WILMINGTON,NC (WWAY) — The state champion Wilmington Post 10 baseball team has departed Wilmington in order to play in the SE Regionals American Legion Tournament. Before they left town some of the players revealed one of their secrets to success. Click play video to see what it is.
Thursday, Aug. 9
Game 1 – Kentucky vs. Virginia, 9 a.m.
Game 2 – North Carolina Wilmington Post 10 vs. Rockdale, Ga., 12:15 p.m.(approximate)
Game 3 – Alabama vs. Florence, 3:30 p.m.
Game 4 – Fort Pierce, Fla., vs. Sumter, 7p.m. (approximate)
POWHATAN,VA (WWAY) — The Burgaw Dixie Belles only needed to win one game on Wednesday night against South Hill, Virginia in order to be crowned Dixie Youth World Series champs. That turned out to be easier said than done. South Hill defeated the Pender County squad 9-2 on Wednesday evening. That forced a winner-take-all game on Wednesday night. Burgaw led 2-0 after three innings of play, but the state champs from Virginia came back to to tie the game in the top of the 7th inning. In the top of the 9th inning South Hill scored six runs. Burgaw came up empty in the 9th inning. As a result, South Hill is the Belles champion for the second year in a row for 13-15 year olds in softball with an 8-2 victory. Burgaw finishes the tournament as the runner-up.
WILMINGTON,NC (UNCW news release) — Senior forward Stephanie Rose converted a penalty kick opportunity in the 83rd minute to break a 1-all tie and lift UNCW to a 2-1 victory over visiting UNC Chapel Hill in a collegiate women’s soccer exhibition contest Wednesday at the UNCW Soccer Stadium.
The Seahawks open the regular season Aug. 17 against No. 22 Virginia Tech at the Virginia Tech Tournament in Blacksburg, Va. The Tar Heels, ranked eighth in the NSCAA preseason poll, will wrap up exhibition competition Saturday with a 7 p.m. contest at Charlotte before beginning the regular season with an Aug. 17 contest at Portland.
Rose’s decisive tally came in moments after the Jacksonville, N.C., product collected the ball just outside the right side of the 18-yard box and worked her way towards the middle of the field before being tackled by a UNC Chapel Hill defender just inside the top of the box. On the ensuing penalty kick attempt, Rose was able to put the Seahawks ahead for good as she beat the keeper with a shot into the lower left-hand corner of the net.
Playing three 30-minute periods, the Tar Heels opened the scoring at the 25:45 mark of the contest as sophomore Bianca Gray put a ball into the box from the left-hand side of the endline that sophomore Caitlin Ball was able to head inside the right post for the game’s opening tally.
UNCW was able to draw even in the 60th minute when sophomore Stephanie Bronson played a ball from near midfield that allowed Rose to get behind the Tar Heels defense, chip the ball past an oncoming Hannah Daly and into an open net to level the score at 1-all.
Senior Caitlin Hunter played all 90 minutes in goal for the Seahawks and finished with four saves. UNC Chapel Hill used four keepers for the contest. Senior Adelaide Gay was credited with the Tar Heels lone save in the contest.
UNC-CH held a 12-6 edge in shots and posted a 5-2 advantage in corner kicks taken.