Raiders lock up league title

by | Jun 12, 2021 | Midway

Casey Culbreth connects for a double in the fifth inning for Midway.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

Midway’s varsity baseball team secured the East Central 2-A Conference championship with a 4-0 win over Wallace-Rose Hill on Friday night.

The game was scheduled to be played at Wallace-Rose Hill on Thursday night but was postponed and moved to Midway because of wet field conditions.

The Raiders were designated as the visiting team and took a 1-0 lead in the top of the third after a single by Casey Culbreth, who was 3-for-3 with three runs.

Jonathan Cooper was 1-for-4 with two RBIs for Midway.

Culbreth doubled in the fifth and Hunter Gainey had an RBI triple. Gainey scored on a grounder by Cooper as the Raiders pushed the lead to 3-0.

Culbreth singled in the seventh and took advantage of wild pitches by the Bulldogs to give Midway its last run.

Culbreth had five stolen bases and pitched a complete game. Culbreth allowed three hits and struck out nine.

Midway went 11-1 in the league and is 13-1 going into the NCHSAA playoffs. Postseason brackets are scheduled to be announced on Sunday.

The 2021 East Central 2-A Conference baseball champions from Midway.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

Colin Avery makes a play at shortstop for the Raiders.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

Hunter Gainey makes a play in right field for the Raiders.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

Casey Culbreth pitched a shutout for Midway in a 4-0 win.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

Raiders captain Jonathan Cooper with the East Central trophy.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

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