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FINAL American Legion baseball statistics for Cleveland, Gaston and Lincoln counties

American Legion 2021 statistical leaders Note: Statistics provided by area coaches and/or statisticians. Batting average (minimum: 30 at-bats) Cole Irby, Cherryville (26-54) .481 Samuel Duncan, Cherryville (16-36) .444 Will Heavner, Cherryville (28-67) .418 Zach Wilson, Cherryville (41-101) .416 Caleb Burr, G-Braves (25-65) .385 Ryan Emery, Cleveland (21-55) .382 Luke Reynolds, Cleveland (18-51) .353 Joseph Webb, […]

N.C. Area IV Legion baseball update (thru July 12)

  American Legion 2021 Area IV standings (thru July 12) Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Mint Hill Post 555 8-2 8-2/6-1 Lincoln County Post 455 4-2 4-2/0-3 Gaston Post 144-266 6-6 6-6/4-4 Queen City 5-4 5-4/6-0 Pineville Post 337 4-5 4-5/1-3 Union County Post 535 1-3 1-3/DNP Gastonia Post 23 2-8 2-8/1-3 Western Division Division Overall/Playoffs […]

7-11-21 roundup: Legion baseball, Little League baseball, Pro golf and baseball

By Richard Walker Cherryville American Legion Post 100 wrapped up another N.C. Area IV semifinal appearance Sunday night after defeating the Lincoln County Cardinals 12-2 in six innings at Fraley Field to complete a 3-0 sweep of their best-of-five quarterfinal series. Noah Ingle’s bases-loaded walkoff single in the bottom of the sixth inning wrapped up […]

N.C. Area IV Legion baseball update (thru July 11)

  American Legion 2021 Area IV standings (thru July 11) Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Mint Hill Post 555 8-2 8-2/5-1 Lincoln County Post 455 4-2 4-2/0-3 Gaston Post 144-266 6-6 6-6/4-3 Queen City 5-4 5-4/6-0 Pineville Post 337 4-5 4-5/1-3 Union County Post 535 1-3 1-3/DNP Gastonia Post 23 2-8 2-8/1-3 Western Division Division Overall/Playoffs […]

7-10-21 roundup: Legion baseball, Little League baseball, Pro basketball and baseball

By Richard Walker Cherryville American Legion Post 100 moved within one victory of the North Carolina Area IV semifinals after shutting out Lincoln County 3-0 on Saturday night at The Corral at East Lincoln High School. Zane Brockman pitched a three-hitter with eight strikeouts and helped himself at the plate with two hits as Cherryville […]

N.C. Area IV Legion baseball update (thru July 10)

  American Legion 2021 Area IV standings (thru July 10) Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Mint Hill Post 555 8-2 8-2/4-1 Lincoln County Post 455 4-2 4-2/0-2 Gaston Post 144-266 6-6 6-6/4-2 Queen City 5-4 5-4/5-0 Pineville Post 337 4-5 4-5/1-3 Union County Post 535 1-3 1-3/DNP Gastonia Post 23 2-8 2-8/1-3 Western Division Division Overall/Playoffs […]

7-9-21 roundup: Legion baseball, Pro baseball, Local Hall of Fame

By Richard Walker Cherryville had to wait a week to play its first American Legion baseball playoff game but Post 100 shook off the rust quickly in a 6-2 win Friday night over visiting Lincoln County in the opener of a best-of-five N.C. Area IV quarterfinal series. Cherryville (12-5) visits Lincoln County (4-3) at East […]

N.C. Area IV Legion baseball update (thru July 9)

  American Legion 2021 Area IV standings (thru July 9) Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Mint Hill Post 555 8-2 8-2/3-0 Lincoln County Post 455 4-2 4-2/0-1 Gaston Post 144-266 6-6 6-6/3-2 Queen City 5-4 5-4/4-0 Pineville Post 337 4-5 4-5/1-3 Union County Post 535 1-3 1-3/DNP Gastonia Post 23 2-8 2-8/1-3 Western Division Division Overall/Playoffs […]

