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WWAY Friday night sports - May 4

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Wilmington, NC (WWAY) – Friday night’s sports segment featured the UNCW baseball team in their series opener against Towson. We also checked out the Laney softball and baseball teams as they tried to position themselves for the postseason. We highlighted more high school baseball action from New Hanover and Hoggard. We also featured high school lacrosse playoff games between the Ashley and Laney girls, as well as the Hoggard boys at home against Holly Springs. We also had a Wilmington Hammerheads update from their game in Los Angeles against the Blues.

Scores and Notes:

SATURDAY MARKS OPENING NIGHT OF THE SEASON AT MYRTLE BEACH SPEEDWAY. THE GRANDSTANDS OPEN AT 5PM, PRACTICES START AT 6PM WITH QUALIFYING STARTING AT 7PM.

THE GREATER WILMINGTON SPORTS HALL OF FAME WILL GROW BY FOUR ON SUNDAY. TROT NIXON, LENNY SIMPSON, DR. JAMES DINEEN AND THE LATE IKE GRAINGER WILL ALL BE INDUCTED AT A CEREMONY ON SUNDAY AT UNCW.

IN PRO SOCCER ON FRIDAY, THE WILMINGTON HAMMERHEADS LOST TO THE LA BLUES 2-1. THE HAMMERHEADS WILL PLAY THE LA BLUES ON SUNDAY IN LOS ANGELES BEFORE RETURNING TO THE PORT CITY.

HERE ARE FRIDAY'S HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS LACROSSE SCORES:
ASHLEY 22 - LANEY 7
APEX 17 - NEW HANOVER 2

HERE ARE FRIDAY’S HIGH SCHOOL BOYS LACROSSE SCORES:
APEX 16 - NEW HANOVER 9
HOLLY SPRINGS 8 - HOGGARD 7

HERE ARE FRIDAY’S HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS SOCCER SCORES:
TOPSAIL 4 - EAST DUPLIN 1
PENDER 3 - TRASK 0

HERE ARE FRIDAY’S HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL SCORES:
PENDER 4 - TRASK 1
WHITEVILLE 6 - SOUTH BRUNSWICK 2
WEST BLADEN 16 - EAST BLADEN 3
ABBY WALTERS WAS 3 FOR 4 AT THE PLATE INCLUDING A HOME RUN. WEST BLADEN SECURES THE WACCAMAW CONFERENCE SOFTBALL TITLE WITH FRIDAY'S WIN.
LANEY 1 - ASHLEY 0
TOPSAIL 8 - EAST DUPLIN 6
ASHLYN REAGAN WAS THE WINNING PITCHER FOR THE PIRATES. TOPSAIL SOFTBALL IS NOW 23-0 ON THE SEASON.
NEW HANOVER 8 - HOGGARD 2

HERE ARE FRIDAY’S HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL SCORES:
WEST BLADEN 4 - EAST BLADEN 0
KYLE MEISMER THREW A 3 HIT SHUTOUT FOR THE KNIGHTS.
ASHLEY 7 - LANEY 1
NEW HANOVER 10 - HOGGARD 1
WHITEVILLE 2 - SOUTH BRUNSWICK 1
TRASK 11 - PENDER 2

IN COLLEGE BASEBALL, UNCW DROPPED FRIDAY'S SERIES OPENER WITH TOWSON 3-1. THE SEAHAWKS DROPPED TO 27-18 OVERALL AND 17-5 IN CAA PLAY. UNCW SQUARES OFF AGAINST TOWSON AGAIN ON SATURDAY AT NOON.

UNCW SOFTBALL GOT SWEPT IN A DOUBLEHEADER AGAINST HOFSTRA ON FRIDAY, 7-0 AND 1-0. CASEY ROWLAND HAD 10 STRIKEOUTS IN THE 1-0 LOSS FOR THE SEAHAWKS.

UNCW MEN'S TRACK & FIELD IS IN THIRD PLACE HEADING INTO SATURDAY'S CAA CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS.

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