PITTSBORO — Northwood’s Tyler Johnson hurled a five-inning perfect game last Tuesday evening in Pittsboro to power the homestanding Chargers to a 15-0 rout of Cedar Ridge in 3A Big Eight …
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PITTSBORO — Northwood’s Tyler Johnson hurled a five-inning perfect game last Tuesday evening in Pittsboro to power the homestanding Chargers to a 15-0 rout of Cedar Ridge in 3A Big Eight Conference action.
Johnson went all five innings and faced the minimum 15 batters and struck out seven to get the win. The senior hurler threw just 60 pitches in getting the victory, including 42 for strikes.
Offensively, the Chargers pounded out nine hits in improving to 3-0 in league play and to 3-0 overall. Deuce Powell paced the locals at the plate with a 2-for-2 effort that saw the senior also walk twice, score a pair of runs, drive in four, and slam a double.
Northwood scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the first behind consecutive one-out walks to Powell, Dylan Hitt and Beau Weathers, and a sacrifice fly by Landon Johnson.
In the second, the Chargers added two more runs to go up 4-0 when Luke Popp walked, Zach Barnes singled, Tyler Johnson walked, and Powell slammed a two-run double to the right field wall.
From there the onslaught continued as Northwood tacked on four more runs in the third behind singles by Quinn Powell and Deuce Powell as well as an two-run double to right by Tyler Johnson to up the score to 8-0, before adding a seven spot in the fourth to cap the 15-0 victory. Landon Johnson had a pair of singles in the fourth for the Chargers in the uprising while Glenn Lassiter had a double and Barnes a single.
Landon Johnson closed the evening 2-for-3 with a run, two RBI and two stolen bases for Northwood while Tyler Johnson was 1-for-2 with two runs, a double, a pair of walks and three RBI, Barnes 2-for-2, was hit by a pitch, and score three runs, Lassister 1-for-2 with two runsand RBI and was hit by a pitch, Quin Powell 1-for-4 with a run, an RBI and a stolen base, Popp 0-for-1 with a run and two walks, and Hitt went 0-for-3 with two runs, two RBI, a walk and two stolen bases.