North baseball rocks South

Published 5:01 pm Tuesday, May 4, 2021

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North Davie’s baseball team overwhelmed South Davie and Wesleyan Christian Academy last week.

Coy James (3 for 3, double, 2 RBIs) and Carson Queen (2-3, triple, 3 RBIs) led the way offensively as the Wildcats routed visiting South 13-0 in five innings on April 27. Ty Goodson (1-2, 2 RBIs) and Brady Marshall (1-2) both tripled as North scored 12 of its runs in the bottom of the third.

Three pitchers – Tucker Hobbs (3 innings), Goodson (1 inning) and Josh Whitaker (1 inning) – combined for the shutout.

“Our kids came to play,” coach Trevor Gooch said. “James, Marshall and Goodson were like murderers’ row with big hits and RBIs in the middle of the lineup. David Patton made some defensive gems at first base.”

Two days later at home, it was more of the same for the Wildcats, who scored 10 in the first inning and coasted from there, beating Wesleyan 13-0 in five innings.

Gooch has some amazing talent. James (3-3, double) knocked in five runs. Queen (1-2) and Marshall (1-2) each had a double.

“James continued to swing a hot bat,” Gooch said after his team improved to 3-1. “He also made some defensive gems at shortstop.”

Again, three pitchers combined for the shutout. Marshall struck out five in three innings. Brice Wilson worked around two walks in a hitless inning. And James overcame three walks by fanning two in the fifth.

“Brady had command of all his pitches,” he said.