5-9-22 roundup: Pro baseball, basketball, soccer and hockey, High school golf, College baseball, Middle school baseball and girls soccer

By Richard Walker

A former local standout played a key role in helping Catawba Valley Community College win the National Junior College Athletic Association Region 10 Division II baseball tournament last weekend – and another local product is also on the Red Hawks’ roster.

Catawba Valley Community College celebrates their 2022 Region 10 Division II championship.

Zack Summerville, a 2019 North Gaston High graduate, had a walkoff hit in the team’s 4-0 run to its first tournament title since 2015.

And Summerville (.351 average, 8 home runs and 45 RBIs) and 2019 South Point High graduate Preston Conner (.216 average, 1 home run, 16 RBIs) will look to help CVCC (36-24) advance to the NJCAA Division II World Series this weekend when the Red Hawks host a best-of-three series against Region 8 champion Florida State Jacksonville for the South Atlantic District title. The games are set for Friday at 4 p.m. and Saturday at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. (if necessary) at Henkel-Alley Field at the Hickory Legion Fairgrounds.

“We came down to Morehead City to take it one game at a time and good Lord willing things worked out,” CVCC baseball coach Marshall McDonald said in a school news release. “These guys battled their tails off — coming from behind in three of their four games. They’ve had so much adversity this year, and it was awesome to see them dog pile. We are looking forward to next weekend and trying to get back to Enid.”

After edging Bryant & Stratton 4-3 on a walkoff hit in Thursday’s opening round, Summerville’s two-run walkoff single gave CVCC a 9-8 second round win over 13th-ranked Pitt Community College.

McDonald said the walk-off hits were key moments during the championship run.

“There was just a feeling of being one game closer,” McDonald said. “We told them all year we are playing for ‘four games in May.’ It was good to see them play it out.”

After beating defending Region 10 champion Patrick & Henry Community College 9-8 in Saturday’s winner’s bracket final, CVCC beat Cleveland Community College 6-2 in the championship game on Sunday night.




College baseball

After throwing nine no-hit innings last week for East Carolina, former Crest High standout C.J. Mayhue was honored twice on Monday.

Mayhue’s first career collegiate start on Friday night against Memphis was named American Athletic Conference pitcher of the week and was named one of Collegiate Baseball’s national players of the week.

A 2019 Crest High graduate, Mayhue retired the first 12 batters he faced (five by strikeouts) before yielding a leadoff walk, the retiring the next 15 batters he faced and finishing with career-highs for innings pitched (nine) and pitches thrown (101) before being relieved in a scoreless game in the 10th inning.

East Carolina (30-18, 14-4) would eventually win the game 4-1 in 13 innings – with one of the runs driven in by 2018 Lincolnton High graduate Lane Hoover – to start a three-game AAC sweep.






Middle school baseball

The 2022 Gaston County Conference playoff schedule:

(Monday’s games)
Belmont 10, Mount Holly 0: Reid Wilson (7 strikeouts), Zeke Pruitt (3-4, home run), Carter Rowe (2-3) led Belmont.
Stanley 4, Chavis 0
(Wednesday’s game)
Championship – Stanley at Belmont, 4:15 p.m.





Middle school girls soccer

The 2022 Gaston County Conference playoff schedule:

(Monday’s games)
Belmont 6, W.C. Friday 0: Mackenzie Crill (4 goals), Tayler Culbertson (1 goal) and Alice Bass (1 goal) led Belmont.
Cramerton 2, Mount Holly 2 (Cramerton 5-3 penalty kicks): Mallory Hall (2 goals) led Mount Holly.

