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Baseball News
Submitted bu Coach Scott
The South Davidson baseball team won their conference game at North Moore last week by a score of 3-2. The team was led by an outstanding pitching performance started by Seth Gathings and finished off by Lonnie Bailey. Gathings surrendered 2 runs over 4+ innings pitched while striking out 5 in one of his most effective starts for the Wildcats. Bailey took over on the mound in the 5th with runners on 1st and 3rd but got out of the inning without allowing any further damage. Bailey carried this momentum to the plate in the 6th and hit the game-tying, 2-run double, scoring Jackson Ellington and Zaylen Stanley. Dillon Pope then drove in Bailey for the eventual game-winning run, with a line-drive single to right field. Bailey continued his great night by finishing what Gathings started. He finished with 0 earned runs, 0 hits, 1 walk, and 2 strikeouts to earn the win. It was a great team performance.

South Davidson lost their conference matchup with North Moore last Friday night by a score of 4-3. The visiting Mustangs scored a run in the opening inning but the Wildcats answered in the bottom half of the inning. Errors cost the Wildcats as North Moore built a 4-1 lead off of 3 unearned runs. It remained that way until the bottom of the 7th inning. Down to their last out with no one on base, the Wildcats fought back to almost tie the game on four consecutive hits by Jackson Ellington, Zaylen Stanley, Lonnie Bailey, and Dillon Pope. Stanley’s was an RBI double and Bailey also collected an RBI. Unfortunately, the early mistakes by the Wildcats proved to be too much to overcome, as the Mustangs were able to not allow any more runs. The pitcher of record for South was Bailey II. He started the game and went 5 innings giving up 4 runs (1 earned), walking 3 and striking out 3. Stanley finished the final 2 innings, walking 3 and striking out 2. Seth Gathings and Dylan Delattre also collected hits for the Wildcats.

South will host Bishop McGuinness at 5:00pm on Wednesday and West Montgomery at 7:00pm on Friday.