Two games into the 2017 season, Cedar Ridge Baseball has two wins, both by mercy rule.

In its home opener on Thursday night, the Red Wolves pounded Roxboro Community High School 14-0 in a game shortened by five innings.

Sophomore starter Phillip Berger yielded one hit over five innings for his first win of the season. Berger’s win comes after senior Brandon Andrews threw a five-inning no-hitter in the season-opening  15-0 win at Hillside on Tuesday.

Against the Bulldogs, leadoff batter Dante DeFranco laced two doubles, finishing 3-for-4 with 3 RBIs. Freshman Jake DeFranco went 2-for-3, scoring twice. Senior Simon Little finished 2-for-2 with 4 RBIs.

Berger, batting third, scored twice while going 2-for-3 with a double.

Cedar Ridge finished with 12 hits and ended the game by scoring nine runs in the fourth inning.

In Tuesday’s win over Hillside, the Red Wolves opened the season by scoring four runs in the first and second innings. Along with earning the no-hitter, Andrew slammed the season’s first home run. DeFranco went 3-for-4 with an RBI off a sacrifice fly. The Red Wolves had 11 hits against the Hornets.

Cedar Ridge will take its 2-0 start to Graham on Wednesday to face Southern Alamance. They return home next Friday against Carrboro.

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