Saturday, June 6, 2009

Ardrey Kell wins N.C. 4A baseball championship

Pitcher Ryan Butler threw a four-hit shutout Saturday, overcoming a few shaky moments, as Ardrey Kell stopped Raleigh Sanderson 1-0 to win the N.C. 4A state championship.

It was the first team sports title in the Knights' three-year school history.

The Knights scored the winning run in the first inning. Second baseman Alex Bartholomeo doubled and moved to third on a sacrifice. Ryan Stetson knocked him in on a sac fly to center.

Butler then made it stand up, needing two double plays and some timing fielding to make it stand up.