North baseball holds on for win

Published 9:08 am Thursday, March 10, 2022

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Brady Marshall and Blake French had two hits each, reliever Brice Wilson put up zeroes for three innings and Ty Sain made an over-the-shoulder catch for the final out as North Davie’s baseball team held on, 5-4, over visiting High Point Christian in the season opener on March 1.

“It was a nailbiter,” coach Trevor Gooch said.

Marshall had a double, a triple and scored two runs. French singled and doubled, knocked in two and scored twice as the Wildcats built leads of 2-1, 3-1 and 5-1 through six innings.

Marshall got the start on the mound and struck out six in three innings. Wilson got the win as he worked 3.1 innings, blanking HPC in the fourth, fifth and sixth.

“Brady and Brice pitched well,” Gooch said.

HPC mounted a big rally in the top of the seventh. Three runs cut the North lead to one, and the visitors had the bases loaded with two outs. Gooch summoned Josh Whitaker to the bump and he coaxed a popup in foul territory. Sain, the first baseman, preserved the victory by running it down and making a terrific catch.