07/18/08 — Wayne North, 14s pick up victories

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Wayne North, 14s pick up victories

By News-Argus Staff
Published in Sports on July 18, 2008 1:36 PM

SHALLOTTE -- Missing several starters and facing a Southwest Brunswick squad which hammered it just two days earlier, Wayne County North perservered to earn a 10-7 victory on Thursday night.

Starting pitcher Josh Frederick pitched 61/3 innings before giving way to Jimmy Kearney, who earned the save.

Frederick went 2-for-4 at the plate. Hunter Newsome added a pair of hits including a two-run homer.

"To have to play three nights in a row and to get a win last night, that's impressive," said Wayne County North head coach Jabo Fulghum. "We lost to that group 16-2 on Tuesday and our guys didn't quit."

Wayne County North (19-10 overall) advanced to the Eastern N.C. State Tournament this weekend at the USA Training Complex in Cary.

Babe Ruth

Wayne 14Us roll

HOLLY SPRINGS -- Taylor Brock and Jeff Davis each slugged a home run as Wayne County thrashed Holly Springs 17-1 in their opening-round, Eastern N.C. State 14-year-old Babe Ruth tournament game Thursday.

Brock batted 3-for-4 in the contest, shortened to five innings due to the 10-run mercy rule. Justin Barbour collected four hits in four at-bats, while Benito Avila finished 2-for-2.

Overall, Wayne County pounded out 17 hits.

Jacob May claimed the mound win.

Wayne County continues play at 6 p.m. today.


Wayne 8U beaten

WILSON -- The Wayne County 8U Thunder dropped a 6-5 decision to Florida in their opening-round, Southeast Regional Babe Ruth contest on Thursday afternoon.

Additional details were not available.

In other games, the Wayne County 14U team advanced with a first-round win Thursday morning. Details were not available at press time.