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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — We’ve posted scores and notes from Tuesday’s high school action below.
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL
TRASK DEFEATED JAMES KENAN 8-7
HIGH SCHOOL BOYS LACROSSE
CAPE FEAR ACADEMY BEAT VILLAGE CHRISTIAN 21-5
HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL
NEW HANOVER EDGED HOGGARD 5-4
THE WILDCATS EARN A SPOT IN STATE PLAYOFFS AFTER TUESDAY’S WIN
WHITEVILLE BEAT SOUTH BRUNSWICK 4-3
LANEY EDGED WEST BRUNSWICK 4-3
HIGH SCHOOL BOYS STATE TENNIS PLAYOFFS
THE TOPSAIL TENNIS TEAM BEAT PROVIDENCE GROVE 9-0
(Apologies to the Pirate tennis team: video technical difficulties on our story on Tuesday’s 11pm sports)
MILLBROOK DEFEATED HOGGARD 8-1
HIGH SCHOOL BOYS TENNIS
CAPE FEAR ACADEMY SHUTOUT COASTAL CHRISTIAN 9-0
HIGH SCHOOL STATE GIRLS LACROSSE PLAYOFFS
HOGGARD DEFEATED LANEY 19-5
HIGH SCHOOL STATE GIRLS SOCCER PLAYOFFS
NEW HANOVER SHUTOUT CLAYTON 4-0
CROATAN BEAT EAST BLADEN 5-1
HIGH SCHOOL GOLF STATE CHAMPIONSHIP FOR NCCSA
WILMINGTON CHRISTIAN WON THE BOYS NCCAA STATE GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP ON TUESDAY
WCA GOLFER AUSTIN INMAN CAPTURED THE INDIVIDUAL TITLE WITH A 68
WILMINGTON CHRISTIAN HAD THE FOUR LOWEST SCORES: AUSTIN INMAN, BLAKE TAYLOR, JOEY FUNDERBURG & JACOB TEW AT THE NEUSE GOLF CLUB IN CLAYTON, NC
THE PATRIOTS FINISHED WITH A 301 TEAM TOTAL, 2 SHOTS SHY OF THE STATE RECORD
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) – Tyler Ptacek signed a national letter of intent to play college basketball at UNC Wilmington. On Tuesday UNCW men’s basketball coach Buzz Peterson confirmed that Ptacek will not be playing at UNCW due to a mutual agreement between both parties. Ptacek is a 6-3 guard from Padua High in Ohio.
WILMINGTON, NC (UNCW) -– Former Pender High School standout Addison Spruill will join the UNCW men’s basketball program following two seasons at Brevard Community College in Florida.
The 6-4, 220-pound guard will have two years of eligibility remaining for Coach Buzz Peterson and the Seahawks. He averaged 17.0 points, 6.7 rebounds and 3.2 assists in two seasons with the Titans, leading Coach Jeremy Shulman’s team to back-to-back 20 win seasons.
“We’re looking forward to having Addison join our team,” said Peterson, who begins his fourth season with the Seahawks in 2013-14. “He has a great basketball physique and can play a number of positions. We’ve been watching him since coming here and believe he’ll be a great addition to our backcourt.”
A native of Currie, N.C., Spruill returns to the area following an outstanding career at Pender. He led the Patriots to a 27-2 record and an appearance in the Eastern Regional final in 2010-11 after averaging 18.2 points, 8.1 rebounds and 3.2 assists.
WILMINGTON, NC (UNCW) -– Junior Lori Beth Adams was named the 2013 Colonial Athletic Association Women’s Golfer-of-the-Year on Tuesday.
Adams becomes just the third player in school history to earn the league’s top honor, joining former Seahawk standouts Becky Berzonski (2005) and two-time winner Carmen Perez-Narbon (2007 & 2009) on the exclusive list. Adams was also named First-Team All-CAA, marking the second time that Adams has earned all-conference recognition as she was a Second-Team All-CAA honoree following the 2011-12 campaign.
“I am so proud of Lori Beth and how she has competed this year,” said UNCW Head Coach Cindy Ho. “It is a very well deserved honor. She has worked extremely hard and has been incredibly focused for the past year. Lori Beth is such a consistent player and will continue to improve throughout her career. Not only is she a great player, she is very humble as well.”
