Bryse Wilson threw a one-hit shutout as Orange defeated East Chapel Hill 2-0 at Panther Field on Tuesday afternoon.
With over a dozen Major League Baseball scouts watching, Wilson entered the final inning three outs away from a no-hitter, but it was broken up after an infield single by East’s Jackson Hicks. Wilson retired Austin Shank and Will Schmidt to improve to 2-0, striking out 12.
East (5-1) had its own stellar pitching performance from senior Sean Moore, who struck out six, yielding only four hits and two unearned runs.
The Wildcats had three baserunners in the game.
Wilson caused two of East’s baserunners to get aboard. He hit Brad Rice in the third (who was thrown out stealing by Brad Debo), and had a throwing error in the fourth against Jeb Byerly.
Austin Sykes’ one-run double down the first-base line scored Debo in the third that gave Orange a 2-0 lead. It could have also scored Wilson, who singled in the preceding at-bat, but the umpires ruled it a ground-rule double after the ball was lodged in the bullpen fence.
Three to know
Bryse Wilson, Orange: Lost a no-hitter with one out in the seventh. Also had one of Orange’s four hits.
Jaydin Poteat, Orange: Hustled his way to second base after reaching on an error, which led to Orange’s first run after a sacrifice fly by Debo.
Sean Moore, East Chapel Hill: Overshadowed by Wilson’s one-hitter, the East pitcher scattered only four hits in six innings.
They said it
“Last week, Bryse was pumped up because there were about 30 guys (scouts) watching him. I think he was trying to light up their radar guns. He also lit up our backstop. He was much more in control tonight. I told him before tonight to pitch and locate, and quit trying to impress everybody,” Orange coach Dean Dease said.