Knights edge Cardinals 6-5 in eight innings

Posted 4/12/19

GREENSBORO — Chatham Charter needed extra innings last week, plating a run in the eighth frame to earn a 6-5 April 4 over Cornerstone Charter in 1A Central Tar Heel Conference baseball …

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Knights edge Cardinals 6-5 in eight innings

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GREENSBORO — Chatham Charter needed extra innings last week, plating a run in the eighth frame to earn a 6-5 April 4 over Cornerstone Charter in 1A Central Tar Heel Conference baseball action.

After taking a 2-1 lead after one inning of play, and a 3-1 cushion after two, the Knights saw the Cardinals plate a pair of runs in the home half of the third to tie the score at 3-all.

Chatham Charter tallied a run in the of the sixth to go in front 4-3 only to see Cornerstone answer with a pair in the bottom of the frame to take its first lead of the contest at 5-4.

Undaunted, the Knights pushed across a single run in the seventh to extend the game to extra innings before winning it in the eighth.

Trevor Golden notched the win in relief after working 2.1 innings of no-hit, scoreless ball which saw the sophomore left-hander strike out one.

Noah Carter hurled 5.2 innings as the starter for Chatham Charter, striking out seven while allowing eight hits, five runs, and walking one.

Chatham Charter was led offensively by Golden, who was 3-for-5 with a run, while Ryan White was 2-for-3 with two runs, an RBI, a triple and a sacrifice fly, and Cameron Kennedy 2-for-4 with a run.

Also chipping in hits for the Knights were Connor Murphy who was 1-for-2 with a run, and RBI and two walks while Tanner Kidd was 1-for-1 with an RBI-double, Jacob Brannon 1-for-2, Carter 1-for-3 with a walk, Jaron Hendrickson 1-for-5 with two RBI, and Landon Hussey 1-for-4 with a run and an RBI.

Cornerstone was led at the plate by Carter Blum who was 2-for-3 with two runs, an RBI, a triple and a walk, while Max Green was 2-for-4 with two runs, Daniel Carson 1-for-3 with two runs, Jared Councilman 1-for-4 with two RBI.

Jackson Henderson, a freshman, hurled seven innings for Cornerstone in the loss while allowing 11 hits, six runs (four earned), two walks and striking out a pair in the no-decision.

Mason Apple walked the only batter he faced while Josiah Townsend suffered the loss while pitching one inning and allowing just one hit.

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