Triton’s baseball and softball seasons ended Tuesday night with first-round losses in the NCHSAA 3-A playoffs.
The Hawks finished 11-10 in baseball in 2019 with a 10-1 defeat at Southeast Guilford. Triton showed significant improvement after going 2-20 in 2018.
In softball, a 9-6 loss to visiting Western Alamance put the Hawks at 13-7 for the year.
Triton was within 2-1 in the top of the second after a home run by Christian Tyndall. Colton Neighbors (triple) and starting pitcher Ethan Hedgepeth (double) also had hits for the Hawks.
Hedgepeth, a junior right-hander, went four and two-thirds innings on the mound. He allowed nine hits and six runs (four earned). He walked three and struck out four.
Freshman righty Hayden Pope pitched the last inning and one-third. He yielded four hits and four runs (three earned) while walking one and fanning three.