Redmon, solid team hitting lift Post 292 over North Wake, 8-1

Chatham County avenges the season opening loss with 12 hits.


WAKE FOREST — Dakota Redmon recorded two hits, one RBI and threw nine strikeouts to lead Chatham County Post 292 over North Wake on June 26, 8-1.

Redmon’s double in the top of the first inning brought in Post 292’s first run of the evening. She also hit a single in the third inning, and a sacrifice by Marcy Clark two at-bats later brought Redmon around to give Chatham County a 5-0 lead.

From the mound, Dakota Redmon allowed just three hits and one run in five innings.

Redmon came up big in the bottom of the first inning after walking three batters into loaded bases. With two outs and a 3-0 lead to protect, Redmon followed her final walk of the inning with a strikeout, throwing just four pitches to null North Wake’s momentum.

Three other Post 292 batters also recorded two hits in the win.

Georgia Preddy’s first inning single brought in her first of two RBIs, and a sac fly in the third inning sent Emma Burke home to give Post 292 a 4-0 advantage. Preddy went 2-2 from the plate.

Lindsay Redmon also went 2-2 from the plate, knocking in one of Chatham County’s seven total RBIs. She hit two doubles, including one in the fourth inning that allowed Lilli Hicks to score and push Chatham County's lead to 6-0.

Burke also had a solid showing as a batter, going 2-3 from the plate.

Chatham County finished the game with 12 total hits and seven RBIs.

“It’s just being confident in themselves,” Chatham County head coach Todd Brown said about his team’s hitting performance. “Today was the first time they’ve actually faced (North Wake pitcher Lydia Bollinger), and they’ve just played enough ball where they know what to see. I think they’re doing a really good job.”

Logan Gunter’s only hit of the game helped Chatham County reach eight runs in the fourth inning. Her single to right field sent Redmon home and an error allowed Gunter to reach second base. In the next at-bat, Gunter stole third base and made it home after a pitch from Bollinger passed by the catcher.

Bollinger pitched all seven innings for North Wake, walking four batters and throwing five strikeouts.

Sydney Russell pitched the final two innings for Post 292, and with the help of a solid defensive performance behind her, she gave up just one hit.

With the win, Post 292 avenged the season-opening loss to North Wake and moved to 8-2 on the season. Following Wednesday’s game against Wayne County Post 11 19U, Chatham County will only have three games remaining until the postseason tournament begins on July 29.

Even though it has played with a fluid roster throughout the season, Brown feels like his team is starting to come together before the tournament.

“(It was) more of team ball tonight,” Brown said.