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.
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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.