Bonds, JH Rose beat rival DH Conley, advance to state championship – WITN

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) – Junior LHP Tyler Bonds tossed a one-hitter and struck out seven to lead J.H. Rose to a 5-0 victory over rival D.H. Conley in the NCHSAA 3A East Regional Final Wednesday night at Hollywood Crossroads.

“Man, he changed speeds well,” said D.H. Conley head coach Jason Mills when asked about Bonds’ performance. “He attacked us in the zone, and we took a lot of defensive swings and tip your hat to him. He did a great job on the mound tonight.”

Bonds carried a no-hitter into the fifth inning.

“Really impressed,” said J.H. Rose head coach Ronald Vincent. “Our guys have played so well. Defense. We got ten hits against two of the best pitchers in North Carolina. Two great pitchers, and we managed to get ten hits. Can’t say enough about Tyler Bonds tonight. Two straight shutouts he’s pitched in the playoffs.”

“I was spotting it up really well,” added Bonds. “I had command of all of my pitches. I mean uh uh they couldn’t hit.”

With the win, the Rampants advance to the NCHSAA 3A Championship series where they will face Cox Mill beginning on Friday.

D.H. Conley finishes it’s great season with a 15-2 record. Both losses coming on its home field to rival J.H. Rose.

No. 13 J.H. Rose improves to 14-4, while No. 9 Cox Mill improves to 15-3.

The Chargers defeated No. 11 Sun Valley, 6-4, Wednesday night to advance to the 3A state championship best-of-three series against No. 13 J.H. Rose.

Locations and times will be released by the NCHSAA soon.

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