North Carolina High School Baseball - East Columbus nips South StanlyJune 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)
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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.