HUNTERSVILLE – The Lake Norman Copperheads crushed the Pineville Pioneers 12-4 in the Southern Collegiate Baseball League semifinals Wednesday.
Lake Norman (24-13) will host Game 1 in the best-of-3 championship series at 7 p.m. Thursday at Hopewell High, against the Carolina/Ballantyne semifinal winner.
The Copperheads jumped to a 4-0 lead in the first inning and weren't challenged. They banged out 14 hits and drew nine walks. All 10 Copperheads in the lineup hit safely.
Mikal Hill was 3-for-5 with three RBIs, Ian Edmiston drove in three runs, Brandon Rawe and Justin Manning were 2-4 each and Richard Carter scored three runs.
- Cliff Mehrtens