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

By Richard Walker

Zane Brockman threw another gem for Kings Mountain as the Mountaineers edged Cramer 3-2 on Thursday night at the Gastonia FUSE stadium in a Big South 3A Conference game.

Kings Mountain improved to 7-1 overall and 6-1 in the league. Cramer (3-5, 2-5) has played all of its home games at the new Gastonia stadium.

Local high school baseball standings through Thursday’s games with conference record first followed by overall record:

BIG SOUTH 3A
Crest 6-0, 6-0
Kings Mountain 6-1, 7-1
Forestview 4-2, 5-2
North Gaston 3-3, 3-4
Cramer 2-5, 3-5
Ashbrook 1-5, 1-6
Huss 0-5, 1-5

SOUTHWESTERN 2A
R-S Central 6-0, 7-1
South Point 5-0, 6-1
Chase 3-2, 5-2
East Rutherford 2-3, 3-3
East Gaston 2-5, 2-5
Burns 2-5, 2-5
Shelby 1-6, 1-6

SOUTH FORK 2A
East Lincoln 7-0, 7-0
North Lincoln 5-2, 5-2
Bandys 4-3, 4-3
Maiden 4-3, 4-3
Lk Norman Charter 3-4, 3-4
Lincolnton 2-5, 2-5
West Lincoln 2-5, 2-5
Newton-Conover 1-6, 1-6

SOUTHERN PIEDMONT 1A
Cherryville 6-0, 7-0
Lincoln Charter 5-1, 6-1
Christ the King 4-2, 4-2
Thomas Jefferson 3-3, 3-3
Highland Tech 2-4, 2-4
Bessemer City 1-5, 1-6
Piedmont CC 0-6, 0-6

PAC 7 2A
Comm Sch Davidson 7-0, 7-0
Pine Lake Prep 7-0, 7-0
Mtn Isl Charter 6-0, 6-0
Bradford Prep 1-6, 1-7
Queen’s Grant 0-5, 1-5
Langtree Charter 0-5, 0-5
Union Academy 0-5, 0-5

Friday’s games
Ashbrook at Cherryville
Crest at Forestview
Huss at North Gaston
East Gaston at Chase
Shelby at Burns
South Point at East Rutherford
Bandys at East Lincoln
Lake Norman Charter at Newton-Conover
North Lincoln at Maiden
West Lincoln at Lincolnton
Bessemer City at Christ the King
Lincoln Charter at Highland Tech
Piedmont Community Charter at Thomas Jefferson
Bradford Prep at Langtree Charter
Community School of Davidson at Union Academy
Pine Lake Prep at Queen’s Grant

Pro hockey

The Carolina Hurricanes are in the midst of their Stanley Cup playoff pursuit after winning their fourth division title in 25 seasons in North Carolina. The Hurricanes won the 2006 Stanley Cup championship, advanced to the 2002 Stanley Cup finals and were in the Eastern Conference finals in 2019. Carolina is 36-12-8 this season and are the No. 1 seed in the Central Division.

First round series vs. Nashville Predators
Game 1 – Monday, Carolina 5-2
Game 2 – Wednesday, Carolina 3-0 (Carolina leads series 2-0)
Game 3 – May 21 at Nashville, 7 p.m.
Game 4 – May 23 at Nashville
Game 5 (if necessary) – May 25 at Carolina
Game 6 (if necessary) – May 27 at Nashville
Game 7 (if necessary) – May 29 at Carolina

 

High school wrestling

(At Cramer)

Lincolnton 54, Forestview 19 – 113: Nehemiah Lynch (LINC) over (FORE) (For.) 120: Caleb Deaton (LINC) over Lincoln Wilson (FORE) (Fall 0:00) 126: Evonte Shuford (LINC) over Cezar Vite (FORE) (Fall 0:00) 132: Jacob Massengill (FORE) over Ethan Smith (LINC) (Fall 0:00) 138: Quinlan Hunter (LINC) over Aydin Regusters (FORE) (Fall 0:00) 145: Justin Castillo (LINC) over Trip Gaston (FORE) (Fall 0:00) 152: Darion Greer (LINC) over Ethan Burgett (FORE) (Fall 0:00) 160: Jeremiah Massengill (FORE) over Nathan Wells (LINC) (Dec 10-7) 170: Josh White (LINC) over Landon Hudock (FORE) (Fall 0:00) 182: Ryan Burgett (FORE) over Elijah Powell (LINC) (Fall 0:00) 195: Double Forfeit 220: Bernard Wingate (LINC) over Austin Bradley (FORE) (Fall 0:00) 285: Johan Rodriguez (LINC) over Ethan Nichols (FORE) (Fall 0:00) 106: Blake Williams (FORE) over Isaac Powell (LINC) (MD 16-5).

Cramer 46, Lincolnton 33 – 106: Mason Robinson (SCH) over Isaac Powell (LINC) (Fall 0:00) 113: Charlie Sly (SCH) over Nehemiah Lynch (LINC) (Fall 0:00) 120: Matt Karagias (SCH) over Caleb Deaton (LINC) (TF 16-1 0:00) 126: Ryan Denton (SCH) over Evonte Shuford (LINC) (Fall 0:00) 132: Ethan Smith (LINC) over Tyler Ward (SCH) (Fall 0:00) 138: Quinlan Hunter (LINC) over Logan Crisp (SCH) (Fall 0:00) 145: Zack Karagias (SCH) over Justin Castillo (LINC) (Fall 0:00) 152: Darion Greer (LINC) over Jack Bene (SCH) (Dec 9-4) 160: Nathan Wells (LINC) over (SCH) (For.) 170: Jonathon O`Shea (SCH) over Josh White (LINC) (TF 16-0 0:00) 182: Elijah Powell (LINC) over Patrick Hairston (SCH) (Fall 0:00) 195: Pesamino Brock (SCH) over (LINC) (For.) 220: Bernard Wingate (LINC) over Shad Wooten (SCH) (Fall 0:00) 285: Omar Cerna (SCH) over (LINC) (For.)

 

 

 

Legion baseball

The Gaston Braves Post 144-266 American Legion baseball team will hold sign-ups on June 5 at 4 p.m. at Gaston Christian School. For information, email [email protected]

 

 

College baseball

ACC update: As we close in on the ACC Baseball Tournament at Charlotte’s Truist Field from May 25-30, here’s the current league standings and upcoming conference games:

(Atlantic Division)
Notre Dame 23-10
N.C. State 18-13
Florida State 19-15
Louisville 16-14
Clemson 16-18
Boston College 9-22
Wake Forest 8-22
(Coastal Division)
Georgia Tech 19-14
Miami 18-15
North Carolina 18-16
Pittsburgh 16-15
Virginia 17-17
Virginia Tech 16-17
Duke 14-17

Thursday’s games
Duke 5, Clemson 1
Virginia 7, Boston College 1
N.C. State 6, Florida State 4
Miami 6, Louisville 1
Notre Dame 8, Virginia Tech 2
Wake Forest 6, Pittsburgh 1
North Carolina 3, Georgia Tech 2

Friday’s games
Duke at Clemson
Virginia at Boston College
Florida State at N.C. State
Miami at Louisville
Notre Dame at Virginia Tech
Pittsburgh at Wake Forest
North Carolina at Georgia Tech

Saturday’s games
Duke at Clemson
Virginia at Boston College
Florida State at N.C. State
Miami at Louisville
Notre Dame at Virginia Tech
Pittsburgh at Wake Forest
North Carolina at Georgia Tech

END REGULAR SEASON