Beakler Tosses Gem, Kane Hits Walk-Off For Split
The Chowan Baseball team picked up the Conference Carolinas split with Emmanuel on Saturday afternoon behind Wyatt Beakler's pitching gem in game two.
FINAL GAME ONE | Chowan 9, Emmanuel 15
FINAL GAME TWO | Chowan 2, Emmanuel 1
RECORDS | Chowan 12-16-1 (8-11), Emmanuel 19-20 (10-12)
LOCATION | Murfreesboro, N.C. (Hawkins Field)
INSIDE THE BOXSCORES
Wyatt Beakler tossed the complete game victory in the nightcap allowing one run (unearned) off one hit, four walks, and six strikeouts. Beakler took the no-hitter into the sixth inning.
Jack Kane hit a walk-off home run to left center to give the Hawks the win in the nightcap.
Marquise Lanier went 1-1 with a two-run home run and five intentional walks in the series opener.
Anthony Jefferson produced four hits in the doubleheader and four stolen bases.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Game One: Chowan 9, Emmanuel 15
Emmanuel jumped on the board in the top of the first inning with three runs as moisture made pitching tough in the opening inning.
Chowan answered with a pair of runs in the bottom of the inning. Nick Rose led off the inning with a single before Marquise Lanier deposited a 1-0 pitch over the left field wall. Trenton Lee drew a walk and Brock Cross was hit by a pitch. Both Lee and Cross would be left in scoring position.
The Hawks looked to continue the attack in the second inning as Anthony Jefferson reached on a one-out error. Jefferson would swipe second. Marquise Lanier would see the intentional walk and Trenton Lee loaded the bases with a walk but would leave the bases loaded.
Emmanuel posted a run in the third on two hits to lead 4-2.
Chowan rallied in the bottom of the third to take the lead 7-4. Brock Cross started off the inning with a single to left field. Harley Davidson drew a walk before Nicholas Lees laid down a sacrifice bunt. Anthony Jefferson and Nick Rose produced back-to-back doubles to take the 5-4 lead. Once again, Marquise Lanier was given the intentional walk. Trenton Lee was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Jack Kane singled to plate Rose and Lanier.
The Lions countered with two runs in the fourth inning to cut the deficit to 7-6. The Hawks added a tally in the fifth inning as Marquise Lanier was given an intentional walk. Lanier moved around to third on a failed pick-off attempt and scored on a wild pitch to lead 8-6.
Emmanuel would take control of the contest in the sixth inning with a four-run inning on four hits to regain the lead 10-8.
Chowan inched closer in the bottom of the inning as Harley Davidson drew a lead-off walk. Nicholas Lees laid down a sacrifice bunt and reached on the error by the first baseman. Nick Rose hit a sac fly to plate Davidson following Anthony Jefferson's sac bunt.
A solo home run in the seventh allowed Emmanuel to push forward, 11-9. The Lions added a run in the eighth and two in the ninth to take the 15-9 contest.
Game Two: Chowan 2, Emmanuel 1
Wyatt Beakler tossed a 1-2-3 first frame to start the nightcap. Nick Rose and Brock Cross picked up singles in the bottom half but were left on the bases. Beakler allowed a walk in the second but was able to get out of the inning.
The Hawks loaded the bases in the second inning as Dallas Trevena, Nicholas Lees, and Anthony Jefferson picked up base hits. A double play ended the threat.
Chowan cracked the scoreboard in the bottom of the third inning as Marquise Lanier singled up the middle. Brock Cross picked up a single to right before Dallas Trevena's RBI single to left center plated the opening tally.
Emmanuel took advantage of an error in the fifth inning as a walk and a passed ball started the rally. A throwing error on an attempted steal allowed the runner to score to even the contest at 1-all.
Wyatt Beakler lost his no-hit bid in the top of the sixth inning as a ball found its way under the glove and into the outfield. Beakler would get a double play to erase the runner and end the inning.
Jack Kane sent the second pitch of the bottom of the seventh inning over the fence in left center for the walk-off home run.