Chapel Hill High School’s baseball team came out of last weekend riding a three-game winning streak, thanks to a convincing 13-3 victory Saturday over Carrboro.
The district rivals were tied 3-3 after three innings, but Chapel Hill senior right-hander Quint McFall shut out the Jaguars for 3.1 innings as the Tigers scored 10 unanswered runs. McFall picked up the win, while Sam Sisk struck out the last two Jaguars batters for a save.
The rare Saturday game, originally scheduled for Carrboro (3-2), moved to Tiger Baseball Stadium because of wet field conditions. Chapel Hill (5-1, and 4-0 at home) ended the game with five runs in the bottom of the sixth, invoking the state’s 10-run rule.
CHHS got some help from Carrboro’s seven errors, though the Tigers committed three of their own.
“After giving away runs in the first and second innings, we settled down, and Quint came in relief and posted three huge zeroes that allowed our offense to get us the lead,” Chapel Hill head coach Lee Land said.
“We did a good job of competing and not hanging our heads after a poor start to the game. I’m really proud of how we were able to turn the page and come out on top with a win.”
Nick Hebert led Chapel Hill at the plate with 2-for-5 hitting with two runs batted in. Andrew Miller went 1-3 with a double and an RBI, while Garrett Welch was 1-3 for one RBI.
Chapel Hill returns to Big Eight action at 6 p.m. Thursday in Pittsboro with its second game of the week against Northwood.
Carrboro hosts East Chapel Hill at 4 p.m. Thursday.
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