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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — We’ve posted scores and notes from Tuesday’s high school action below. On our sports on Tuesday we featured baseball from the Hoggard-Ashley, West Brunswick-North Brunswick plus softball from Ashley and UNCW-ECU baseball. Click the video icon to check it out. Video will be posted by midnight.
HIGH SCHOOL BOYS LACROSSE
HOGGARD 8 – NEW BERN 2
HIGH SCHOOL BOYS TENNIS
WHITEVILLE 5 – SOUTH COLUMBUS 3
HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS SOCCER
HOGGARD 5 – ASHLEY 0
NEW HANOVER 4 – ROSE 2
HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL
WEST BLADEN 15 – SOUTH BRUNSWICK 5
ASHLEY 13 – HOGGARD 3
TOPSAIL 5 – SOUTH LENOIR 4
SUMMER DARNELL HAD 3 RBI’S FOR THE PIRATES
SOUTH COLUMBUS 5 – EAST BLADEN 4
SANDRINA JACOBS HIT A GAME TYING HOME RUN FOR SOUTH COLUMBUS IN 7TH INNING
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL
WEST BRUNSWICK 10 – NORTH BRUNSWICK 5
SOUTH COLUMBUS 8 – EAST BLADEN 6
NEW BERN 3 – LANEY 0
HOGGARD 6 – ASHLEY 2
JOE O’DONNELL WENT THE DISTANCE FOR THE VIKINGS
HOGGARD MOVES INTO FIRST PLACE IN MIDEASTERN CONFERENCE
NEW HANOVER 7 – ROSE 2
GREENVILLE, NC (UNCW) — GREENVILLE, North Carolina – Ryan LaGrange collected four hits and knocked in three
runs to back the four and 2/3 shutout innings of relief from Ricky Holden as UNCW
finished off a season sweep of East Carolina with a 7-2 win on Tuesday at
The Seahawks improved to 27-11 with the non-conference road win while the Pirates
dropped to 17-20 and 11-12 at home. UNCW swept the Pirates for the first time since
2003 when they edged ECU by identical scores of 4-3 in sweeping the home-and-home
Michael Bass and Hunter Ridge added two hits apiece on the night for UNCW. Ridge
tripled in LaGrange in the sixth inning and tied Jonathan Batts (2004-07) with 182
career runs batted for the program’s career record.
Holden (4-1) allowed just a pair of hits and struck out two in facing three over the
minimum in relief.
ECU starter Nick Durazo (0-4) remained winless on the season, allowing three runs in
Jack Reinheimer had three hits for the Pirates, who were outhit, 11-7.
Next up: The Seahawks open a three-game series at Colonial Athletic Association foe
George Mason on Apr. 19 at 3 p.m.
How it happened: The Seahawks jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first against Durazo
as Corey Dick plated the first run with a fielder’s choice and LaGrange followed
with a two-run double to the left center field gap. ECU narrowed it to 3-2 in the
third before Holden came on and fended off the Pirates until the ninth.
Inside the numbers: UNCW plated all five runs from third with less than two out .
The Seahawks put their leadoff hitter on base safely in 6-of-9 innings . ECU was
just 2-for-9 in that situation . Both teams were 2-for-11 with two out and neither
team had a two-out RBI . Holden did not allow a leadoff hitter to reach safely in
Notes: Michael Bass extended his on-base streak to 34 games . Luke Dunlap doubled in
the ninth inning, his last at bat, to push his hitting streak to a career-long tying
eight games . Ricky Holden improved to 7-2 all-time . Christian MacDonald made his
second relief appearance of the season and retired both batters he faced to keep the
game at 3-2 in the fourth inning . UNCW has allowed just six runs in their brief
3-game winning streak against ECU while scoring 27.
WILMINGTON, NC (UNCW) — Junior Aisha Figueroa went 4-for-4 at the plate to lead
UNCG to a 9-0 defeat of UNCW in collegiate softball action Tuesday at Boseman Field.
The Spartans improved to 30-11 overall with the victory while the Seahawks moved to
13-25 on the season. UNCW returns to action Saturday as it opens a three-game CAA
against Towson with a Noon doubleheader at Boseman
Figueroa’s perfect day at the plate paced a UNCG lineup that pounded out 14 hits in
the contest as sophomore Tatiana Alcala went 3-for-4 and junior Kaatelyn Bedwell was
2-for-3. Freshman Lindsay Thomas was 1-for-3 with two RBI and two runs scored.
Sophomore Erica Navarette picked up the win for the Spartans to move her record to
6-4 on the season. She allowed two hits in four innings in the circle. Junior
Raeanne Hanks and freshman Kelly Lupton combined to pitch the final two innings and
allowed just one runner to reach base.
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Basketball has taken Cynthia Cooper-Dyke around the world, and now the Hall of Fame player is back home at Southern California.
She was introduced as the Trojans’ new women’s coach on Tuesday, returning to her alma mater where she helped USC win back-to-back national championships in 1983 and ’84.
Cooper-Dyke was greeted by cheers at Galen Center, where nine of her former teammates were among the crowd. They hooted and hollered as she was introduced by athletic director Pat Haden, who hired her last week to replace Michael Cooper. The former Los Angeles Lakers star, who is no relation, quit last month after four seasons.
Cooper-Dyke calls USC her “dream job” and says she wants the Trojan women to win the Pac-12 championship and become a national power.
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