HUNTERSVILLE - Ryder Ryan pitched a two-hit shutout and struck out 14 in North Mecklenburg's 1-0 victory against Mooresville in the first round of the I-MECK 4A conference baseball tournament Wednesday at North Meck.

Ryan didn't walk a batter. North Meck (12-10), the third seed, advanced to Friday's semifinal against Thursday's Hopewell/Vance winner.
North Mecklenburg scored in the third inning when Stephen Langford singled, stole second and scored on River Ryan's double.
Mooresville, the No. 6 seed, fell to 10-13. 
- Cliff Mehrtens