attempt.  With runners on 2nd and 3rd and no outs, Carmel would try to safety squeeze a run home on multiple attempts.  Lowe went to a heavy slider use with the runners in scoring position, striking out three hitters to end the threat.

Carmel Christian drops to 3-3 and will host Cary Academy on Friday at home.  Combine moves to 4-0 and is scheduled to play the Miller School of Albemarle on Monday.

Combine Academy Stats
+ Aidan Paradine - 1-3, HR, 1R, 1RBI
+ Justin Smith - 1-3

+ Justin Best - 1-3

+ Isaiah Lowe - Win, 5IP, 1H, 0R, 3BB, 11K
+ Michael Kovala - Save, 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 3K

Carmel Christian Stats
+ Erik Anderson - 1-3
+ Aidan Christmas - Loss, CG, 7IP, 4H, 1R, 1ER, 1BB, 7K


Isaiah Lowe, RHP, Combine Academy, 2022
Wake Forest commit.  Physical presence with strength present.  Thick lower half.  Listed at 6-foot-1, 220 pounds.  Simple delivery.  Stable head.  Level and in-line with a medium arm swing working to an over-the-top slot.  Lands on-line and square with his foot strike.  Athletic finish.  Above average arm speed with advanced arm strength.  Fastball ranged


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