After losing seven of its last eight games to Chapel Hill, the Cedar Ridge baseball team was due for a win over the Tigers. It finally came in dramatic fashion on Tuesday night.
After blowing a 3-0 lead, the Red Wolves (6-1, 2-1 in the Big 8) scored in the bottom of the sixth for the game-winning run, beating Chapel Hill 4-3. It’s only the second time that Cedar Ridge has beaten CHHS as a conference rival, dating back to 2015.
Senior Brandon Andrews went 2-for-3 with three stolen bases and a run. Andrews was also the starting pitcher, earning a no-decision, yielding five hits and three runs over five and tw0-thirds innnings.
Freshman Jake DeFranco continued his steady offensive production, going 2-for-3. He also started two double plays.
Junior Erik Zehnder went 1-for-3 with an RBI, the only one of the game for CRHS.
Senior Evan Hall earned the win, while junior Chris Cox got the save.
The Red Wolves surged out to a 3-0 lead after scoring two runs in the first inning, adding another in the third. The Tigers (4-3, 0-3) tied the contest with a run in the fifth, followed by two more in the sixth off a double by Tyler Hansen.
The two teams will meet again on Friday night at Chapel Hill at 7:00. You can hear that game here on HillsboroughSports.com.