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Weddington fends off Aycock in 3-A Baseball's Game 1
June 1, 2012North Carolina
ZEBULON -- Weddington built up a lead and then held off a furious last-inning rally by Pikeville Charles B. Aycock to score a 5-3 victory on Friday night in the first game of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 3-A baseball championship series at Five County Stadium.
Down 5-0, the Golden Falcons scored three runs in the seventh on a two-run double by Blake Sutton and a sacrifice fly by Collin Dubose, but David Pope of the Warriors came on to get the save.
Chris Simpson was a perfect three for three on the day for Weddington in the Warriors' nine-hit attack, the only player in the game with more than one hit. Seven of the nine hitters in the Weddington lineup hit safely.
Game two of the best-of-three is set for Saturday morning at 11.