North Lincoln Moves to Title Game over East Lincoln

PBR Staff
Prep Baseball Report of NC

East Lincoln - 9                 North Lincoln - 12

Game Recap:
The semifinal of the South Fork 2A Conference Touranent featured East Lincoln and North Lincoln in a game played at the Hickory Fairgrounds, home of Catawba Valley CC.  The winner would move on to play Bandys on Friday night for the tournament championship.

North Lincoln used big innings to separate, scoring 5 runs in each of the 3rd and 4th innnings.  Sam Brady laced a 2 run triple in 3rd inning.  A throwing error on the play would add a 4th run as Brady crossed the plate as well.  In the 4th, the big blow came off the bat of Seth Whitely, a 3-run homerun to left. 

Joey Cobb was very good for North Lincoln working 5 strong innings.  When he exited, East Lincoln made a run.  The Mustangs scored 6 runs off thhe North Lincoln bullpen, but the Knights lead was too big. 

North Lincoln moves to the championship game scheduled for Friday.

East Lincol Highlights
Matthew McCown (2021, INF) – 2 hits, 1 2B

Allden Horne (2019, INF, Guilford commit) – 2 Hits, 1 3B

North Lincol Highlights
Seth Whitley (2021) – 2 Hits, HR

Sam Brady (2020) – 2 Hits, 2B, 3B

Joey Cobb (2019, LHP, Lenoir-Rhyne commit) – Win, 5IP

Player Reports

Joey Cobb (P, North Lincoln, 2019) – Lenoir-Rhyne commit.  Fastball ranged 80-84, sitting 80-82 into the 6th.  Breaking ball at 75-76.