After battling injuries and the pandemic over the past year, Jordan Underwood had a farewell to remember on Friday night. In his final game at Orange High Field, Underwood pitched the best game of his career as Orange defeated Chapel Hill 3-2. Underwood tied his career-best with five shutout innings. It was a total he hadn’t reached since the first game of his sophomore year. Underwood needed only 44 pitches and surrendered just one hit. Sophomore Joey Pounds replaced Underwood in the sixth inning and retired the last five Tigers to earn his second save of the season. Pounds struck out two batters and set Chapel Hill down in order in the seventh inning in the final game between the two teams as Big 8 Conference rivals. Orange is now 9–3 going into the final week of the regular season. The Panthers will complete a suspended game at Cedar Ridge on Tuesday night, then travel to Northern Durham to finish the regular season on Thursday before starting play in the 3A State Playoffs.

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