7-8-21 roundup: College baskeball and cross country, Legion baseball, Pro baseball

By Richard Walker A major college basketball tournament will be held at Charlotte’s Spectrum Center with ties to the current ownership tenant of the building and his alma mater. The Charlotte Sports Foundation announced on Thursday a three-year agreement with Florida, Michigan, North Carolina and Oklahoma to plau men’s and women’s basketball tournaments called the […]

N.C. Area IV Legion baseball update (thru July 8)

  American Legion 2021 Area IV standings (thru July 8) Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Mint Hill Post 555 8-2 8-2/3-0 Lincoln County Post 455 4-2 4-2/0-0 Gaston Post 144-266 6-6 6-6/3-1 Queen City 5-4 5-4/3-0 Pineville Post 337 4-5 4-5/1-3 Union County Post 535 1-3 1-3/DNP Gastonia Post 23 2-8 2-8/1-3 Western Division Division Overall/Playoffs […]

N.C. Area IV Legion baseball update (thru July 7)

  American Legion 2021 Area IV standings (thru July 7) Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Mint Hill Post 555 8-2 8-2/3-0 Lincoln County Post 455 4-2 4-2/0-0 Gaston Post 144-266 6-6 6-6/3-1 Queen City 5-4 5-4/3-0 Pineville Post 337 4-5 4-5/1-2 Union County Post 535 1-3 1-3/DNP Gastonia Post 23 2-8 2-8/1-3 Western Division Division Overall/Playoffs […]

7-7-21 roundup: Legion baseball, High school track, Pro baseball and basketball

By Richard Walker A Wednesday rainstorm turned the Gaston Braves N.C. Area IV American Legion baseball playoff game into a Thursday morning series-clincher at M.S. Deal Stadium in Granite Falls. In a game that didn’t finish until 12:15 a.m. on Thursday, the Braves won 9-8 to take their best-of-five series three games to one over […]

7-6-21 roundup: Legion baseball, Pro baseball, basketball and soccer

By Richard Walker The Charlotte FC Major League Soccer expansion team now has its first coach, according to The Athletic and Associated Press. The franchise, which begins play in 2022, will hire 36-year-old Miguel Angel Ramirez. Ramirez will join Charlotte FC after coaching the Brazilian club Porto Alegre International to an 11-7-4 record to start […]

N.C. Area IV Legion baseball update (thru July 6)

  American Legion 2021 Area IV standings (thru July 6) Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Mint Hill Post 555 8-2 8-2/3-0 Lincoln County Post 455 4-2 4-2/0-0 Gaston Post 144-266 6-6 6-6/2-1 Queen City 5-4 5-4/3-0 Pineville Post 337 4-5 4-5/1-2 Union County Post 535 1-3 1-3/DNP Gastonia Post 23 2-8 2-8/1-2 Western Division Division Overall/Playoffs […]

7-5-21 roundup: Legion baseball, Pro baseball

By Richard Walker The Gaston Braves moved within one victory of a North Carolina Area IV first round playoff victory over Caldwell County on Monday night with a 7-6 win at M.S. Deal Stadium in Granite Falls. The Braves (8-6) can advance into a quarterfinal series with one more win in the best-of-five series. The […]

N.C. Area IV Legion baseball update (thru July 5)

  American Legion 2021 Area IV standings (thru July 5) Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Mint Hill Post 555 8-2 8-2/2-0 Lincoln County Post 455 4-2 4-2/0-0 Gaston Post 144-266 6-6 6-6/2-0 Queen City 5-4 5-4/2-0 Pineville Post 337 4-5 4-5/1-1 Union County Post 535 1-3 1-3/DNP Gastonia Post 23 2-8 2-8/1-1 Western Division Division Overall/Playoffs […]

