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Posted Saturday, June 3, 2006
Raleigh, NC - Madison Bumgarner blasted two long home runs and also pitched a shutout to power South Caldwell to a 12-0 thrashing of Scotland on Saturday afternoon in the opening game of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 4-A baseball championship series at N.C. State University's Doak Field.
Bumgarner pitched five scoreless innings to run his record to 12-1 and lower his 0.80 ERA. One of the homers was hit well over 400 feet and sailed over the scoreboard, upping his season total to 14.
The Spartans' number-nine hitter, shortstop Josh Sheehan, hit a grand slam and had five RBI in the South Caldwell offensive explosion.
Scotland, in its first trip to the finals since 1994, dropped to 27-4 overall while South Caldwell now has 30 wins in 34 starts.
NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION GAME ONE, STATE 4-A BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES Doak Field, North Carolina State University
Scotland 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0 4 0
South Caldwell 0 3 7 2 x -- 12 10 2
Game stopped due to 10-run rule.
WP - Madison Bumgarner (12-1). LP - Chris Patterson. Home runs: So Bumgarner 2, Sheehan.
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