Orange’s Ryan Hench & Joey Pounds discuss win over Williams

Updated: March 23, 2022

After a disappointing loss to Perquimans in Wilson on Saturday, the Orange baseball team found its offensive grove again in a 7-2 victory over Williams on Tuesday night in Hillsborough. Junior pitcher Ryan Hench earned his first win of the season, finishing with eight strikeouts over five innings. Hench went 3-for-3 at the plate with two triples and a solo home run in the fourth inning. Of Orange’s seven hits, five were extra-base hits. Junior Joey Pounds relieved Hench in the sixth inning and threw a perfect frame with one strikeouts. In his last two appearances out of the bullpen, Pounds has thrown four-and-two-thirds consecutive scoreless innings. Orange is now tied with Eastern Alamance for first place in the Central Carolina Conference, a league that takes a new shape after every night of games. On Thursday night, Orange will host Southwestern Randolph in a nonconference game. You can hear that game at 7PM on On Friday, the Panthers will complete the two game series against the Bulldogs with a trip to Burlington.

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