The Whiteville Wolfpack will be vying for a second state baseball championship in three seasons next Friday and Saturday after rallying to a 5-4 victory over visiting Rosewood Saturday to sweep the best-of-series for Eastern N.C. 1A title at Legion Stadium.
The Wolfpack trailed 4-0 after two innings scored four runs in the bottom of fifth inning to gain the over the scrappy Eagle squad from Rosewood. The game was scheduled for Friday, but action was halted in the bottom of the first inning and was pushed back to Saturday afternoon.
Ninth grader Mackenzie Gore was the winning pitcher and sophomore second baseman Hunter Catrette drove a two-run double to key the fifth inning comeback.
Whiteville, now with a 24-5 record, had defeated the Rosewood team by a 14-5 score on Wednesday in the opening game of the series at Rosewood.
Coach Brett Harwood’s Wolfpack will go against East Surry (30-0) in the best of three state 1A championship on Friday and Saturday. Times and sites will be announced on Sunday or Monday.
The Wolfpack softball team will also by vying for a state championship this weekend after sweeping Princeton in its best-of-three 1A regional series