North Carolina High School Baseball - East Columbus holds off South Stanly
(June 4, 2011: Norwood, NC 28128) East Columbus Gators (Lake Waccamaw, NC) fans exited the stadium thrilled Saturday as they observed their baseball squad overcome the host South Stanly Rowdy Rebel Bulls (Norwood, NC), 5-1 in a non-league test.
With the win, East Columbus upgrades its record to 24-5 on the season.
With the defeat, South Stanly falls to 25-11 on the season.
NC State Championship Game #2
East Columbus Sr. Houston Barnes 7IP,4H,R,ER,5K,2BB,WP got the win throwing a complete game forcing a game three for all the marbles later in the same day. Leading hitters for EC inluded Sr. 1B Ben Jenkins 2-2,3R,HBP,BB Sr. SS Derrick Bracey 2-4,RBI,SB and Sr. LF Skylar Bowen 1-3,R,3B,RBI,BB. South Stanly Jr. LHP Landon Fraley 7IP,7H,5R,2ER,11K,4BB,2HB was the loser. Leading hitters for South included So. 1B Russ Weiker 1-2,BB and Fraley 1-3,R. The Gators of East Columbus have out hit the Bulls of South Stanly 18 to 6 through the first two games of the series.