Electric second inning, crowd support push Myers Park past Jordan High in 4A playoffs

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After a dominant second inning, the Myers Park defeated the Jordan 9-1 on Tuesday in the first round of the NCHSAA state baseball tournament.

After a scoreless first inning, the Mustangs broke the game open in the second.

Mustangs sophomore outfielder Daniel Shuta knocked in Owen Williams with a two-run home run. Immediately after that, senior outfielder Luka Barbaryka hit another home run to the exact same spot.

Later in the inning, with the bases loaded, an errant pitch allowed junior outfielder Russell Golembe to steal home. Before the inning ended, Myers Park scored six times.

The Falcons performed better defensively in the next inning, not allowing a single hit and getting off the field quickly. Still in a 6-0 hole, they did not score in the bottom of the third.

Jordan got on the board for the first time in the fourth inning, as senior outfielder Carrington Williams, a Chowan College commit, hit a single to score sophomore infielder Caiden Chilausky, bringing the score to 6-1.

After holding the Mustangs scoreless again in the fifth inning, the pitching of senior Luke Metzler kept Myers Park ahead and stymied difficult for the Falcons.

in the top of the sixth, the Mustangs managed to end their scoring drought when senior catcher Harrison Bobbitt got a hit, bringing junior infielder Owen Anderson home. Hasner extended the lead by singling to first base and allowing Bryant to score.

As the catcher attempted to catch a player stealing a base, senior outfielder Massie Flippin managed to steal home, giving Myers Park its final run.

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