By: Trey Daly
Although it was a cold windy night, baseball was still played at Randleman High School. The Tigers would host 2017 3A State Champions Northern Guilford Nighthawks. Coach Kimrey and Coach Smith both decided this game needed to be played due to conference matchups starting next week.
The Randleman Tigers would notch two runs in the bottom of the first inning and this is all it would take as Randleman held on to win 2-1.
Randleman’s sophomore right handed pitcher/infielder Matt Kemp (Uncommitted) would start on the mound for the Tigers. Kemp did not disappoint, giving the Tigers four innings of work and would earn the victory. Kemp sat 83-86 with his fastball and 70-72 with his breaking ball. The sophomore showed easy and loose arm action. After Kemp’s departure, Coach Smith called on another sophomore Dominick Poole (Uncommitted). Poole would earn the save for the Tigers. Poole is an athlete! Poole also played centerfield for the Tigers on the night.
A couple of Nighthawks from Northern Guilford that caught my eye on the night were Junior Matthew Cotter and Freshman Josh Deslauriers. Cotter (Uncommitted) show good actions and soft hands in the middle of the diamond. Deslauriers (Uncommitted) would knock in the only run of the game. Deslauriers is an athletic outfielder with good speed.
Another exciting night was of North Carolina High School baseball was in the books. Stay tuned for more from Impact Baseball.