Pete Hardee’s pursuit of his next 100 baseball wins begins Tuesday night whenAlexander Central High faces West Caldwell on the road.

The Northwestern 3A-4A game is scheduled to start at 6 p.m.

The Cougars (4-1, 2-1) collected Hardee’s 400th career victory on Saturday with a 2-1 win in Taylorsville over Western Harnett, coached by Pete Hardee’s son, Dalton.

Western Harnett outhit Alexander Central 5-3 but the Cougars scratched out a win by scoring two runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to answer a run by Western Harnett in the top of the inning.

The Cougars’ three hits came from Josh Lafone, Byron Younts, Jacob Bebber, and Younts had their only RBI.

Collin Welch had two hits and drove in a run for Western Harnett.

Zach Hammer pitched six innings, giving up five hits and a run (earned) to get a win for Alexander Central. He walked three and struck out four, with Nate Moretz collecting his first save of the season after pitching a scoreless seventh inning.

Bradley Wilson threw a complete game for Western Harnett (3-4). He gave up two runs (both earned), walked one and struck out nine.

Dalton Hardee is in his third year at Western Harnett after playing four seasons of college baseball at Mars Hill.

Pete Hardee, a former minor league player, is in his third season at Alexander Central and more than 250 of his wins came while he was head coach at Watauga.