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East Columbus01220308113
South Stanly04200107105

Tournament Breakdown

Game Photos

Photos by Steven Worthy

Coaches Summary

Game Summary

NC State Championship Game #3
So. C Ben Connor connected in bottom of 6th for a 3B knocking in 2 runs to tie score at 6. South Stanly then changed pitchers whose first pitch went wide right of his catcher and Connor's courtesy runner Sr. Demetri Anders scampered in for go ahead and eventual game winning run. Jr. 3B/RHP Hunter Smith 4IP,5H,R,ER,3K,BB,IBB,2WP got the win in relief of starter Jr. LHP Forrest Wayne 2IP,4H,6R,2ER,2K and Sr. LF/RHP Skylar Bowen 1IP,H got the save starting the 7th getting first batter to fly to CF then yielding a single and then enducing a 6-4-3 DP to end game and give Coach Karl Bracey's East Columbus Gators their first State Title in schools 19 year history. EC Sr. Ty Freeman 2-3,R,2B,RBI Jr. 2B Taylor Stevens 2-3,R Sr. SS Derrick Bracey 2-4,R,RBI Sr. DH/3B/LF Houston Barnes 2-4,RBI and Smith 1-4,2R,2B were leading hitters with Connor. South LHP Russ Weiker 0.1IP,WP got loss in relief of starter RHP Heath Blackmon 5.2IP,11H,8R,4ER,2K,BB,WP.

Game Story

North Carolina High School Baseball - East Columbus nips South Stanly

(June 4, 2011: Lake Waccamaw, NC 28450) East Columbus Gators (Lake Waccamaw, NC) fans exited the stadium thrilled Saturday as they observed their baseball squad hold off the visiting South Stanly Rowdy Rebel Bulls (Norwood, NC), 8-7 in a non-league test.

With the win, East Columbus upgrades its record to 24-5 on the season. The Gators travel to South Stanly (Norwood, NC) to battle the Rowdy Rebel Bulls in a non-league test on Saturday, June 4. The Rowdy Rebel Bulls come into the test with a record of 25-9. South Stanly won 3-2 in their recent non-league test against East Columbus (Lake Waccamaw, NC)

With the defeat, South Stanly falls to 25-11 on the season. The Rowdy rebel bulls host East Columbus (Lake Waccamaw, NC) to battle the Gators in a non-league test on Saturday, June 4. The Gators come into the test with a record of 22-5. East Columbus lost 3-2 in their recent non-league test against South Stanly (Norwood, NC)

Game Stats

East Columbus

Batting

#Athlete NameAvgPAABRHRBI
Team Totals.37931298117
1David Bridgers (Jr).33333010
2Derrick Bracey (Sr).50044121
3Hunter Smith (Jr).25044210
4Houston Barnes (Sr).50044021
5Taylor Stevens (Jr).66733120
6Ben Connor (So).25044212
7Ben Jenkins (Sr).00032101
8Ty Freeman (Sr).66733121
10Skylar Bowen (Sr).00032001
South Stanly

Batting

#Athlete NameAvgPAABRHRBI
Team Totals.31235327106
1Chase Poplin (So).00033101
2Austin Smith (So)1
3J P Lisk (Jr).0004400
4Stephen Wallace (Jr).66733122
5Connor Ford (So)1
6Landon Fraley (Jr).25044011
7Trey Mabry (Fr).5004422
9Heath Blackmon (Jr).333531
10Grayson Short (Jr).2504411
12Jordan Starnes (So).5004412
15Russ Weiker (So).3334311
East Columbus

#Athlete Name2B3BHRSFSH/BBB
Team Totals210101
3Hunter Smith (Jr)100000
6Ben Connor (So)010000
7Ben Jenkins (Sr)000001
8Ty Freeman (Sr)100000
10Skylar Bowen (Sr)000100
South Stanly

#Athlete Name2B3BHRSFSH/BBB
Team Totals211
4Stephen Wallace (Jr)2
9Heath Blackmon (Jr)1
15Russ Weiker (So)1
East Columbus

