SILER CITY — Chatham Charter exploded for seven runs in the bottom of the third inning here on Wednesday night en route to a 10-1 blasting of Clover Garden in 1A Central Tar Heel Conference …
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SILER CITY — Chatham Charter exploded for seven runs in the bottom of the third inning here on Wednesday night en route to a 10-1 blasting of Clover Garden in 1A Central Tar Heel Conference baseball action.
The Knights improved to 4-0 in the league and overall with the victory while Clover Garden dropped to 1-4 and 2-4 overall.
“We were patient at the plate tonight and forced the Clover Garden pitchers to work from behind in the count, which in turn gave us some good pitches to hit,” said Chatham Charter coach Bill Slaughter. “It took us a while to break through, but in the third we broke through and it was the difference in the game. Connor (Murphy) and Trevor (Golden) had some run support and did a good job the entire game.”
Golden, a sophomore southpaw, worked six innings and allowed one run (earned), six hits, and three walks while whiffing six to get the win on the mound.
Murphy picked up a save by closing out the seventh, yielding one hit and striking out a pair.
Offensively, Chatham Charter pounded out nine hits while drawing five walks and being hit by a pitch.
Murphy added a 3-for-4 effort at the plate with two runs scored, two RBI, two stolen bases and a double.
Jaron Hendrickson chipped in a 2-for-3 outing with three runs a double and a walk.
Also for the Knights in the win, Tanner Kidd went 1-for-2 with a run, a stolen base and a walk, while Golden was 1-for-3 with a run, two RBI, and was hit by a pitch, Gavin Crumpler 1-for-4 with a run, three RBI and a stolen base, Cameron Kennedy 1-for-3 with a run, and RBI and a walk.