ND baseball wallops Wesleyan

Published 9:11 am Thursday, May 20, 2021

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North Davie’s baseball team scored 12 runs in the sixth inning, buried Wesleyan Christian Academy 18-5 and improved to 6-1 on the season.

Playing on the road on May 13, the Wildcats held a 6-4 lead going into the top of the sixth. The monster inning was triggered by Coy James, who smacked an inside-the-park homer with the bases full to push the margin to 10-4. Eight more runs followed as North steamrolled to its sixth straight win.

James (2-for-4) and Marshall (2-4) paced the attack with two hits each. Marshall banged out two doubles and knocked in four runs. North also got offensive production from Carson Queen (1-2, two walks, three runs) and Ty Goodson (1-2, two walks, three runs).

Marshall started on the mound and pitched three scoreless innings, leaving with a 5-0 lead. After Wesleyan put up four runs in the fourth and fifth innings, Tucker Hobbs (two innings, one run) came in and shut the door.

Coach Trevor Gooch said first baseman David Patton was the defensive standout.