#Athlete NameKHBPROEFCLOBOBPSLG
Team Totals20334.387.517
1David Bridgers (Jr)10001.333.333
2Derrick Bracey (Sr)00100.500.500
3Hunter Smith (Jr)00010.250.500
4Houston Barnes (Sr)10001.500.500
5Taylor Stevens (Jr)00001.667.667
6Ben Connor (So)00201.250.750
7Ben Jenkins (Sr)00010.333.000
8Ty Freeman (Sr)00000.6671.000
10Skylar Bowen (Sr)00010.000.000
South Stanly

#Athlete NameKHBPROEFCLOBOBPSLG
Team Totals514.353.375
1Chase Poplin (So)1.000.000
3J P Lisk (Jr)1.000.000
4Stephen Wallace (Jr).6671.333
6Landon Fraley (Jr)21.250.250
7Trey Mabry (Fr).500.500
9Heath Blackmon (Jr)11.500.333
10Grayson Short (Jr)1.250.250
12Jordan Starnes (So).500.500
15Russ Weiker (So)11.500.333
East Columbus

Baserunning

#Athlete NameSBSBA
Team Totals11
12Demetri Anders (Sr)11
South Stanly

Baserunning

#Athlete NameSBSBA
Team Totals1
2Austin Smith (So)1
East Columbus

Fielding

#Athlete NameFPTCPOAEDP
Team Totals.91736211233
1David Bridgers (Jr)1.00033000
2Derrick Bracey (Sr)1.00031201
3Hunter Smith (Jr).50020110
4Houston Barnes (Sr)1.00030300
5Taylor Stevens (Jr).71472321
6Ben Connor (So)1.00065100
7Ben Jenkins (Sr)1.0001110101
11Forrest Wayne (Jr)1.00010100
South Stanly

Fielding

#Athlete NameFPTCPOAEDP
Team Totals.800251555
1Chase Poplin (So).6005122
3J P Lisk (Jr).7504211
4Stephen Wallace (Jr)1.000422
6Landon Fraley (Jr)1.00022
10Grayson Short (Jr).750431
15Russ Weiker (So).8336501
East Columbus

Catching

#Athlete NamePBSBASBCSCS%
Team Totals01011.000
6Ben Connor (So)01011.000

Catching

South Stanly has not entered any catching stats.
East Columbus

Pitching

#Athlete NameERAWLAPPGSCGSOSV
Team Totals3.001311
3Hunter Smith (Jr)1.7511
10Skylar Bowen (Sr)0.0011
11Forrest Wayne (Jr)7.0011
South Stanly

Pitching

#Athlete NameERAWLAPPGSCGSOSV
Team Totals4.77121
9Heath Blackmon (Jr)5.25111
15Russ Weiker (So)1
East Columbus

#Athlete NameIPHRERBBK
Team Totals7107325
3Hunter Smith (Jr)451123
10Skylar Bowen (Sr)110000
11Forrest Wayne (Jr)246202
South Stanly

#Athlete NameIPHRERBBK
Team Totals7.1108512
9Heath Blackmon (Jr)6.2108512
15Russ Weiker (So).2
East Columbus

#Athlete Name2B3BHRBFAB
Team Totals2003531
3Hunter Smith (Jr)1001815
10Skylar Bowen (Sr)00033
11Forrest Wayne (Jr)1001413
South Stanly

#Athlete Name2B3BHRBFAB
Team Totals113130
9Heath Blackmon (Jr)113029
15Russ Weiker (So)11
East Columbus

#Athlete NameOBAOBPWPHBPSFSH/B#P
Team Totals.323.3532011137
3Hunter Smith (Jr).333.412200164
10Skylar Bowen (Sr).333.333000013
11Forrest Wayne (Jr).308.286001060
South Stanly

#Athlete NameOBAOBPWPHBPSFSH/B#P
Team Totals.333.355192
9Heath Blackmon (Jr).345.36788
15Russ Weiker (So).00014