7-4-21 roundup: High school baseball, Legion baseball, Pro baseball

By Richard Walker N.C. High School Athletic Association Region 6 came away as the baseball champion of the 2021 State Games on Saturday. The team, whose head caoch was Burns’ Alex Leonhardt with assistant coaches John Markley of West Lincoln, Windell Robertson of Cox Mill and Terry Tucker of South Stanly, had a 20-player roster […]

N.C. Area IV Legion baseball update (thru July 4)

  American Legion 2021 Area IV standings (thru July 4) Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Mint Hill Post 555 8-2 8-2/1-0 Lincoln County Post 455 4-2 4-2/0-0 Gaston Post 144-266 6-6 6-6/1-0 Queen City 5-4 5-4/0-0 Pineville Post 337 4-5 4-5/0-1 Union County Post 535 1-3 1-3/DNP Gastonia Post 23 2-8 2-8/1-0 Western Division Division Overall/Playoffs […]

2021 N.C. Area IV playoffs begin: Cleveland County, Cherryville Mint HIll are top-seeded teams

By Richard Walker Cleveland County, Cherryville and Mint Hill are the top-seeded teams as the North Carolina Area IV playoffs begin on Sunday. Cleveland County and Cherryville shared the Western Division title with 10-4 divisional records and Mint Hill took the Eastern Division title with an 8-2 record. A late start to the season caused […]

N.C. Area IV Legion baseball update (thru July 3)

  American Legion 2021 Area IV standings (thru July 3) Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Mint Hill 8-2 8-2/0-0 Lincoln County Post 455 4-2 4-2/0-0 Gaston Post 144-266 6-6 6-6/0-0 Queen City 5-4 5-4/0-0 Pineville Post 337 4-5 4-5/0-0 Union County Post 535 1-3 1-3/DNP Gastonia Post 23 2-8 2-8/0-0 Western Division Division Overall/Playoffs Cleveland County […]

7-3-21 roundup: Pro baseball, Legion baseball, Pro basketball

By Richard Walker Blake Lalli, Gardner-Webb University’s first major league baseball player, is making a name for himself as a minor league manager. Lalli got another honor on Thursday when he was named the National League team’s bench coach for the upcoming SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game on July 11 at 3 p.m. ET on the […]

N.C. Area IV Legion baseball update (thru July 2)

American Legion 2021 Area IV standings (thru July 2) Eastern Division Division Overall Mint Hill 8-2 8-2 Lincoln County Post 455 4-2 4-2 Gaston Post 144-266 6-6 6-6 Queen City 5-4 5-4 Pineville Post 337 4-5 4-5 Union County Post 535 1-3 1-3 Gastonia Post 23 2-8 2-8 Western Division Division Overall Cleveland County Post […]

N.C. Area IV Legion baseball update (thru July 1)

  American Legion 2021 Area IV standings (thru July 1) Eastern Division Division Overall Mint Hill 8-2 8-2 Lincoln County Post 455 4-2 4-2 Gaston Post 144-266 6-6 6-6 Queen City 4-4 4-4 Pineville Post 337 4-4 4-4 Union County Post 535 1-3 1-3 Gastonia Post 23 2-8 2-8 Western Division Division Overall Cleveland County […]

6-30-21 roundup: Pro baseball, Little League baseball, Legion baseball, College baseball

By Richard Walker Cherryville and Cleveland County ended their North Carolina Area IV regular seasons by finishing tied atop Western Division standings with 10-4 records Wednesday’s games. Cherryville knocked off Burke County 3-1 as Noah Huss threw a four-hitter with six strikeouts and Zach Wilson (triple), Colin Robinson (double), Zane Brockman (one hit, one RBI) […]

N.C. Area IV Legion baseball update (thru June 30)

  American Legion 2021 Area IV standings (thru June 30) Eastern Division Division Overall Mint Hill 8-2 8-2 Lincoln County Post 455 4-2 4-2 Gaston Post 144-266 6-6 6-6 Queen City 4-4 4-4 Pineville Post 337 4-4 4-4 Union County Post 535 1-3 1-3 Gastonia Post 23 2-8 2-8 Western Division Division Overall Cleveland County […]

