Metrolina in 10 Over SouthLake

Brandon Hall
Mid-Atlantic Executive Director

SouthLake Christian – 4                Metrolina Christian – 5

PBR was on hand for the semifinals of the MAC Tournament with Metrolina Christian hosting SouthLake Christian.  The winner would advance to play Hickory Grove Christian who downed Gaston Day 13-0 in their semifinal.

A pitchers dual early, with the wind blowing in and each starting pitcher attacking the strike zone, SouthLake Christian would find a way to plate two runs in the 3rd keyed by a 2 out single from Derek Farley (1B, 2021, Caldwell CC commit).  SouthLake starting pitcher Tyler Herkey (2021 LHP) would make those runs stand up into the 6th inning.

In the 5th, SouthLake would extend their lead by courtesy of 3 walks in the inning, and a single from Tyler Herkey.  Herkey worked into the 6th inning, pounding the zone throughout his 93 pitch performance, throwing 52 strikes.

In the 6th, Herkey would begin to tire, walking the first three hitters of the inning.  He did pick off the initial batter-runner, so with 1 out, and two on, Freshman shortstop Perry Hargett stepped to the plate.   On a 2-2 count, Hargett would launch a game tying homer over the left field wall.

The game remained tied into the 10th.  SouthLake stranded a runner on 3B with one out in the 8th.  Both relief arms controlled the contest other than the one chance.

In the 10th, a two out single from Farley plated Jim Burnham, giving SouthLake a 4-3 lead.  Metrolina got things going in their half with a 1 out hit by pitch, followed by a triple from Brian Kearns, scoring Hargett.  With two outs and runners on 2nd and 3rd, Jackson Robbins singled to right scoring Kearns and advancing Metrolina to the Tournament Championship.


Metrolina Chrisitian Stats:
+ Bryaden Adams – ND, 4.2IP, 6H, 3R, 3ER, 5BB, 6K
+ Brady Halstead – Win, 5.1IP, 3H, 1R, 1ER, 3BB, 3K
+ Perry Hargett – 1-3, HR, 2R, 3RBI
+ Brian Kearns – 2-5, 3B, 1R, 1RBI
+ Jackson Robbins – 1-5, 1RBI

SouthLake Christian Stats:
+ Tyler Herkey – ND, 5.1IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, 4BB, 6K
+ Nicholas Noto – Loss, 4.1IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 5BB, 5K
+ Nicholas Noto – 2-6, 3B, 1R
+ Derek Farley – 2-5, 1R, 2RBI
+ Gavin Fragale – 1-3, 2B
+ Seth Moon – 2-4


Scout Blog


Perry Hargett, SS, Metrolina Christian Academy, 2024
Athletic frame that is still maturing and should continue to grow and add strength.  Listed at 5-foot-11, 170 pounds.  Hitting in the 3 hole as a freshman.  Showed strike zone discipline. 

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