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WHITEVILLE, NC (WWAY) -- Friday night belonged to the Whiteville Wolfpack. The Whiteville Wolfpack softball team captured the 1-A East Championship with a 3-2 victory over Princeton in game two of a best of three series. Friday's game included a lengthy rain delay along with a light malfunction delay. The Wolfpack will face the winner of the North Stokes-Hiwassee Dam in the state finals next Friday. Game times for the best of three state title series have yet to be released. The Whiteville Wolfpack baseball team attempted to win the 1-A East Championship on Friday, but game two only lasted ten minutes. Rosewood led 1-0 in the top of the 1st inning when was play was halted due to rain. The game will resume on Saturday in Whiteville at 3pm with Rosewood still up 1-0. The winner of the Whiteville-Rosewood best of three series will face East Surry in the state finals next week. Location and game times for the best of three series have yet to be released. UPDATE: see immeediately below: !!! UPDATE: Whiteville came from behind to defeat Rosewood 5-4 on Saturday to claim the best of three series two games to none. Whiteville trailed 3-0 after the first inning. Whiteville will now face East Surry in the state finals, starting Friday, June 6th. Location and game times have yet to be released. ----------------- GAINESVILLE, FL (AP) - Eric Hutting and Carlton Vaughn had two-run hits in the fourth inning to lead Long Beach State to a 6-1 victory over North Carolina on Friday in the opening game of the NCAA baseball Gainesville Regional at Florida's McKethan Stadium. After being retired in order in their first three at-bats, the Dirtbags (33-24), batted around in the fourth against Tar Heels starter Trent Thornton (7-4), scoring all of their runs and on all of their five hits. Hutting drove in two with a single to left and Vaughn followed with a two-run double in the left-center gap against relief pitcher Trevor Kelly. Long Beach sophomore Andrew Rorhbach (7-2) didn't allow a run until the ninth. He gave up seven hits and did not walk a batter in eight and one-third innings. Long Beach plays the Florida-College of Charleston winner; North Carolina (34-26) plays the loser. (Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) ------------------------- COLUMBIA, SC (AP) -- Jordan Montgomery allowed five hits over eight innings to lead South Carolina to a 5-2 victory over Campbell on Friday night, the Gamecocks' 28th straight home NCAA tournament win. Left-hander Montgomery (8-5) tied his season high with nine strikeouts and improved to 5-0 all-time in NCAA games the past three seasons. The Gamecocks (43-16) face Maryland (37-21) in a winner's bracket game Saturday. The Camels (40-20) will try and stay alive in their first NCAA regional since 1990 when they take on Old Dominion (36-25) in an elimination game. Shortstop Marcus Mooney and first baseman Kyle Martin had two RBIs each to power South Carolina, which has not lost at home in the NCAAs since 2002. Campbell had two on in the ninth and twice brought the tying run to the plate. But Gamecocks closer Joel Seddon struck out Elijah Trail and Aaron Vogt to end the game. (Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) ---------------------- EDENTON, NC (SHARKS RELEASE) -- It didn’t take long for the Steamers to experience a thriller in 2014, but that’s exactly what happened Friday night when Edenton beat Wilmington in walk-off fashion, 3-2 at Historic Hicks Field. Tied 2-2 in the bottom of the ninth, Evan Rogers walked to lead off the inning. Ryan Raslowsky grounded out to third to advance Rogers to second. Isaac Smith would lay down a sacrifice bunt to move Rogers over to third that was followed by an 11-pitch walk to Trevor Jones, just to raise the tension. Then Ty Barkell stepped up to the plate to deliver a two-out single to center field to give the Steamers the 3-2 win. It was the first game of the year that Edenton found themselves in a tight game. The Steamers had outscored their opponents 26-5 in their first three games, but that didn’t seem to rattle the nerves of Wilmington starter Tyler Haswell. The freshman from South Carolina did a fine job holding the hot bats of Edenton at bay to keep the Sharks in the game. Haswell finished the game with a final line of 6 innings, 3 hits, an unearned run, a walk and two strikeouts. As for the pitcher on the other side of the bump, Josh Pierce continued a string of quality starts for Edenton early in the season. The lefty from Dakota County Tech pitched 7 innings, allowing 4 hits, an earned run, a walk and 5 strikeouts. Edenton took the early lead in the bottom of the fifth when Dakota Wix took home on a fielder’s choice. Wilmington struck back in the sixth when some good base running by Steven Linkous put him in position to score the Sharks’ first run of the game off a Nate Moorhouse single. Wilmington added to their lead in the top of the eighth when two errors by the Edenton infield brought aboard the necessary base runners for Shawn Sanders to take home off a wild pitch by Caleb Ross. But it was in the next half-inning that Edenton knotted everything up when an Orlando Olivera single brought in Trevor Jones from second, who had walked earlier in the inning. Edenton remains undefeated at 4-0 while Wilmington remains winless at 0-4. The Steamers will travel to 0-4 Petersburg tomorrow while the Sharks go back home to take on 0-4 Morehead City. ----------- NCAA Baseball Charleston 3 Florida 2 ----------- JACKSONVILLE, FL (UNCW) -– UNCW senior Dylan Skinner again ran one of his fastest races of the season but was unable to advance to the NCAA Championships in the 800 meters on Friday at Hodges Stadium in the NCAA East Preliminary Round. Skinner clocked in at 1:49.89, but finished fifth in his heat and 17th overall in the 800 meters. Also concluding his season was junior Cam Walton, who finished third in his Triple Jump flight and 28th overall with a mark of 49-3.5 feet. -----------

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