May 09

Garner rallies for NCHSAA win over Apex

Wellington Guzman & Xavier Bussey RBI singles in the 6th give Garner 5-4 win over Apex in their NCHSAA 4A Tournament opener. Tyler Gillespy 2-RBI double and Noah Giroux¬†RBI single stakes Brett Banks to 3-0 lead through three. Banks records 6K’s in 4 innings to keep the Cougars off the board until their 4th. Chris Roddenberry relieves after Apex 4-run 4th, recording 1.1 innings of scoreless relief. Ryan Wheeler opens the critical 6th with single in his 3-for-3 day. Graham Wilkins running for Wheeler scores on Bussey RBI single to left. After Noah Gallogly single, Guzman two-out single knocks in Bussey with the game-winner. Nolan McLean, who records 4 walks at the plate, finishes up with 1.1 hitless innings for the win. The 10th straight win for the GNRC Champions (18-7), who head to second round matchup with Cardinal Gibbons, 6-1 winner over Wilmington Ashley on Friday at S.Garner Field 4:30PM first pitch.

NCHSAA 4A Baseball (click for complete bracket)