Northwood bats batter Southern Durham in baseball doubleheader sweep

Posted 3/29/19

PITTSBORO — The Northwood baseball team took a twinbill sweep of Southern Durham in Pittsboro Tuesday evening in 3A Big Eight Conference play.

Northwood (4-0, 7-0) opened game one with a 6-0 …

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Northwood bats batter Southern Durham in baseball doubleheader sweep

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PITTSBORO — The Northwood baseball team took a twinbill sweep of Southern Durham in Pittsboro Tuesday evening in 3A Big Eight Conference play.

Northwood (4-0, 7-0) opened game one with a 6-0 triumph over Southern Durham in five innings.

Luke Popp picked up the win on the mound for the Chargers after going three innings and allowing two hits, two walks and striking out five.

Mason Bae recorded the save by hurling the final two frames and allowing one hit and fanning two.

Northwood was led offensively by a 2-for-2 outing from Dylan Hitt, who scored three runs, drove in another, and added a double, a walk and a stolen base.

Chipping in two more hits in a 2-for-2 effort was Michael Posse who finished with an RBI, a stolen base and a sacrifice fly.

Landon Johnson was 1-for-2 with a run and stolen base while Quinn Powell scored a run, stole a base and walked twice, and Deuce Powell walked twice, stole a base, had a sacrifice fly and drove in a pair of runs.

In the nightcap, Northwood hammered Southern Durham 12-0 in two innings.

The Chargers scored five runs in the top of the first and seven more in the second to take a commanding 12-0 advantage.

Justin Sczcypinski pitched a two-inning, perfect game with two strikeouts to get the win on the mound.

At the plate, the Chargers were paced by Beau Weathers who went 3-for-3 with two doubles while Bae was 1-for-1 with a run, two RBI, and a walk.

Northwood also received a 1-for-1 contest with a run, two RBI, two stolen bases, a double and a walk from Aaron Ross while John Kurz was 1-for-1 with two hits, an RBI, and a walk.

Deuce Powell drew a pair of walks and stole a base while Sczcypinski scored twice, drove in two runs, stole a base and walked, and Tyler Johnson scored twice, walked and stole a pair of bases.

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