Cedar Ridge’s Quinn Finnegan & Efrain Morales discuss win over Chapel Hill

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Updated: March 3, 2022

It was typical early season baseball at Chapel Hill Field on Wednesday night. Fans were bundled up in blankets as Cedar Ridge and Chapel Hill battled into extra innings. The Red Wolves fought until the end and came away with a 9-8 win in eight innings over the Tigers. In his first game, freshman Quinn Finnegan threw four-and-two-thirds innings of relief and came away with the win. Finnegan struck out four and conceded only three hits and two runs, one of them earned. Sophomore catcher Efrain Morales scored the game-winning run when Garrett Ray drew a walk in the eighth inning with the bases loaded. Morales, in his first Cedar Ridge start, led off the eighth inning with a single to centerfield, setting up two runs in the lone extra inning. Morales went 2-for-4 with two runs scored. Cedar Ridge earned another narrow win on Thursday night when they defeated Bartlett-Yancey 2-1. Cristian Macias scores the game-winning run off a throwing error, then picked up the save when he threw a scoreless seventh inning. Cedar Ridge will start play in the Central Carolina Conference against Williams on Tuesday in Burlington.

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