The Orange baseball team is off to its best start since the 2016 season. Orange is 6-0 after pulling away from Western Alamance 7-1 on Tuesday night at a frigid Panther Field. Jackson Berini laced a 2-run single to centerfield to break the game open in the fifth inning. Berini later scored after an RBI single by Connor Nordan. Two weeks ago, the Panthers pulled away from Northern Durham 11-3 in the Bull City. It was the last time that Orange will play at Knights Field. Northern will move into a new school in August. Senior Ryan Hench, who has committed to play at North Carolina, slammed a two-run homer to complete a strong all-around night. Hench earned the win on the mound with nine strikeouts. Berini scored three runs as the Panthers defeated the Knights for the second straight year. Against Western Alamance, Orange won its Central Carolina Conference opener in hopes of successfully defending its regular season championship. Orange will return to Elon for the second game of the two-game series against the Warriors on Friday night. On Saturday night, the Panthers will travel to Fleming Stadium in Wilson to face South Central.

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