SILER CITY — It was all Chatham Charter from start to finish Friday night in Siler City as the Knights destroyed Eno River 19-0 and 14-1 in 1A Central Tar Heel Conference baseball doubleheader …
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SILER CITY — It was all Chatham Charter from start to finish Friday night in Siler City as the Knights destroyed Eno River 19-0 and 14-1 in 1A Central Tar Heel Conference baseball doubleheader action.
Chatham Charter improved to 2-1 in league play and to 2-0 overall with the twinbill wins while Eno River dropped to 0-4 in the CTH and to 0-4 overall.
“We took care of business and came in focused and ready to play which wasn’t really a given considering the uncertainty of the immediate future with all that’s going on,” said Knights coach Bill Slaughter. “It was good to get these wins under out belt, especially conference wins, heading into what appears will be a lengthy layoff.”
In the opener, Chatham Charter plated eight runs in the first, six in the second and five in the third to end the contest at 19-0.
Connor Murphy was 2-for-3 with four runs, three RBIa double, a walk and a stolen base while Thomas Johnson was 2-for-3 with two runs, three RBI and a double, Landon Hussey 2-for-3 with a run and three RBI and Gavin Crumpler 2-for-3 with three runs, an RBI and a double.
Also for the Knights Jacob Brannon was 1-for-2 with a run and an RBI, Amir Mapp 1-for-1 with two runs, Ryan White 1-for-2 with two runs and a double, Trevor Golden 1-for-2 with a run, a walk and an RBI, and Noah Carter 1-for-3 with a run, a triple, two RBI and a stolen base.
Connor Murphy hurled a three-inning no-hitter allowing just one walk and striking out seven.
Game two was no different as Chatham Charter plated five runs in the first, eight in the second and one in the fourth to up 14-0 before the Bobcats scored its lone run of the night in the top of the fifth.
Brannon was 3-for-3 in the win while Murphy was 2-for-2 with three runs, two RBI and three stolen bases, Golden 2-for-4 with two RBI, a double and a triple, Hussey 2-for-2 with two runs, an RBI, a triple and a walk, and Carter Phillips 2-for-2 with two walks and a stolen base.
Also for the Knights at the plate, Colton Nixon was 1-for-1 with two runs, two RBI, a walk and a stolen base, Noah Carter 1-for-2 with a run and hit by a pitch, Mapp a run and a stolen base, and Jackson Brown a run. White also stole a pair of bases for Chatham Charter in the win which stole 10-of-10 attempts.
Golden went the distance on the mound to get the win as the junior southpaw allowed two hits, a run and no walks and fanned 13 in five innings of work.