6-29-21 roundup: Legion baseball, College baseball and basketball and Pro baseball

By Richard Walker Lincoln County American Legion Post 455 exploded for 10 runs in the fourth and fifth innings to take a 13-3, mercy-rule-shortened 5-inning win over visiting Gastonia to move into first place of the Eastern Division of N.C. Area IV. The Cardinals (4-1) trailed 2-1 before their late surge as starter Ben Carpenter […]

N.C. Area IV American Legion baseball update (thru June 29)

  American Legion 2021 Area IV standings (thru June 29) Eastern Division Division Overall Lincoln County Post 455 4-1 4-1 Mint Hill 7-2 7-2 Gaston Post 144-266 5-5 5-5 Queen City 4-4 4-4 Pineville Post 337 4-4 4-4 Gastonia Post 23 2-8 2-8 Union County Post 535 0-2 0-2 Western Division Division Overall Cleveland County […]

6-28-21 roundup: Legion baseball, College baseball and Pro hockey and baseball

By Richard Walker Cleveland County American Legion Post 82-155 dropped a 5-4 heartbreaker at Asheville on Monday night in N.C. Area IV Western Division baseball. Post 82-155, which was led by Blake Davis (two hits) and Jeb Bridges (one hit, two RBIs), fell to 9-2 overall but remains atop the divisional standings. Cherryville 8, Rutherford […]

N.C. Area IV Legion baseball update (thru June 28)

  American Legion 2021 Area IV standings (thru June 28) Eastern Division Division Overall Mint Hill 6-2 6-2 Lincoln County Post 455 3-1 3-1 Gaston Post 144-266 5-4 5-4 Queen City 4-3 4-3 Pineville Post 337 3-4 3-4 Gastonia Post 23 2-7 2-7 Union County Post 535 0-2 0-2 Western Division Division Overall Cleveland County […]

6-27-21 roundup: Prep wrestling and baseball, Legion baseball, College baseball and Pro baseball

By Richard Walker Five local wrestlers advanced to championship matches in the N.C. High School Athletic Association, with two taking home state titles. Crest’s Rex Howard won the Class 3A 138-pound weight class by major decision over West Carteret’s Jacob Bennett. And Cramer’s Zack Karagias won the Class 3A 145-pound weight class by fall over […]

N.C. Area IV American Legion baseball update (thru June 27)

  American Legion 2021 Area IV standings (thru June 27) Eastern Division Division Overall Lincoln County Post 455 3-1 3-1 Mint Hill 5-2 5-2 Gaston Post 144-266 5-3 5-3 Queen City 4-3 4-3 Pineville Post 337 2-4 2-4 Gastonia Post 23 2-7 2-7 Union County Post 535 0-1 0-1 Western Division Division Overall Cleveland County […]

6-26-21 roundup: Prep track and baseball, Legion baseball, College baseball and Pro baseball

By Richard Walker North Lincoln’s boys and girls won N.C. 2A track championships Saturday and Ashbrook freshman Camryn Massey set a state record in the 2021 championships held at the North Carolina A&T track complex. North Lincoln’s girls were led by MVP Angie Allen, who won three individual titles as the Knights racked up 69 […]

Area IV American Legion baseball update (thru June 26)

  American Legion 2021 Area IV standings (thru June 26) Eastern Division Division Overall Lincoln County Post 455 3-1 3-1 Mint Hill 4-2 4-2 Gaston Post 144-266 4-3 4-3 Queen City 4-3 4-3 Pineville Post 337 2-3 2-3 Gastonia Post 23 2-6 2-6 Union County Post 535 0-1 0-1 Western Division Division Overall Cleveland County […]

6-25-21 roundup: Prep track and baseball, Legion baseball, College baseball and Pro baseball