(Thursday’s game)
Championship – Cramerton at Belmont






High school golf

The second round in all four classifications will be played on Tuesday:

1A championship (at Longleaf Golf & Family Club, Southern Pines): South Stanly holds a three-stroke advantage after the first round of play, narrowly holding off Christ the King and Mitchell which each shot a combined 52 over part to sit in a tie for second in the team standings.
All four scoring players for South Stanly fired in the 80’s in the tournament’s opening round. Reid Smith, tied for ninth overall, led the way for the Bulls carding an 82 (+10) that included an 1-over 37 on the front nine including two birdies. Teammate Luke Dennis was right on his heels with an 11-over, 83 while teammates Dustin Hurley and Luke Webb posted matching 86’s. All four scoring members of the Bulls team are in the top 17 and ties after 18 holes.
Christ the King’s Colin Ferrick leads the tournament by one shot over Mitchell’s Connor Warren.

2A championship (at Foxfire Resort, Foxfire Village): The quartets from East Surry and Midway went shot-for-shot in round one, both posting 40-over-par combined scores to sit atop the overnight leaderboard.
Beddingfield’s Drew O’Neal is in the lead after the first day, thanks to a 1-under 35 on the back nine. He finished the round at 2-over, 74.
Bradley Davis, Jr. led the way for the East Surry Cardinals, throwing up a 3-over, 75, as he sits in second place in the individual standings. Davis started rolling on the front nine with an eagle on the Par 5 4th Hole. He added three other birdies, all on the back nine, to counter a pair of double bogeys and finish the round in second. There are 15 players within five shots of the individual lead after the first round.

3A championship (at Pinehurst No. 6, Pinehurst): Nick Norman from Forestview has the overnight lead but has five players just one or two shots back of his 1-over 73 after the Opening Round in the 3A Championship. Norman managed pars on 17 of the 18 holes in his round, only blemished by a bogey on the par 4 8th Hole. Davis DeLille from High Point Central and Ryan Masterton from Central Cabarrus are just one shot off the pace, each posting 2-over, 74.
J.H. Rose leads the team competition by six shots over Terry Sanford. The Rampants foursome was led by Luke Mosely who posted a 4-over, 76.

4A championship (at Pinehurst No. 8, Pinehurst): Charlotte Catholic’s Will Hartman and Marvin Ridge’s Jack Weiler are deadlocked at even-par, 72, following the back and forth opening round, that saw the two trade the lead throughout the day.
Hartman’s path to 72 was much more winding than Weiler’s, as Hartman started off with a birdie on the par 5 2nd before back-to-back bogeys on the 3rd and 4th Holes.
Charlotte Catholic leads the way in the team competition as the Cougars sit at 18-over par and 11 shots to the good in front of Green Hope and Pinecrest which are tied at 29-over par.













College baseball

ACC standings through May 8:

Louisville 15-8-1
Notre Dame 13-8
Florida State 13-11
N.C. State 12-11
Wake Forest 11-12-1
Clemson 9-14
Boston College 5-22

Miami 17-7
Virginia Tech 14-8
Virginia 14-10
Pitt 12-11
Georgia Tech 12-15
North Carolina 10-14
Duke 9-15

This weekend’s 3-game series:
Clemson at Virginia
Louisville at Virginia Tech
Miami at Florida State
N.C. State at Duke
Pitt at Notre Dame
Wake Forest at North Carolina
Off – Boston College, Georgia Tech






Pro basketball

Here’s the schedule for the NBA playoffs:

(Eastern Conference)
1-Miami vs. 8-Atlanta (Miami wins series 4-1)

4-Philadelphia vs. 5-Toronto (Philadelphia wins series 4-2)

2-Boston vs. 7-Brooklyn (Boston wins series 4-0)

3-Milwaukee vs. 6-Chicago (Milwaukee wins series 4-1)

1-Miami vs. 4-Philadelphia
Game 1 at Miami: May 2 (Miami 106-92)
Game 2 at Miami: May 4 (Miami 119-103)
Game 3 at Philadelphia: May 6 (Philadelphia 99-79)
Game 4 at Philadelphia: May 8 (Philadelphia 116-108)
Game 5 at Miami: May 10
Game 6 at Philadelphia: May 12
Game 7 at Miami (if necessary): May 15

