Jul 21

Summer League rally in CCSSL Semifinals falls short

Coach Beck’s shorthanded Summer team rallies from 9-1 deficit but ultimately falls 9-8 to Rolesville in the CCSSL Playoff Semifinals at Lee County High School. Kaden Brown starts Garner (13-4) 5th with walk, steal second and scores on Malik Stephens hot shot and throwing error. Starter Garrett Capaforte doubles with one away & Brett Banks walk puts runners on the corners. Noah Kieft & Graham Wilkins RBI singles cuts Garner deficit to 9-5. After Bryson Galloway walks to load the bases, Jake Good follows with walk to make it 9-6. Nick Ward sac fly narrows it to 9-7. Zach Brittain relieves with two scoreless innings but Garner can only manage a Banks sac fly scoring Stephens in the final two innings. Alex Bloom started the Garner scoring, racing home in the 2nd on delayed double-steal. Good knocks in Wilkins for 2-0 Garner lead early for Capaforte. The loss concludes an outstanding Division winning summer schedule for Garner who gets major contributions from eight of their Junior squad team while many of our Senior team players were in National competitions.

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