By Richard Walker Mountain Island Charter’s boys track team won the school’s first team state championship on Friday and Highland Tech’s Lauren Tolbert was the most valuable girls performer in the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 1A championships at the North Carolina A&T track and field complex. The Raptors runners dominated the meet as […]

Area IV American Legion baseball update (thru June 25)

  American Legion 2021 Area IV standings (thru June 25) Eastern Division Division Overall Mint Hill 3-1 3-1 Gaston Post 144-266 4-2 4-2 Lincoln County Post 455 2-1 2-1 Queen City 3-3 3-3 Pineville Post 337 2-3 2-3 Gastonia Post 23 1-5 1-5 Union County Post 535 0-0 0-0 Western Division Division Overall Cleveland County […]

Area IV American Legion baseball update (thru June 24)

American Legion 2021 Area IV standings (thru June 24) Eastern Division Division Overall Gaston Post 144-266 4-1 4-1 Mint Hill 2-1 2-1 Queen City 3-2 3-2 Lincoln County Post 455 1-1 1-1 Gastonia Post 23 1-3 1-3 Union County Post 535 0-0 0-0 Pineville Post 337 0-3 0-3 Western Division Division Overall Burke County Post […]

6-23-21 roundup: Legion baseball, Prep baseball, College baseball and Pro baseball

By Richard Walker Cherryville American Legion Post 100 swept visiting Asheville 4-2 and 2-0 on Wednesday night to improve to 5-1 in N.C. Area IV and 6-2 overall entering another huge home doubleheader on Thursday. Cherryville will host nearby rival Cleveland County Post 82-155 (3-0, 3-0) in a 5 p.m. doubleheader with first place in […]

Area IV American Legion baseball update (thru June 23)

American Legion 2021 Area IV standings (thru June 23) Eastern Division Division Overall Gaston Post 144-266 4-1 4-1 Mint Hill 2-1 2-1 Queen City 3-2 3-2 Lincoln County Post 455 1-1 1-1 Gastonia Post 23 1-3 1-3 Union County Post 535 0-0 0-0 Pineville Post 337 0-3 0-3 Western Division Division Overall Cleveland County Post […]

Area IV American Legion baseball update (thru June 22)

American Legion 2021 Area IV standings (thru June 22) Eastern Division Division Overall Gaston Post 144-266 2-1 2-1 Mint Hill 2-1 2-1 Queen City 2-2 2-2 Lincoln County Post 455 1-1 1-1 Gastonia Post 23 1-2 1-2 Union County Post 535 0-0 0-0 Pineville Post 337 0-1 0-1 Western Division Division Overall Cleveland County Post […]

Area IV American Legion baseball update (thru June 21)

American Legion 2021 Area IV standings (thru June 21) Eastern Division Division Overall Gaston Post 144-266 2-1 2-1 Mint Hill 2-1 2-1 Queen City 2-2 2-2 Lincoln County Post 455 1-1 1-1 Gastonia Post 23 1-2 1-2 Union County Post 535 0-0 0-0 Pineville Post 337 0-1 0-1 Western Division Division Overall Cleveland County Post […]

6-21-21 roundup: Prep baseball, Legion baseball, College baseball and Pro baseball

By Richard Walker Cherryville and East Lincoln led their respective all-conference baseball teams after each team won or shared their league titles. In the Southern Piedmont 1A Conference, Cherryville’s Dalton Pence was named player of the year and Scott Heavner coach of the in voting by league coaches. Pence also was one of five Ironmen […]

Area IV American Legion baseball update (thru June 20)

American Legion 2021 Area IV standings (thru June 20) Eastern Division Division Overall Lincoln County Post 455 1-0 1-0 Queen City 2-1 2-1 Gaston Post 144-266 1-1 1-1 Mint Hill 1-1 1-1 Gastonia Post 23 1-2 1-2 Union County Post 535 0-0 0-0 Pineville Post 337 0-1 0-1 Western Division Division Overall Asheville Post 70 […]

