Saturday night sports – July 21

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Submitted: Sun, 07/22/2012 - 1:47am
Updated: Sun, 07/22/2012 - 6:41pm

MOREHEAD CITY,NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Post 10 defeated Morehead City on Saturday in Morehead City in game two of a best of five playoff series in American Legion baseball. Post 10 now leads the series 2-0. Game three will be contested on Sunday at 7pm at Buck Hardee Field in Wilmington. The winner of the series will earn an invitation to the state championship for American Legion baseball in Lenoir.

CHARLOTTE,NC (WWAY) – The pro soccer game between the Wilmington Hammerheads and the Charlotte was postponed due to poor playing conditions. Efforts to improve field conditions were not satisfactory. A make-up date has yet to be announced.

WALLACE, NC (WWAY) — On the E Golf Tour Raleigh’s Chesson Hadley captured the River Landing Open on Saturday in Wallace. Hadley shot a final round 71 to win by four shots for a four day total of 17 under par. It was Hadley’s first E Golf Tour victory and it’s worth $18,000. Wilmington resident Josh Brock had a top 15 finish earning $2,700 after shooting 70-70-69-71-280. Brock finished tied for 13th place.


WILMINGTON,NC (WWAY) — As the Wilmington Sharks (10-6, 26-17) chase a championship, they have already made history. Saturday night’s 3-1 win over the Wilson Tobs (8-10, 17-29) was the club’s 18th home victory of the season, marking the team’s most since records are available (beginning in 2001).

Connor Mitchell scored the first run of the game, unearned, after reaching on a walk in the second inning. An insurance run followed the Tobs tying the game in the top of the third, and through the first three innings the Sharks had done enough for the win.

Just in case, Casey Goss led off the fifth with a walk and later scored his second run of the game for added insurance. With Blaze Tart going a strong six innings, over which he allowed only the one run on five hits and four walks plus three strikeouts, the All-Star bullpen combination of Wes Hatley and Andrew Brockett closed the game with no problems. Hatley tossed two perfect innings in relief, while Brockett picked up his tenth save by facing only three batters.

Saturday’s game was the last before the All-Star break, after which the Sharks travel to Peninsula and Petersburg. The next time Legion Stadium will open its gates for Sharks baseball is Thursday, a doubleheader against the Fayetteville SwampDogs. Thursday, July 26 will be WWAY “Shirt off the Back Night” at Buck Hardee Field for game one of a doubleheader. Game one begins at 6pm. Game two will be held shortly after the conclusion of game one.


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