Prep Baseball Report

NC: Pitchers' Dual as Metrolina Christian Hosts Durham Academy

Brandon Hall
Mid-Atlantic Executive Director

Durham Academy  1 Metrolina Christian Academy  0

Durham Academy visited the Indian Trail, NC area and Metrolina Christian Academy on Friday afternoon.  An unearned run in the top of the 5th proved to be the difference as the Cavs took the road victory.

Jackson Niedel worked 6 innings in the win, giving up only 3 hits and 1 walk, limiting the MCA offense.  Ethan Goldstein worked a perfect 9th to secure the save.  MCA stayed in the game behind the performance of Oliver Adams who went 7 innings, striking out 8. 

William Chen led off the 5th for the Cavaliers with a single to center.  He advanced to 2nd and 3rd via wild pitches.  With one out, he would score on a wild pitch as well. 

Durham Academy moves to 3-1 and will play Westchester Country Day on Monday.  Metrolina Christian drops to 2-2 and will be at Gaston Day on Tuesday. 

Durham Academy Stats
+ Sam Schaeffer - 1-3, 2B
+ William Chen - 2-3, 1R

+ Jackson Niedel - Win, 6IP, 3H, 0R, 1BB, 9K
+ Ethan Goldstein - Save, 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K

Metrolina Christian Academy Stats
+ Tommy Miller - 1-2, 2B
+ Harrison Bouthillette - 1-3

+ Landon Polk - 1-3, 2B

+ Oliver Adams - Loss, CG, 7IP, 4H, 1R, 0ER, 2BB, 8K


Jackson Niedel, RHP, Durham Academy, 2022
Kenyon college commit.  Average frame.  5-foot-11, 180 pounds.  Strength present.  Athletic presence.  Hand pump over the head with choppy rhythm in the delivery.  Kicks to the belt, working in-line, landing on-line and square with his foot-strike.  Long arm swing to a high-3/4 slot.  Small hook out of the glove with some slight body wrap in the arm swing.  Strike thrower.  Attacked the zone with a solid mix.  Fastball at 79-82.  Late, hard arm side run present.  Run created issues for hitters.  Darting, boaring run at times.  Slider at 73-74, spinning up to 2600rpm.  Sharp, late, horizontal action.

Oliver Adams, RHP, Metrolina Christian Academy, 2024
Average frame with some length in his limbs.  Around the zone, worked to stay in the down zone.  Level and on-line, loads the front hip on his leg kick.  Long, clean arm swing to a high-3/4 slot.  Fastball at 80-81 early.  Early shape to the breaking ball at 63-65, spinning at 2300rpm.