2-Boston vs. 3-Milwaukee
Game 1 at Boston: May 1 (Milwaukee 101-89)
Game 2 at Boston: May 3 (Boston 109-86)
Game 3 at Milwaukee: May 7 (Milwaukee 103-101)
Game 4 at Milwaukee: May 9 (Boston 116-108)
Game 5 at Boston: May 11
Game 6 at Milwaukee: May 13
Game 7 (if necessary) at Boston: May 15

(Western Conference)
1-Phoenix vs. 8-New Orleans (Phoenix wins series 4-2)

4-Dallas vs. 5-Utah (Dallas wins series 4-2)

2-Memphis vs. 7-Minnesota (Memphis wins series 4-2)

3-Golden State vs. 6-Denver (Golden State wins series 4-1)

1-Phoenix vs. 4-Dallas
Game 1 at Phoenix: May 2 (Phoenix 121-114)
Game 2 at Phoenix: May 4 (Phoenix 126-114)
Game 3 at Dallas: May 6 (Dallas 103-94)
Game 4 at Dallas: May 8 (Dallas 111-101)
Game 5 at Phoenix: May 10
Game 6 at Dallas: May 12
Game 7 at Phoenix (if necessary): May 15

2-Memphis vs. 3-Golden State
Game 1 at Memphis: May 1 (Golden State 117-116)
Game 2 at Memphis: May 3 (Memphis 106-101)
Game 3 at Golden State: May 7 (Golden State 123-107)
Game 4 at Golden State: May 9 (Golden State 101-98)
Game 5 at Memphis: May 11
Game 6 at Golden State (if necessary): May 13
Game 7 at Memphis (if necessary): May 16





Pro hockey

The Carolina Hurricanes’ first round playoff schedule in their series against the Boston Bruins:

Game 1 at Carolina: May 2 (Carolina 5-1)
Game 2 at Carolina: May 4 (Carolina 5-2)
Game 3 at Boston: May 6 (Boston 4-2)
Game 4 at Boston: May 8 (Boston 5-2)
Game 5 at Carolina: May 10
Game 6 at Boston: May 12
Game 7 at Carolina (if necessary): May 14




Pro soccer

After five home dates, Charlotte FC is averaging 39,701 in home attendance.

The team’s debut on March 5 of 74,479 (a MLS record) is the most and 29,318 in the team’s second home game on March 19 is the lowest attendance.

Here’s the full Charlotte FC schedule for the 2022 season (with results):

(4-6-1 record)
Feb. 26 at D.C. (L 0-3)
March 5, L.A. (L 0-1)
March 13, at Atlanta (L 1-2)
March 19, New England (W 3-1)
March 26, Cincinnati (W 2-0)
April 2, at Philadelphia (L 0-2)
April 10, Atlanta (W 1-0)
April 16, at New England (L 1-2)
April 23, at Colorado (T 0-0)
April 30, at Orlando (L 1-2)
May 7, Miami (W 1-0)
May 14, Montreal, 7 p.m.
May 22, Vancouver, 5 p.m.
May 29, at Seattle, 9:30 p.m.
June 11, New York, 3 p.m.
June 18, at Columbus, 7:30 p.m.
June 25, at Montreal, 7:30 p.m.
June 30, Austin, 7 p.m.
July 3, at Houston, 8:30 p.m.
July 9, Nashville, 7 p.m.
July 16, at Miami, 8 p.m.
July 23, at Toronto, 7:30 p.m.
July 30, Columbus, 7 p.m.
August 3, D.C., 7 p.m.
August 6, Chicago, 7 p.m.
August 13, at LAFC, 10:30 p.m.
August 17, at New York City, TBD
August 21, Orlando, 7 p.m.
August 27, Toronto, 7 p.m.
September 3, at Cincinnati, 7:30 p.m.
September 10, New York City, 7 p.m.
September 17, at Chicago, 8 p.m.
October 1, Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
October 9, at New York, TBD







