Wednesday’s roundup: College baseball, Middle school sports, Pro hockey, High school baseball, Legion baseball

By Richard Walker

Former West Lincoln High and Cherryville American Legion Post 100 standout Brett Eurey received first team All-Region 10 outfield honors on Wednesday as part of a record number of Catawba Valley Community College honorees.

Brett Eurey

One of six team captains for the Red Hawks this season, Eurey finished his final season at CVCC with a .420 batting average, four home runs and 45 RBIs in 45 games. He had the third-most hits in Region 10 (68), including 18 doubles, scored and scored 53 runs.

“It is a blessing to receive this honor alongside some of my teammates,” Eurey said in a school news release. “This means a lot to me after battling back through adversity. I couldn’t do it without all the guys beside of me.”

Other CVCC players honors were second baseman Chandler Blackwelder (Region 10 Player of the Year), first team first baseman James Hinson, catcher Will Samuelson and pitcher Andrew Dye and second team pitcher Mason Herbert.


Middle school sports

Tri-County Conference champions were determined in five sports in the last week, including Kings Mountain’s upset softball title.

The Lady Patriots won 6-3 at regular season champion Crest on Tuesday sparked by a four-run seventh-inning rally.

Winning pitcher Maddie Huffman threw a three-hitter with no walks and 11 strikeouts and Huffman (3-4, 2 runs scored), Anna Wooten (2-4, 1 home run, 3 RBIs), Ava Tipton (2-4, 1 run scored), Kayla McSwain (1-2, 2 RBIs, 2 walks), and Paige Fleming (1-3, 1 RBI) led the offense.

Kings Mountain finishes the season with an overall record of 7-1 and Huffman struck out 87 batters with only one walk in six starts this season.

Other champions crowned in the league in the past week were Burns in baseball, R-S Central in wrestling, Shelby in girls soccer, Shelby in boys track and Crest and Kings Mountain in girls track.

Burns finished an 8-0 season in baseball with an 8-4 home win over East Rutherford in Tuesday’s title game.

R-S Central finished a 7-0 season in wrestling with a 56-47 win over Shelby in last week’s championship match.

Shelby took penalty kick victories in the semifinals and finals to finish 6-2 in girls soccer. The Blue Devils edged Burns 3-1 on penalty kicks in last Wednesday’s semifinal then won 5-3 on penalty kicks are previously unbeaten R-S Central in Tuesday’s championship game.

And Shelby’s boys finished with 114 points (24 ahead of second-place R-S Central) and Crest and Kings Mountain scored 110 points apiece to share the girls girls title in the track championship meet at Burns last Wednesday.



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 baseball

Standings through Tuesday’s games with conference record first followed by overall record:

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

R-S Central 6-0, 6-1
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

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

Cherryville 6-0, 7-0
Lincoln Charter 5-1, 6-1
Thomas Jefferson 3-2, 3-2
Christ the King 3-2, 3-2
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



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 22-10
Florida State 19-14
N.C. State 17-13
Louisville 16-13
Clemson 16-17
Boston College 9-21
Wake Forest 7-22
(Coastal Division)
Georgia Tech 19-13
Miami 17-15
Pittsburgh 16-14
North Carolina 17-16
Virginia Tech 16-16
Virginia 16-17
Duke 13-17

This weekend’s 3-game series that start on Thursday: 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