Area IV American Legion baseball update (thru June 19)

American Legion 2021 Area IV standings (thru June 19) Eastern Division Division Overall Lincoln County Post 455 1-0 1-0 Queen City 2-1 2-1 Gaston Post 144-266 1-1 1-1 Mint Hill 1-1 1-1 Gastonia Post 23 1-2 1-2 Union County Post 535 0-0 0-0 Pineville Post 337 0-1 0-1 Western Division Division Overall Asheville Post 70 […]

6-18-21 roundup: Prep baseball, Legion baseball, College baseball and Pro baseball

By Richard Walker After winning its third straight Big South 3A Conference baseball title, Crest took two of the top honors in postseason voting done by the league’s coaches. Crest senior pitcher and shortstop Ben Hodge was named the league’s player of the year after hitting .500 and going unbeaten (6-0) as a pitcher. And […]

Area IV American Legion baseball update (thru June 18)

American Legion 2021 Area IV standings (thru June 18) Eastern Division Division Overall Queen City 2-1 2-1 Gaston Post 144-266 1-1 1-1 Gastonia Post 23 1-1 1-1 Mint Hill 1-1 1-1 Lincoln County Post 455 0-0 0-0 Union County Post 535 0-0 0-0 Pineville Post 337 0-1 0-1 Western Division Division Overall Asheville Post 70 […]

Area IV American Legion baseball update (thru June 16)

American Legion 2021 Area IV standings (thru June 16) Eastern Division Division Overall Gaston Post 144-266 1-0 1-0 Queen City 2-1 2-1 Lincoln County Post 455 0-0 0-0 Pineville Post 337 0-0 0-0 Union County Post 535 0-0 0-0 Gastonia Post 23 0-1 0-1 Mint Hill 0-1 0-1 Western Division Division Overall Asheville Post 70 […]

6-15-21 roundup: Prep baseball, College baseball, Legion baseball and Pro baseball

By Richard Walker Cherryville scored three runs with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning to take a dramatic 6-5 win over Pine Lake Prep in the opening round of the N.C. 1A high school baseball playoffs. Cherryville was one of five local winners in Tuesday’s opening round; East Lincoln and South Point […]

Area IV American Legion baseball update (thru June 15)

American Legion 2021 Area IV standings (thru June 15) Eastern Division Division Overall Gaston Post 144-266 1-0 1-0 Queen City 1-1 1-1 Lincoln County Post 455 0-0 0-0 Mint Hill 0-0 0-0 Pineville Post 337 0-0 0-0 Union County Post 535 0-0 0-0 Gastonia Post 23 0-1 0-1 Western Division Division Overall Maiden Post 240 […]

Area IV American Legion baseball update (thru June 14)

American Legion 2021 Area IV standings (thru June 14) Eastern Division Division Overall Queen City 1-0 1-0 Gaston Post 144-266 0-0 0-0 Lincoln County Post 455 0-0 0-0 Mint Hill 0-0 0-0 Pineville Post 337 0-0 0-0 Union County Post 535 0-0 0-0 Gastonia Post 23 0-1 0-1 Western Division Division Overall Maiden Post 240 […]

Area IV American Legion baseball update (thru June 13)

American Legion 2021 Area IV standings Eastern Division Division Overall Queen City 1-0 1-0 Gaston Post 144-266 0-0 0-0 Lincoln County Post 455 0-0 0-0 Mint Hill 0-0 0-0 Pineville Post 337 0-0 0-0 Union County Post 535 0-0 0-0 Gastonia Post 23 0-1 0-1 Western Division Division Overall Maiden Post 240 1-0 1-0 Asheville […]

6-12-21 roundup: College baseball, Legion baseball, Prep baseball, Pro baseball

By Richard Walker Wingate University completed its comeback run through the NCAA Division II World Series to finish as 2021 baseball national champions. And former Crest standout Logan McNeely was named tournament most valuable player after helping the Bulldogs beat Central Missouri 5-3 in Saturday’s championship game at the USA National Training Complex in Cary. […]