Pro baseball

The full Gastonia Honey Hunters’ 2022 schedule (Games times 6:15 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 4:15 on Sunday):

April (8-1)
21 Lancaster, Pa. (L 2-5)
22 Lancaster, Pa. (W 4-3)
23 Lancaster, Pa. (W 8-1)
24 Lancaster, Pa. (W 13-4)
26 Wild Health, Ky. (W 12-1)
27 Wild Health, Ky. (W 17-4)
28 Wild Health, Ky. (W 6-4)
29 Staten Island (W 5-4)
30 Staten Island (W 6-5)

May (3-1)
1 Staten Island (W 10-5)
3 at York, Pa. (W 3-1)
4 at York, Pa. (L 4-5 in 10)
5 at York, Pa. (W 12-7)
6 at Staten Island (ppd.)
7 at Staten Island (ppd.)
8 at Staten Island (W 4-1)
8 at Staten Island (W 7-2)
10 at So. Maryland
11 at So. Maryland
12 at So. Maryland
13 at Staten Island
14 at Staten Island
14 at Staten Island
15 at Staten Island
17 So. Maryland
18 So. Maryland
19 So. Maryland
20 Charleston, W.Va.
21 Charleston, W.Va.
22 Charleston, W.Va.
24 at Lancaster, Pa.
25 at Lancaster, Pa.
26 at Lancaster, Pa.
27 at Long Island
28 at Long Island
29 at Long Island
30 at Long Island
31 Long Island

1 Long Island
2 Long Island
3 at High Point
4 at High Point
5 at High Point
7 at Charleston, W.Va.
8 at Charleston, W.Va.
9 at Charleston, W.Va.
10 High Point
11 High Point
12 High Point
14 Charleston, W.Va.
15 Charleston, W.Va.
16 Charleston, W.Va.
17 at Lexington, Ky.
18 at Lexington, Ky.
19 at Lexington, Ky.
21 Charleston, W.Va.
22 Charleston, W.Va.
23 Charleston, W.Va.
24 at So. Maryland
25 at So. Maryland
26 at So. Maryland
28 Wild Health, Ky.
29 Wild Health, Ky.
30 Wild Health, Ky.

1 at Lexington, Ky.
2 at Lexington, Ky.
3 at Lexington, Ky.
4 High Point
5 High Point
6 at High Point
7 at High Point
8 High Point
9 High Point
10 High Point
12 at Wild Health, Ky.
13 at Wild Health, Ky.
14 at Wild Health, Ky.
15 Lexington, Ky.
16 Lexington, Ky.
17 Lexington, Ky.
19 at York, Pa.
20 at York, Pa.
21 at York, Pa.
22 at High Point
23 at High Point
24 at High Point
26 Lexington, Ky.
27 Lexington, Ky.
28 Lexington, Ky.
29 York, Pa.
30 York, Pa.
31 York, Pa.

2 at Lexington, Ky.
3 at Lexington, Ky.
4 at Lexington, Ky.
5 High Point
6 High Point
7 High Point
9 Staten Island
10 Staten Island
11 Staten Island
12 at High Point
13 at High Point
14 at High Point
16 So. Maryland
17 So. Maryland
18 So. Maryland
19 High Point
20 High Point
21 High Point
23 at Charleston, W.Va.
24 at Charleston, W.Va.
25 at Charleston, W.Va.
26 at High Point
27 at High Point
28 at High Point
30 High Point
31 High Point

1 High Point
2 Wild Health, Ky.
3 Wild Health, Ky.
4 Wild Health, Ky.
6 at Wild Health, Ky.
7 at Wild Health, Ky.
8 at Wild Health, Ky.
9 Lexington, Ky.
10 Lexington, Ky.
11 Lexington, Ky.
13 at High Point
14 at High Point
15 at High Point
16 at Charleston, W.Va.
17 at Charleston, W.Va.
18 at Charleston, W.Va.