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ALL-COUNTY: Pitcher Hunter Christopher

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J.H Rose senior Hunter Christopher threw for a 0.72 ERA in his final season with the Rampants, earning him Pitcher of the Year.

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By Jake Keator
The Daily Reflector

Sunday, June 17, 2018

J.H. Rose senior Hunter Christopher knows how to retire batters.

Christopher had an ERA of just 0.72 in his final season with the Rampants, helping to earn him the 3-A/4-A Eastern Carolina Conference player of the year honor and The Daily Reflector’s All-County pitcher of the year accolade.

The 6-foot-2, 190-pound right-hander is now off to provide his services to N.C State. While his surroundings in Raleigh will be new, he plans to approach the game the same as always.

“There’s always that sense of excitement (before a new season),” Christopher said. “As a team you are thinking about what you can accomplish. Last year we really believed we had a state championship team.”

Rose finished 18-7 this year, including a 9-3 record in conference play. The Rampants went on an eight-game winning streak to begin their campaign.

Christopher recalled what it was like being with the team in a season where winning streaks were abundant.

“Those winning streaks were the best part of the season,” he said. “Guys wanted to go out and be at practice. The spirits were really high and everyone was having a good time. Those losing streaks were humbling though. I think of them as a good thing because it gave everyone that feeling.”

The Rampants’ hard worked paid off with a first-round 3-A playoff win against Eastern Alamance. 

“(Playoff baseball is) all about your mindset going in,” Christopher said. “I knew this would be it if I lost, but at the same time I would be telling my teammates, ‘Let’s not have this be our last time.’”

The Rampants defeated Eastern Alamance 8-0, but their season, and Christopher’s high-school career, came to an end with a 6-4 loss to Union Pines in the second round.

“I just went up to my parents and hugged them and we cried. It was a really bittersweet moment,” Christopher said.

Contact Jake Keator at 252-329-9594 or jkeator@reflector.com and follow @JakeKeatorDR on twitter

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