Area IV American Legion baseball update (through June 12)

American Legion 2021 Area IV standings Eastern Division Division Overall Gaston Post 144-266 0-0 0-0 Gastonia Post 23 0-0 0-0 Lincoln County Post 455 0-0 0-0 Mint Hill 0-0 0-0 Pineville Post 337 0-0 0-0 Queen City 0-0 0-0 Western Division Division Overall Asheville Post 70 0-0 0-0 Burke County Post 21 0-0 0-0 Caldwell […]

6-11-21 roundup: College baseball, Legion baseball, Prep baseball

By Richard Walker Wingate wasn’t just satisfied with making its first NCAA Division II World Series. The Bulldogs’ fourth straight win at the event at the USA National Training Complex in Cary – an 8-7, 11-inning thriller over Angelo State – will give the school the chance to play for a national championship on Saturday. […]

Wednesday’s roundup: Prep baseball, College baseball and softball, Pro baseball and hockey, Legion baseball, Golf

By Richard Walker After a slow start, the Gastonia Honey Hunters are one of the hottest teams in pro baseball. The first-year Atlantic League of Professional Baseball team evened its record at 3-3 on Wednesday with a 7-3 victory over the York Revolution to extend its winning streak to three games. Gastonia started 0-3 before […]

Tuesday’s roundup: Prep baseball, College baseball, Pro baseball and hockey, Legion baseball, Golf

By Richard Walker In only its second season of high school baseball, Rock Hill’s Legion Collegiate Academy is in the South Carolina High School League state championship series this week. Coached by former Lincoln Charter and Clover High coach Devon Lowery, the Lancers are 21-7 overall after going 13-1 to win the Class 2A League […]

Monday’s roundup: College baseball, Prep baseball, Pro hockey, Legion baseball, Golf

By Richard Walker Eight Carolinas teams and six local products will be participating this weekend in the NCAA college baseball championships after the 64-team field was announced on Monday. East Carolina, which won the American Athletic Conference regular season title, is the only top-seeded Carolinas team and the Pirates also have three local products who […]

Sunday’s roundup: College baseball and softball, Prep baseball, Pro baseball and hockey, Legion baseball, Golf

By Richard Walker Duke set history on Sunday with its first ACC baseball tournament title in a 1-0 win over N.C. State at Charlotte’s Truist Field in the championship game. The Blue Devils, who finished in last place in the seven-team Coastal Division, extended their winning streak to 12 games as coach Chris Pollard guided […]

Friday’s roundup: College baseball, Prep baseball, Pro baseball and hockey, Legion baseball

By Richard Walker A pair of North Carolina schools that haven’t won an ACC tournament in years and a pair of teams with titles within the last 10 years square off today in the ACC baseball semifinals. Duke, which has never won an ACC tournament and hasn’t won an ACC baseball title since 1961, meets […]

Thursday’s roundup: College baseball and basketball, Prep baseball and track, Pro baseball and hockey, Legion baseball, Golf

By Richard Walker Three teams punched their tickets to Saturday’s ACC baseball tournament semifinals with wins on Thursday as Duke, Georgia Tech and N.C. State were victorious in back-to-back-to-back nail-biting finishes. Duke edged Miami, Fla., 3-2 in Thursday’s opener to wrap up the Pool D championship, then Georgia Tech edged Louisville 9-8 in 12 innings […]

Tuesday’s roundup: Prep baseball, College baseball, Pro hockey, Legion baseball

By Richard Walker Local favorite North Carolina was eliminated from championship contention on Tuesday night in the first day of the ACC baseball tournament at Charlotte’s Truist Field. Pitt (23-19), which entered the tournament on a seven-game losing streak, disappointed a partisan crowd of 3,235 as Ron Washington Jr.’s two-run home run in the eighth […]