A native of Burlington, N.C., Adams has fashioned a team-low 74.32 stroke average in 11 events played during the 2012-13 season. She posted five top-5 finishes and eight top-10 results on her way to earning CAA Player-of-the-Week accolades on six occasions. Currently ranked in the top 75 of the most recent Golfweek (72nd) and Golfstat (74th) individual rankings, Adams was named to the All-Tournament Team at the 2013 CAA Women’s Golf Championships in April after posting a second-place finish at the event.
Just the fourth player in program history to be rewarded with an individual entry to an NCAA Regional, Adams will compete in the 2013 NCAA Women’s Golf Central Regional this week at the Jimmy Austin OU Golf Club in Norman, Okla.
Sophomore Mattie Tobey was also recognized as she was named Second-Team All-CAA. A mid-season addition to the roster, Tobey appeared in six tournaments and fashioned a 79.00 stroke average in 18 rounds played. She carded a career-low 73 in the final round of the Bryan National Collegiate and posted her first top-10 finish with a tie for seventh at the CAA Women’s Golf Championships in April.
“I am also very proud of the effort that Mattie Tobey displayed this spring,” said Ho. “She came onto our team in January after suffering a knee injury this past summer and immediately made an impact on our team.”
WILMINGTON, NC (UNCW) -– UNCW senior second baseman Lauryn Buckworth was named First-Team All-CAA as the Colonial Athletic Association handed out its annual awards Tuesday at the league’s pre-tournament banquet.
Earning all-conference accolades for the first time in her career, Buckworth becomes just the fourth player in program history to earn First-Team All-CAA accolades and the first since Carley Hughes received the distinction during the 2007 season.
“Lauryn had a very consistent year for us at the plate,” said UNCW Head Coach Kristy Norton. “She had quality at bat after quality at bat throughout the season. As a middle infielder, her leadership on the field defensively will be hard to replace.”
A native of Elkton, Md., Buckworth started all but one of the 53 games she played in during the 2013 season and led the Seahawks with a .355 batting average and 55 hits, including a team-best 14 doubles. She ranked second on the squad in runs batted in (29) and struck out a team-low six times in 155 at-bats. Defensively, Buckworth ranked second on the team in assists (83) and third in putouts (85).
In other awards handed out on Tuesday, James Madison’s Sarah Mooney was named CAA Player-of-the-Year while Dukes freshman Jailyn Ford earned Rookie-of-the-Year honors. Hoftra’s Olivia Galati was named Pitcher-of-the-Year and Pride Head Coach Bill Edwards took home Coach-of-the-Year honors.
RALEIGH, NC (UNCW) -– Logan Ratledge collected two hits and knocked in two runs as fifth-ranked NC State took advantage of three UNCW errors in the first three innings to build an early lead on its way to a 7-2 win on Tuesday at Doak Field.
The Wolfpack improved to 38-11 and swept the home-and-home series from the Seahawks, who dropped to 34-15.
Ratledge broke open a 3-0 game with a two-out, two-run single that pushed the lead to 5-0. Trea Turner and Jake Fincher added two hits for the Wolfpack. Tyler Molinaro had two hits for the Seahawks. Travis Orwig earned the win to raise his record to 3-0. He walked one and struck out three in one and 2/3 innings.
Blaze Tart (2-4) was tagged with the loss, allowing six runs, but only one earned over two and 2/3 innings.
Up next: The Seahawks host William & Mary in a key Colonial Athletic Association series beginning on May 9 at 6 p.m.
How it happened: The Wolfpack took advantage of poor Seahawk defense to open a 6-0 lead after three innings. A dropped flyball with two out led to a pair of unearned runs in the second and a fielding error opened the gates for three unearned runs in the third.
Inside the numbers: The Seahawks were 1-for-9 with two out and just 2-for-13 with runners on base … The UNCW bullpen allowed just one run over the final five and 1/3 innings … NCSU knocked in four runs with two out … NCSU starter Brad Stone held the Seahawks to 1-for-10 hitting from the rightside.
Notes: The Seahawks fell to 11-7 on the road … UNCW is now 1-5 vs the ACC this season … Josh Abshire doubled in the ninth inning on the same field his father Les played collegiately … UNCW suffered its first loss of the season against a lefthanded starter.