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NC3 baseball: Rowan splits doubleheader with Mocksville

By Mike London

mike.london@salisburypost.com

SALISBURY —Rowan County settled for a doubleheader split with Mocksville on Saturday at Newman Park in NC3 baseball.

Rowan routed Mocksville 10-0 in the first game behind pitchers Ryan Street, Logan Rogers and Chase Shoaf, but Mocksville rallied in the seventh for a 6-5 win in the nightcap.

Rowan used a lineup in the second game that didn’t include Wayne Mize, Charlie Klingler, Cole Hales and Jordan Goodine, but Rowan still had every opportunity to win.

After Mocksville (1-1) got two hits in the top of the first in the opener, Rowan hurlers set down the next 18 Mocksville hitters in a breezy victory.

Street and Rogers struck out four apiece, with no walks. Shoaf walked a batter, but he faced only seven hitters the last two innings to close it out.

Offensively, Rowan (3-1) got a big game from Goodine. The cleanup batter had three hits, scored three runs and drove in two.

Lead-off man Klingler had two hits and scored twice.

Rowan had a three-run first, with Goodine, Dylan Driver and Casey Gouge singling home runs. Goodine’s run-scoring double to the left-center gap helped push the lead to 6-0 in the second, and Rowan cruised from there.

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Rowan led 2-0 after three innings in the nightcap, as Mocksville stranded a host of runners early against Rowan starting pitcher Bryson Wagner.

But Mocksville bunched four hits for a three-run third and a 3-2 lead.

Rowan had seemingly retaken control of the game, heading to the seventh, but two walks got Rowan reliever Scout Nichols in trouble and Mocksville put together a decisive, three-run rally. The go-ahead run scored on a throwing error.

Rowan put two runners on base in the bottom of the seventh, but failed to score.

Jake Harris drove in Rowan’s first two runs with a first-inning double and a third-inning sac fly.

T.J. Jones’ RBI single keyed a two-run fourth for a 4-3 lead.

Rowan took advantage of two errors in the sixth to go ahead 5-3, but couldn’t hold that advantage in the seventh.

Rowan plays a Sunday doubleheader, starting at 5 p.m. against Mocksville at Mando Field (Rich Park).

Boxscores will be in the next print edition of the Post.

 

 

 

 

 

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