New Hanover High School beat East Chapel Hill 3-1 Friday in the state baseball playoffs to earn a spot in the 3A East finals.
Junior Blake Walston struck out 10 batters in 6 2/3 innings and Mitch Baddour recorded the final out to pick up the save.
Walston, Max Hildreth, Jac Croom all drove in runs for the Wildcats (24-0).
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