NC: Porter Ridge Eases into Round 2

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McDowell  0 Porter Ridge  9

PBR was at Porter Ridge HS for the opening round of the NCHSAA 4A State Tournament.  McDowell entered the game 13-9 out of The Mountain 3A/4A Conference.  Porter Ridge was the runner up in the Southern Carolina 4A Conference and sat at 16-6 on the year.

The Pirates jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first.  Jaylen Brown walked with one out and stole 2B and 3B.  With 2 outs, Yenderzon Flores ground to the right of the Titan shortstop.  A bang-bang play at 1B went the way of the Pirates, scoring Brown.

Porter Ridge started their half of the 3rd with a Brown single, followed by a McGillivray single, putting runners on the corners.  A hit by pitch loaded the bases for Nick Morris who singled to left, scoring Brown and McGillivray to push the lead to 3-0.  A 1 out ground out by Garrett Nichols scored Flores to build the lead to four.

AJ Camp started on the bump for the Pirates, working 6 innings.  The four run cushion was plenty as Camp only issued 1 hit and 2 walks.  Both walks came in the first when Camp worked out of slight jam, striking out three in the frame. 

The Pirates would pile on in the 6th, scoring 5 more runs to put the game away.  With the win, Porter Ridge will advance to the 2nd round where they are scheduled to play Ragsdale HS.  McDowell's season ends at 13-10 overall.

McDowell Stats
+ Eli Elliott - 1-1
+ Beck - 1-2
+ Bylerly - Loss, 3.2IP, 5H, 4R, 4ER, 3BB, 5K
+ Smith - 1.2IP, 5H, 5R, 1BB, 1K

+ Duncan - 0.2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K

Porter Ridge Stats
+ Jaylen Brown - 2-3, 3R, 1RBI
+ Yenderzon Flores - 1-2, 1R, 1RBI

+ Caleb Gant - 2-4, 1R

+ Josh Harvey - 1-2, 1R

+ Jake McGillivray - 1-3, 2R
+ Nick Morris  - 2-3, 1R, 4RBI
+ AJ Camp - Win, 6IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 8K

+ Jack Papiernik - 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K


AJ Camp, LHP, Porter Ridge HS, 2023
Wake Forest commit.  Strength present in a long frame with a high waist.  Stands 6-foot-1, 190 pounds.  Lifts to the mid-chest, working level and online.  Simple direction with a square foot strike.  Medium arm action is clean to a high-3/4 slot. 

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