RANDLEMAN — Pencil Jordan-Matthews into the NCHSAA 2A State Playoffs as the Jets survived a wild affair with Wheatmore in Randleman on Thursday afternoon to take a 12-11 victory in a showdown to …
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RANDLEMAN — Pencil Jordan-Matthews into the NCHSAA 2A State Playoffs as the Jets survived a wild affair with Wheatmore in Randleman on Thursday afternoon to take a 12-11 victory in a showdown to decide third place out of the 2A PAC 7 Conference.
Jordan-Matthews looked in full control of the game after erupting for six runs in the second to go up 6-0 before adding four more in the third to take a 10-3 advantage.
Wheatmore responded with eight runs in the top of the fourth to take an 11-10 lead before J-M tied the game with a run in the bottom of the fourth, and pushed across the game-winner in the sixth with three consecutive two-out singles by Huston Causey, Seth Moore and Thomas Smith.
Luke Hinshaw hit one batter in the top of the seventh but retired the next two outs on a pop up and a strikeout to seal the Jordan-Matthews victory.
Singles by Moore, Hinshaw and Chris Rios and a double by Camden Fuquay highlighted the six-run second for J-M while doubles by Moore and Carson Rickman, and singles by Hinshaw and Smith sparked the four-run third.
Trailing 11-10 in the bottom of the fourth, Jordan-Matthews would tie the game when Samuel Murchison reached on an error, moved all the way to third on a sacrifice bunt from Causey, and scored on a sacrifice fly to right by Moore.
Moore led the Jordan-Matthews offense in the win with a 3-for-3 effort that included two runs, two RBI, a double and a sacrifice fly while Hinshaw was 2-for-3 with a run and two RBI.
Nick Halo led the Wheatmore offensive attack with a 2-for-4 outing that included two runs scored, three RBI and a walk while Hunter Smith was 2-for-3 with a run, an RBI and a walk.
Hinshaw took the win on the mound for the Jets while Camden Wishon suffered the loss on the hill for the Warriors.