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North Davie baseball extends dominance

North Davie’s baseball team is no stranger to cakewalk wins. The Wildcats of Trevor Gooch added two to their profile last week, winning 12-4 over Summit May 5 and 10-0 over Ellis May 6. Both games were at North.

“This team is playing like a well-oiled machine,” Gooch said.

Brady Marshall and Coy James homered against Summit as North built a 12-0 lead in the first three innings. Marshall went 2 for 3 with a double and three RBIs, and James went 2-3 with two RBIs.

Gooch employed four pitchers. Tucker Hobbs started and threw a shutout for three innings, giving up one hit and striking out four. Hayden Potts closed and worked a clean seventh.

“Tucker developed into a quality pitcher with command of three pitches,” Gooch said.

Shortstop James, second baseman Carson Queen and catcher Ryley Shermer earned defensive praise.

“Our middle infielders were great by turning two double plays,” Gooch said. “Ryley was solid behind the plate with some defensive gems and throwing out a runner trying to steal second.”

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One day later, the Wildcats put Ellis to bed in four and a half innings.

Marshall and Ty Goodson combined for the shutout, with Marshall striking out five in four innings and only allowing one hit. Goodson fanned the side in a perfect fifth.

“Brady was dominant with a lively fastball and command of his offspeed pitches,” Gooch said.

Marshall (2-2, two doubles, three RBIs), James (2-2, double) and Hobbs (2-2, three RBIs) banged out two hits each as North scored two in the first, four in the second, one in the third and three in the fourth to reach the mercy rule. Cameron Owens added a triple.

The defensive play of the game was turned in by center fielder Goodson. “In the top of the third, with runners on second and third and two outs, Ty made a catch on a deep fly ball,” he said.

North is 5-1 with a five-game winning streak.