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Friday, June 23, 2017

SENIOR LEGION: Wayne County routs Farmville

MOUNT OLIVE -- Tanner Bradley tossed a complete-game four-hitter as Wayne County Post 11 extended its win streak to a season-high four games with an 11-1, mercy-rule conquest of Farmville on Thursday evening.The right-handed Bradley retired the final nine batters...

ALL-AREA SOFTBALL: Princeton's Braswell named player of the year

By RUDY COGGINS rcoggins@newsargus.com PRINCETON -- Stay on the path. It's not an easy task when you're the lone senior who is expected to carry the torch for a tradition-rich softball program. Beth Braswell did. Tossed into a different...

ALL-AREA SOFTBALL: Rebels' Haley Brogden named top pitcher

By RUDY COGGINS rcoggins@newsargus.com CALYPSO -- Whenever you play North Duplin, it's best to step into the batter's box with your "thinking helmet" operating on full power. There's no telling what you'll see. A knee-high fastball might pop into...

ALL-AREA SOFTBALL: CBA's Matthews named coach of the year

By RUDY COGGINS rcoggins@newsargus.com PIKEVILLE -- LaVon Matthews -- affectionately called "Granddad" by his players -- warmed up the tractor, popped it into gear and starting dragging the infield. In the distance, through a cloud of dust, the Charles...

ALL-AREA SOFTBALL: Second-team list

Position Player, School Pitcher Taylor Waddell, C.B. Aycock Pitcher Mackenzie Bryan, So. Wayne Catcher Natalie Ramirez, N. Duplin First base Mackenzie Wheeler, C.B. Aycock Second base Hailey Woodall, Princeton Shortstop Braylee Butts, Rosewood Third base RJ Meyers, Rosewood Outfield Casey...

ALL-AREA SOFTBALL: First-team player capsules

BETH BRASWELL PRINCETON HIGH SCHOOL * Pitcher Class: Senior Web gems: Signed with North Carolina Wesleyan, a member of the NCAA Division III USA South Conference. ... Led the Bulldogs in batting average (.449) and home runs (6). ... Posted...

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

SPREAD THE WORD: USA travel softball team -- with local flavor -- heads to Belize

Have faith, will travel. Such is the notion for a quartet of past and present Charles B. Aycock softball players this week in Belize, an ethnically diverse country located on the east coast of Central America. Along with nine teammates,...

ECBL: Goldsboro tops North Lenoir

Goldsboro handed North Lenoir a 6-1 loss in an Eastern Carolina Baseball League game at Mina Weil Park.Josh Hartsfield emerged as the winning pitcher. Chandler Patrick threw three innings of relief.Hartsfield, Matt Lewis, Natorian Nobles, Austin Ruiz and Trey Adams...

SENIOR LEGION: Post 11's Harrell drives in game-winning run

MOUNT OLIVE -- Nolan Harrell plated the eventual game-winning run and Wayne County Post 11 pulled off a nail-biting 7-6 victory over Area I East Division nemesis Kinston Post 43 at Scarborough Field on the University of Mount Olive...

ECBL: Rosewood holds off South Lenoir

DEEP RUN -- Rosewood fended off a furious seventh-inning rally and turned back South Lenoir, 3-2, in an Eastern Carolina Baseball League affair Monday evening. The Eagles led 3-0 after 61/2 innings. The Blue Devils closed the gap to...