Harlem High School baseball coach Jimmie Lewis wanted his team to enjoy last week's milestone win over Greenbrier, but he also wanted to downplay its importance.
The Bulldogs' 5-3 win over the Wolfpack on Feb. 26 was their first win in the series.
"We can't think one ball game can make a season," Lewis said. "These games are preparation for region."
The Wolfpack have never been the Bulldogs' region foe, but the county rivals have experienced their share of battles. None had gone Harlem's way until last week.
Harlem junior Jay Aplin drove in two runs with an RBI base hit in the first and another run scored when his squeeze bunt attempt was caught by the Wolfpack's pitcher and thrown away in an attempt to nab the runner at third.
The Wolfpack pushed across two in the fifth to tie it, but Harlem pitcher Derek Beasley controlled the damage and senior Patrick Gamblin earned the save by pitching scoreless sixth and seventh innings.
"It shows when we play to our capability, we're not a bad baseball team," Lewis said.
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