Walk-off hit propels North baseball over Ellis

Published 10:59 am Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Noah Potts struck out 10 in three innings and Wade Ridenhour delivered a walk-off hit in the bottom of the seventh to lift North Davie’s baseball team to a 6-5 win over visiting Ellis on March 13.

“It’s always a dogfight when we play Ellis and glad we were able to come out on top,” North coach Trevor Gooch said.

There were several heroes in North’s first game of the season. Nolan Allen and Taylor Shenberger escaped bases-loaded jams in the fourth and fifth innings, respectively. Ridenhour and Easton Stanley both went 3 for 4 with two RBIs. Jason Riddle went 2 for 3.

One day later, the Wildcats ran into a buzzsaw, losing 12-1 to West Rowan.

The bright spots were pitcher Aydan Shay (3.2 innings, five Ks, one hit, one run), Jack Greer (triple), Sawyer Hall (single) and second baseman Landon Norman (defensive player of the game).