High School Sports

HS Baseball Roundup: Hough upset in 4A playoffs Saturday

Hough High head coach Jimmy Cochran and his team were upset in the second round of the NCHSAA 4A playoffs Saturday
Hough High head coach Jimmy Cochran and his team were upset in the second round of the NCHSAA 4A playoffs Saturday jsiner@charlotteobserver.com

Pfafftown Reagan scored three runs in the fourth and three more in the sixth to upset Hough High in the N.C. 4A playoffs.

Reagan's 7-3 second round win ended Hough's seven-game win streak. The Huskies, who set multiple team records this season, end the year at 21-7.

Reagan improved to 17-8.

The Huskies left nine men on base, including three in the bottom of the seventh and final inning. Hough also hit into a double play in the bottom of the fifth, with runners on second and third with one out.

Reagan will host South Mecklenburg in a third round game Tuesday.

Charlotte Country Day 2, Ardren Christ School 1, 9 innings -- Country Day scored in the bottom of the seventh and final regulation inning to send the game to extra innings and scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth to advance in the N.C. Independent Schools playoffs.

Friday's games: South Meck upsets Myers Park

South Mecklenburg registered the first big Charlotte-area upset in the state baseball playoffs Friday night, rallying to beat Myers Park in a 4A second-round game.

The Sabres entered the top of the seventh trailing the Mustangs 7-5 but scored four times and earned a 9-7 victory.

South Mecklenburg, seeded 14th in the 4A bracket, got three hits and three RBI from Reed Hedberg. The Sabres are now 22-7 on the season.

Myers Park, seeded third, ended the campaign 20-5. Donnie Docker had three hits and Jack Masonis three RBI for the Mustangs.

Friday’s top performers

Reed Hedberg (South Mecklenburg): Hedberg's three hits helped South Mecklenburg pull a 4A upset over Myers Park 9-7.

Tyler Lilly (North Lincoln): Lilly, a senior, went 3-for-4 and drove in four runs in North Lincoln’s 17-4 second-round 2A romp over Newton Fred T. Foard.

Trey Tujetsch (Ardrey Kell): Tujetsch fired a four-hitter as the Knights blanked Lake Norman 3-0 in a second-round 4A game.

4A playoffs

Ardrey Kell 3, Lake Norman 0: Trey Tujetsch pitched a complete-game four-hitter, and Woodson Alexander slammed a pinch-hit two-run homer in the sixth for the Knights.

East Forsyth 5, Richmond Senior 2

Providence 3, Independence 2 (8 innings): The Patriots, one of the area’s hottest teams in recent weeks, gave the top-seeded Panthers a battle. But Providence won it on a squeeze bunt in the bottom of the eighth.

South Caldwell 3, Greensboro Grimsley 0: Winning pitcher Trent Black limited Grimsley to two hits and struck out 11.

3A playoffs

China Grove Jesse Carson 13, Eden Morehead 3: Maddux Holshouser earned his ninth pitching victory of the season. Brycen Holshouser went 4-for-4, and Cameron Prugh had three hits.

Marvin Ridge 6, Weddington 2: The Mavericks, down 2-1, scored five times in the bottom of the sixth and edged their Union County rivals in a second-round game. Marvin Ridge went 3-2 this season against Weddington.

3A private schools

High Point Wesleyan 9, Concord Cannon School 0: Cannon School finished the season 11-9 with this quarterfinal setback. The Charlotte area’s other 3A quarterfinalists – Providence Day, Charlotte Christian and Charlotte Country Day – play Saturday.

2A playoffs

North Lincoln 17, Newton Fred T. Foard 4: Tyler Lilly’s three hits and David Borges’ two hits and three RBI lifted the Knights, who scored 14 times in the bottom of the fourth.

Salisbury 6, Lenoir Hibriten 1: Parker Lippard hit a two-run single in the third inning, giving the Hornets a 3-1 lead they never lost. This game was delayed more than an hour by rain.

Smoky Mountain 6, Lincolnton 5: The visiting Wolves, seeded 20th, nearly upset fourth seed Smoky Mountain, taking a 5-3 lead into the bottom of the seventh. Robbie Cowie homered for Lincolnton, and Lane Hoover had two hits and three RBI.

1A playoffs

East Wilkes 2, North Stanly 0

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