Wilmington 7, Davidson County 1
Three Wilmington Post 10 pitchers combined to allow one run on three hits and Post 10 solidified a spot in Monday’s semifinals with a 7-1 win over Davidson County Post 8.
Starting pitcher Hunter Hodges allowed just one hit over the first 3.2 innings, striking out five and walking just one. Sam Fox then went 2.2 innings allowing one run on one hit, and Chase Hardee allowed one hit while recording the final two outs of the game.
Wilmington (21-2) scored a single run in the first inning, two more in the third and put the game out of reach with a four-run sixth.
Max Hildreth went 3 for 3 at the plate with 3 RBIs and two runs scored to lead Post 10. No player had more than one hit for Davidson County (20-12).
Wilmington sewed up the number one seed in the “Stripes” division by allowing the least number of runs (11) over their three games. Fuquay-Varina will be the two seed after giving up 12 runs in three days.
The Gaston Braves were the unfortunate team in the 3-way tie in the “Stripes” division. Since Gaston allowed 25 runs over three games, they were the team left out of the semifinals of the three 2-1 squads. Runs allowed is the first tiebreaker in a 3-way tie, with runs scored coming next if that number is even.