Green Wave breezes past St. Joe – Up 1-0 in best-of-three series against Canton

Published 3:06 pm Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Holding true to form, North Delta School breezed into the second round of the MAIS 4A baseball playoffs after making quick work of Greenville St. Joe 2-0 in the opening round best-of-three series. 

North Delta( 22-7) advanced to take on Canton Academy and won the first of the series in dramatic fashion Monday night at home. 

The Green Wave won on a bases loaded walk drawn by Deacon Downs to take a 1-0 series lead. Game two, and three is necessary, will be played Thursday at Canton.

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No game stats were available for the Canton game because of an early press deadline on Tuesday.

ND 17 

St. Joe  1

(5 innings) 

The Green Wave took game one of the series against the Fighting Irish Tuesday (April 16) behind two singles, and a double from Kolby Baker. 

Rowan Gordon added a single and double with three runs scored. 

Alex Jackson and Hunter Carpenter contributed with a single and two RBI’s each while Herron Williams chipped in with a pair of singles, two RBI’s, three runs and three stolen bases. 

Evan Mayfield and Jett Manning scored a run for the Wave. Jackson also picked up the win on the mound by going 3.⅔ innings with one run on four hits and six strikeouts. Williams worked 1.⅓ in relief with two strikeouts. 

ND 16 

St. Joe 1

(3 innings) 

Owens Johnson, Baylor Scammon and Jett Manning drove in two runs each as the Green Wave completed the sweep at home Thursday.

Scammon added a single and double while Downs supplied a 

Herron Williams continued swinging a hot bat with two doubles and three RBI’s while Carpenter provided four RBI’s on two singles. 

Kolby Baker also had two singles, two runs scored and a pair of stolen bases. 

Clayton Hentz fanned four on four hits and one walk to earn the pitching win.