Mint Hill forces a game five against Caldwell County

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Mint Hill's Brantley Smith picks off Caldwell County's Josh Murphy at first base after a throw from pitcher Brandon McWhirter. Photos by Tim Long (The Mint Hill Times)

Mint Hill is still alive. After falling behind 0-2 in a best-of-five Area IV playoff series against Caldwell County, Mint Hill has won the last two to push the series to a decisive game five tonight at Caldwell County.

Mint Hill got a little help from mother nature in Thursday’s win at Butler High School. After leading 7-3 in the fifth inning, a thunderstorm forced the game to be called after more than an hour delay.

Brandon McWhirter struck out five in getting the win for Mint Hill.

More photos after the break.

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