FAYETTEVILLE — The Midway Raiders baseball team rolled into the 2019 Terry Sanford Bulldog Invitational Tournament with a gaudy 17-0 mark and as one of the favorites to win the three-day holiday …
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FAYETTEVILLE — The Midway Raiders baseball team rolled into the 2019 Terry Sanford Bulldog Invitational Tournament with a gaudy 17-0 mark and as one of the favorites to win the three-day holiday event.
Northwood had other ideas.
In stunning fashion, the Chargers put a stunning 13-0 beat down on the Raiders in five innings on Saturday afternoon in Fayetteville which sent chatter through the shocked crowd.
Northwood improved to 12-6 on the season with the win while Midway dropped to 17-1.
Make no mistake, it was no fluke.
Northwood plated three runs in the opening inning to lead from start to finish, adding an eight-run outburst in the fourth and two more insurance runs in the fifth to cap off the dominating performance.
In its previous seventeen wins, Midway averaged 9.4 runs per contest and a staggering .341 batting average.
Enter Tyler Johnson.
The Charger junior limited the Raiders to one hit in the contest, a single by Cal Tyndall, en route to working four innings of shut out ball that included two walks and one strikeout to get the win.
Dylan Hitt notched the save after allowing just one walk in an inning pitched while whiffing one.
Offensively, Northwood banged around four Midway pitchers all game long while collecting 10 hits and also displaying patience which resulted in 11 walks.
Sawyer Sutton failed to make it out of the first inning after working .2 innings and allowing one hit, three runs, five walks and striking out two.
Also on the mound for the Raiders was Jonathan Cooper going .2 innings and yielding three hits, four runs, and two walks while Dawson Wiggins went 2.2 innings and allowed three hits, four runs, four walks and fanned one, and Colin Avery the last inning while allowing two hits and two runs (one earned).
Jeff Marcin paced the Northwood offensive attack with a 2-for-3 outing that featured a run, four RBI and a walk while Brandon Crabtree was also 2-for-3 with a run, three RBI and a triple.
Also for the Chargers at the plate, Landon Johnson was 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI, Michael Posse 1-for-2 with two runs, an RBI, a stolen base and a walk, Hitt 1-for-2 with two runs, two stolen bases and two walks, Tyler Johnson 1-for-3 with a run, an RBI, two stolen bases and a walk, and Jason Sczcypinski 1-for-3 with a run and a walk. Quin Powell added two runs and three walks, and Deuce Powell two runs, two walks, and a stolen base.
Northwood was scheduled to play South Caldwell at 4 p.m. Monday afternoon in Fayetteville in second round action.