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North baseball ends season at 7-1

North Davie’s baseball team dropped the season opener by a narrow margin. The Wildcats beat the brakes off every opponent after that, finishing 7-1.

They closed with a 12-0 win at South Davie on May 18. The mercy rule ended the game after five innings.

Coy James (three innings, eight strikeouts), Brice Wilson (one inning, two Ks) and Josh Whitaker combined for a no-hitter.

“Coy was dominant on the mound by throwing a lively fastball,” coach Trevor Gooch said. “Coy also had a big day at the plate.”

Indeed. James went 3 for 3 with a home run, a double, three runs and three RBIs.

“Coy is the real deal, a five-tool player who loves the game of baseball,” Gooch said.

Ty Goodson was just as productive at the plate, going 3 for 3 with a triple, a double, four RBIs and three runs.

“Ty was a nice addition this season,” he said. “He covered a lot of ground in center field, pitched well in relief, had a solid bat and great speed on the base paths.”

Goodson, James, Carson Queen, Hunter Potts, Ryley Shermer, Cameron Owens, David Patton and Tucker Hobbs were the team’s eighth graders. The 2022 team will be anchored by seventh grader Brady Marshall.

“They really played well and will be missed dearly,” he said of his eighth graders.