Cooper Wray went two for three and drove in three runs to lead Bunker Hill to a 4-3 win over Midway and even the series Saturday afternoon in the second game of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 2-A baseball championship series at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
The third and final game of the series is scheduled for Saturday night at 8 p.m.
The game was tied 1-1 in the sixth, after a double by Wray had scored a run for the Bears in the fourth to even the score. A two-run single by Wray gave Bunker Hill the lead for good.
Clay Ervin was the winning pitcher, striking out five and walking four while yielding five hits. Taylor Calcutt got the loss.
Matt Barefoot had two hits for Midway while Luke Clark drove in two runs for the Raiders with a double in the home half of the sixth.
In the opening game on Friday night, Austin Hardison had three hits in four at bats and Dylan Hardison went the distance on the mound as Midway rolled past Bunker Hill 10-3.
Midway, in the championships for the second consecutive year, slipped to 26-5. The Bears are now 27-6.
This is the 98th year for baseball championships in the NCHSAA. The Raleigh Sports Consortium and Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau serve as host city sponsors for the championship.