WILMINGTON,NC (WWAY) -- The playoff schedule is set for the American Legion baseball area two playoff action for round two.
Wednesday: game 1 of a best of five playoff series: Whiteville Post 137 vs. Hope Mills
Friday: game 1 of a best of five playoff series: Wilmington Post 10 vs. Morehead City
WILMINGTON,NC (Sharks news release) -- A Grayson Atwood home run in the bottom of the ninth inning lifted the Wilmington Sharks (8-4, 23-15) to a 3-2 victory over the Edenton Steamers (10-5, 28-13) at Buck Hardee Field on Tuesday night.
The North Carolina Tar Heel entered the game as a pinch hitter for third baseman Brad Shaban in the seventh inning, and made head coach Ryan McCleney look like a genius for making the move. After Connor Mitchell led off with a walk and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt, Atwood came up with two outs and blasted a line drive out of the park for his third long ball of the season.
Wilmington trailed 2-1 entering the ninth inning, with starter Mike Frank on the hook for the loss after allowing a pair of unearned runs in the seventh. Wes Hatley came on in relief with two outs and runners on second and third, then allowed one of his inherited runners to score on a single before sitting down his next seven batters to earn the win.
The Sharks had scored first, snapping a scoreless deadlock by stringing together four singles and a fielder’s choice in the sixth inning. Casey Goss was the man who reached on a fielder’s choice, and later became the man who scored the first run of the game.
SOUTHPORT,NC (WWAY) -- This is championship week in North Carolina for Dixie Youth baseball. On Tuesday the Brunswick County All-Stars captured the state title for 13 year olds with a 12-5 victory over the Columbus County All-Stars. Brunswick advances to the Dixie Youth Worlds Series in August in Christiansburg, Virginia.
Hope Mills captured the 14 year old state championship on Tuesday with 15-5 win over Dallas. Hope Mills advances to the Dixie Youth World Series in Covington, Georgia.
LELAND,NC (WWAY) -- Tournament action continued on Tuesday in the Dixie Youth 12 year old state championship. The Columbus County All-Stars are still alive. They beat West Robeson on Tuesday. The winning team will advance to the Dixie World Series in August in Bartow, Florida.
NEW YORK (AP) - The president of the NCAA says he isn't ruling out the possibility of shutting down the Penn State football program in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.
In a PBS interview Monday night, NCAA President Mark Emmert said he doesn't want to "take anything off the table" if the NCAA determines penalties against Penn State are warranted.
Emmert said he's "never seen anything as egregious as this in terms of just overall conduct and behavior inside a university." He added, "What the appropriate penalties are, if there are determinations of violations, we'll have to decide."
The last time the NCAA shut down a football program with the so-called "death penalty" was in the 1980s, when SMU was forced to drop the sport because of extra benefits violations.
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