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ASHEBORO, NC (WWAY) -- The Wilmington Post 10 baseball team accomplished something on Monday that no other Post 10 team has been able to do since 1970, and that's advance to the World Series for American Legion Baseball. Post 10 shutout Randolph County on Monday 7-0 to earn the SE Regional title. Chance Shepard had 2 RBI's for Post 10 on Monday. Steven Linkous and Christian Wolfe both had 3 hits on Monday. Pitcher Bryan Sammons threw a complete game shutout. Sammons was named SE Regionals MVP. Sammons pitched 14 innings in the tournament without giving up an earned run.
Post 10 will face Branford, Connecticut at 7:30pm on the first day of American Legion World Series at Keeter Stadium in Shelby, NC.
WILMINGTON, NC (UNCW) -– UNCW scored the final three goals of the game to erase a 1-0 first period deficit and top visiting Campbell, 3-1, in a women’s soccer exhibition game on Monday at the UNCW Soccer Stadium.
The game kicked off shortly before 9 p.m. following several lightning delays.
The Camels opened the scoring in the first period when Kine Thorsvik took a touch past a Seahawk defender and broke in on goal alone. Her shot was deflected by keeper Carolyn Huddy, but momentum carried the ball inside the left post for the goal at the 16:51 mark.
The Seahawks drew even early in the opening minute of the second period when Natalie Winslow was pulled down in front of the CU goal on a cross from the right side. Katie O’Donnell calmly slotted her penalty shot to knot the game at 1-all 45 seconds into the period.
Lexie Krall broke the deadlock for UNCW with just over 10 minutes left in the middle period. Krall was finished off a scramble in front of the goal after CU keeper Samantha Lawson turned aside several close range shots by UNCW. Krall collected a rebound and chipped it into an open goal from five yards out.
UNCW closed out the game’s scoring with 23 minutes left on the clock when Katrina Guillou launched a salvo from 25 yards out that tucked itself just under the cross bar for a 3-1 lead.
The Seahawks held a 17-9 advantage in shots.
Wilmington, NC (HAMMERHEADS) -– The Wilmington Hammerheads are looking to secure the final slot that will qualify them for the 2013 USL PRO playoffs, beginning with their match versus the Pittsburgh Riverhounds, whom are already playoff bound, on Wednesday, August 14, at Legion Stadium.
Pittsburgh claimed their berth in the playoffs following their 3-2 victory over VSI Tampa Bay FC on Sunday at Highmark Stadium. The Hammerheads last encountered the Riverhounds on the road in July, falling short in a 2-1 defeat.
Wilmington swept the Dayton Dutch Lions both home and away within the same week, but are still finding themselves in competition with them as playoffs near closer. Wilmington, Dayton, and Tampa Bay all have the opportunity through different scenarios to become the final seed.
For the playoffs to be in favor for the Hammerheads, they must defeat the Riverhounds on Wednesday and Antigua Barracuda FC on Saturday, August 17, to provide them a total of 36 points in the league standings overall for the regular season. Upon the possibility of winning both matches, Wilmington must also anticipate for the Harrisburg City Islanders to take victory over Dayton on Saturday.
“Unfortunately, our home record has not been as good this season as in the past and it has cost us,” said Hammerheads Head Coach David Irving. “Our home form is always on point and our record this season undoubtedly does not reflect our level of play. However, once we make playoffs it could be a total different season - look at last year and our championship run. The only unfortunate thing about it is we would not receive a home game advantage if given the opportunity.”
Wednesday is Fan Appreciation Night at Legion Stadium and all general admission tickets are $8.00 when purchased online at www.wilmingtonhammerheads.com or at the front gate of the stadium prior to the start of the match.
UNCW closes out its exhibition slate on Aug. 17, when it visits Elon for a 7 p.m. start.
WILMINGTON, NC (UNCW) -– The UNCW women’s tennis team has earned the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s All-Academic Team Award for the ninth time in the last 11 seasons.
The award covered the 2012-13 campaign and five individuals – Olga Blank (Winnipeg, Canada), Kelly Cameron (Hilton Head Island, S.C.), Hamilton Lovett (Raleigh, N.C), Alyssa Ritchie (Franklin, Ohio) and Angie Sekely (Mississagua, Canada) – landed ITA Scholar-Athlete honors.
“This group spent a tremendous amount of time on academics and this honor is much-deserved,” said Evan Clark, UNCW’s second-year head coach. “There were truly students first. I’ve never seen a group work harder in the classroom, so it’s great to see them rewarded in this way by the ITA.”
The ITA All-Academic Team award is open to programs that post a cumulative team grade point average of 3.20 or above (on a 4.00 scale). All eligible student-athletes must compete in one or more varsity matches to count toward the team GPA. ITA Scholar-Athlete winners must be a varsity letter winner, possess a grade point average of at least 3.50 GPA, and be enrolled for at least two semesters.
The Seahawks went 14-7 last year, won four of their last five matches and advanced to the CAA championship match for the first time.