Westchester takes TAC tourney; HPCA wins PACIS regular season
WESTCHESTER 23, BURLINGTON CHRISTIAN 0 (5 INNINGS)
DURHAM — Top-seeded Westchester Country Day School defeated sixth-seeded Burlington Christian 23-0 in 4 1/2 innings in the title game of the TAC 2A Tournament on Friday night at Trinity of Durham.
The Wildcats (18-6) get a first-round bye in the upcoming NCISAA 2A playoffs and will begin postseason action in the quarterfinals on either May 10 or May 11. All quarterfinals, semifinals and the final will be played at Westchester.
Junior Adam Kirkman struck out 13 in a five-inning four-hitter. Markel Johnson sparked the Wildcat offense, going 5 for 5 with a homer, two doubles and four RBIs. Nate Blakeney finished 1 for 2 with five RBIs.
All-TAC honors were announced following the game. Tyler Marion of Westchester was named league player of the year, while the Wildcats’ Joey Hammond took coach of the year accolades.
Seven WCDS players made all-conference: Marion, Donnie Sellers, Johnson, Myles Sowell, Luke Puckett, Micah Hedgepeth and Kirkman.
HPCA 9, FORSYTH CD 0
HIGH POINT — High Point Christian Academy’s Senior Night turned into a PACIS 3A regular-season championship-clinching affair.
The Cougars topped Forsyth Country Day 9-0 on Friday night to wrap up the PACIS crown at 22-4 overall and 11-1 in league play. Kennedy Hardy finished 1 for 3 with a two-run homer, while Tanner Harris went 2 for 2 with a double and two runs and Luke Gesell was 2 for 3 with two runs and an RBI.
Gesell (4-0) tossed six innings of three-hit ball with four strikeouts to get the win. Brian Young worked the seventh inning for HPCA, which plays host to North Raleigh Christian on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.
EAST DAVIDSON 5, WEST DAVIDSON 0
TYRO — Braxton Shetley struck out 11 in a five-hitter as top-seeded East Davidson defeated West Davidson 5-0 in the Central Carolina 2A Conference tournament final late Thursday at West Davidson.
Shetley improved to 6-1 on the season and also went 3 for 4 with a double and three RBIs for the Golden Eagles (20-3). Nick Williams finished 3 for 4 with an RBI for East, while Nathan Campbell was 1 for 2 with an RBI.
Zach Queen (2-5) took the loss for the Green Dragons (14-11).
East opens NCHSAA 2A playoff action with a home game against T.W. Andrews on Friday, May 10 at 7 p.m.
WHEATMORE 14, RANDLEMAN 10
TRINITY — Jordan Myers drilled a grand slam to help top-seeded Wheatmore outlast second-seeded Randleman 14-10 in the finals of the PAC-6 2A Tournament on Friday night at Wheatmore.
Taylor Walker went 3 for 6 for the Warriors (25-0), who play host to Piedmont in the first round of the NCHSAA 2A playoffs on Friday at 7 p.m. Stephanie Fortner finished 2 for 6 with a triple and RBI for Wheatmore, while Katie Bailiff was 3 for 4 with a triple and two RBIs, winning pitcher Morgan Halo was 1 for 4 with a double, Katie Kennedy was 2 for 2 with a triple and two RBI and Jessica Myers was 2 for 3 with a triple and two RBIs.
WESLEYAN 5, HPCA 4
HIGH POINT — Kayla Brewer made sure Wesleyan Christian Academy walked off a winner on Friday night.
Brewer drilled the game-winning two-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning as the Trojans topped High Point Christian Academy 5-4 in PACIS 3A play.
Wesleyan celebrates Senior Night in style, improving to 14-1, 5-1. Brewer, who finished 1 for 4, also was the winning pitcher to run her record to 3-1.
Wesleyan’s Geena Autry went 2 for 4 with two RBIs, while Sydney Parker and Cayla Cecil each finished 2 for 3. Sarah Horne was 1 for 2 for Wesleyan, which plays at Metrolina on Thursday at 5 p.m.
HPCA’s Lindsay Cecil boosted her batting average thanks to a perfect 4-4 day at the plate. She doubled in the fifth inning and singled in the first, fourth, and seventh innings.
HPCA plays host to North Raleigh Christian on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.
GLENN 12, EAST FORSYTH 3
Glenn defeated East Forsyth 12-3 in the semifinals of the Piedmont Triad 4A Conference Tournament on Friday night.
Karen Foley got the win for the Bobcats (13-8). Kasey Todd took the loss for East (17-5).
Baily Coble went 3 for 4 with a home run, two runs and an RBI for Glenn, while teammate Tracy Haynes finished 3 for 4 with three runs and two RBIs, Taylor Strassburg was 4 fr 5 with a run and Foley was 4 for 5 with three RBIs and two runs.
SW RANDOLPH 7, LEDFORD 3
FARMER — Top-seeded Southwestern Randolph downed second-seeded Ledford 7-3 in the finals of the Mid-Piedmont 3A Conference tournament.
The host Cougars earned the top seed from the MPC for the upcoming NCHSAA 2A playoffs, which start on Friday, May 10. The Panthers (15-9) will play host to a first-round game on that date. Pairings will be set in the coming days.
Ashley Best went 2 for 4 with a double and RBI for Ledford, while Meg Everhart finished 1 for 4 with a double and two RBIs. The Panthers’ Destiny DeBerry went 1 for 2 with a stolen base, while Madison Tinkle was 1 for 2 and Bayleigh Griffith was 1 for 2.
Everhart pitched the first 2 and a third innings and took the loss. Emily Boger tossed the final frames.
HP CENTRAL 11, RAGSDALE 1 (6 INNINGS)
HIGH POINT — Taylor Martin went 4 for 4 with a homer and four RBIs as High Point Central celebrated Senior Night in style with an 11-1 win over Ragsdale.
Crista Bova and Heather Rockrock each added two RBIs for the Bison, who honored seniors Abby Duffy, Taylor Thornton and Bova. Elana Smith struck out four in a six-inning four-hitter to get the win.
NCHSAA 4A MIDWEST REGIONAL
GREENSBORO — High Point Central is guaranteed to place a team in today’s NCHSAA 4A Midwest Regional doubles final at Page High School.
That’s because a pair of Bison teams will face off in today’s 9 a.m. semifinal.
Sam Utley and Carter Gay play teammates Matt Tutton and Tripp Smith after both Bison duos recorded two victories on Friday.
The semifinal winners also clinched a berth in the NCHSAA 4A championships that start Friday at Raleigh’s Millbrook Park.
In singles play, Central’s Robert Tutton fell in the first round on Friday.
BISHOP GIRLS 12, RAGSDALE 5
KERNERSVILLE — Megan Shortt scored seven goals and Adaire Hudson added three as Bishop McGuinness’ girls turned back Ragsdale 12-5 in the first round of the NCHSAA playoffs on Friday night.
Annie Lamuraglia and Jill Lindquist had one goal apiece for the Villains, who got 16 saves in goal from Adora Nsonwu.
Sydney Turner scored two goals for the Tigers, while Rachel Cates, Peyton Joyce and Noah Whiting had one each. Andrea Berry had nine saves in goal for Ragsdale.