Aycock Sweeps Series For 3A State Title

­Junior Jay Rose had two hits and drove in three runs to lead Pikeville Charles B. Aycock to a convincing 10-2 decision over Southeast Guilford and a sweep of the North Carolina High School Athletic
Association 3-A baseball championship series on Saturday at Doak Field on the N.C. State campus.

The Golden Falcons had won the opening game Friday night 9-3 and clinched the best of three series in two straight games.

Rose, who had four RBI in the opener, including a three-run homer, was named the Most Valuable Player of the series. His two-run double in the second helped break game two open.

Aycock took command early, with four runs in the first and four in the second, and never looked back.

Garrett Davis and Joseph Toler also had big games for the winners, each collecting three hits in four trips, doubling twice and driving home two runs apiece. Davis also came in to pitch the last two innings after Brandon Price, the winning pitcher, worked the first five. Price allowed only one earned run and struck out six.

Davis, a North Carolina signee, entered the finals batting .460 and was six for eight at the plate in the two games.

Cam Cockman was charged with the loss. It was Aycock¹s second NCHSAA state baseball championship all-time and first since 1974. The Golden Falcons finished the campaign with a 31-4 slate under coach Charles Davis.

Southeast Guilford, which had won 14 of 15 games entering the championship, wound up 23-7 overall.