Wake Forest moves past Western, 11-1, in JoCo semis

by | Apr 3, 2018 | News & Features, Western Harnett

Josh Carter drives in Western’s run on Monday night in the Johnston County Easter Invitational semifinals at South Johnston.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

Wake Forest outscored Western Harnett, 11-1, in the semifinals of the Johnston County Easter Invitational on Monday night at South Johnston.

The Eagles (8-9) will face Clayton (4-6) in the third-place game at South’s Bruce Coats Field on Tuesday (April 3) at 5 p.m.

Wake Forest (9-4) will meet Bunn (8-2) in the championship game, which is scheduled for Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

Western was limited to four hits and was charged with three errors on Monday. The contest was stopped in the sixth inning on the 10-run rule.

Josh Carter had a hit that brought in Devonte Sanders with the Eagles’ run.

Collin Welch, Bradley Wilson and starting pitcher Andrew Kelly also had hits for Western.

Kelly went three innings and allowed six hits. He yielded five runs, two of which were earned. He walked four and struck out six. John Paul Taylor worked two innings on the mound for the Eagles. He allowed four hits and three earned runs while walking one and striking out three.

Sophomore Blake Patterson was the last pitcher for Western. In two-thirds of an inning, he gave up two hits and three earned runs while issuing one walk and recording two strikeouts.

Saturday results

Bunn 19, Smithfield-Selma 2
Clayton 6, Triton 4
Western Harnett 6, Cleveland 4
Wake Forest 4, South Johnston 2

Monday schedule
Noon — Smithfield-Selma 11, Triton 6
2:30 p.m. — Cleveland 8, South Johnston 6 (8 innings)
5 p.m. — Bunn 7, Clayton 0
7:30 p.m. — Wake Forest 11, Western Harnett 1 (6 innings)

Tuesday schedule
Noon — South Johnston vs. Triton
2:30 p.m. — Cleveland vs. Smithfield-Selma
5 p.m. — Clayton vs. Western Harnett
7:30 p.m. — Championship, Bunn vs. Wake Forest

Starting pitcher Andrew Kelly delivers for Western on Tuesday night. (Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)



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