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OMAHA, NE (AP) – North Carolina State’s Carlos Rodon pitched eight shutout innings and the Wolfpack knocked ACC pitcher of the year Kent Emanuel out of the game early in an 8-1 victory in their College World Series opener Sunday.

Rodon (10-2) held the No. 1 national seed Tar Heels hitless into the fifth inning. He allowed five hits and struck out eight.

It was the sophomore left-hander’s second straight dominating performance against the Tar Heels. Three weeks ago he allowed one hit and struck out 14 in 10 innings in a 2-1, 18-inning loss in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.

The Wolfpack (50-14) play either UCLA on Tuesday. The Tar Heels (57-11) are one loss from elimination. UNC will play LSU on Tuesday.

Brett Williams, Bryan Adametz and Logan Ratledge had two hits apiece for the Wolfpack.

Emanuel (11-4) failed to get out of the third inning for a second straight start.

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WILMINGTON, NC – The Wilmington Sharks came up just short on Sunday evening as they were beat 6-5 and 1-0 in a doubleheader at home against the Peninsula Pilots.

In game one, which was a continuation from the June 7th matchup between these two teams in Peninsula that was suspended due to rain was picked up in the bottom of the 2nd inning as the Pilots led 4-2. The Sharks started off early tying up the game in the bottom of the third when Zach Houchins and Cody Dolan each drove in a run to make it 4-4.

In the sixth inning, John Fidanza stole second and the throw skipped into center field, which allowed TJ Losby to score from third to give the Sharks their first lead of the ball game 5-4. Wes McGuire came up in the bottom half of the six and drove in two runs on a single through the left side to give the Pilots a 6-5 lead and was enough to give the Pilots the win.
The second game was a seven inning game and had a much different feeling as both starting pitchers came out throwing well on the hill. Tyler Bolton threw six innings for the Sharks as he gave up only two hits and struck out six. Bolton has now thrown 17 scoreless innings in his first three starts for the Sharks as he picked up the no decision on Sunday night.
Garrett Brooks picked up a big RBI single in the top of the seventh inning for the Pilots as that was enough to get the 1-0 win and the Sunday sweep over the Sharks. The Pilots improve to 8-8 with the two wins and the Sharks move to 8-8 with the two loses.

The Wilmington Sharks play at home on Monday evening as they take on Catawba Valley in an exhibition game with a 7:05 p.m. first pitch.


WILMINGTON, NC (HAMMERHEADS)– Wilmington Hammerheads midfielder Daniel Steres made for victory Saturday night with his lone goal against the New York Red Bulls Reserves at Legion Stadium in the 57th minute. The outcome of the match will be evaluated as a regular season USL PRO match in regards to the new partnership between Major League Soccer and USL PRO that was announced earlier this spring.

Wilmington maintained majority possession as the match kicked off and forward Kyle Greig kept up the intensity leading the team down the field with multiple attempts on goal. A hard shot over the crossbar in the 17th minute by Greig put New York on high alert. Wilmington’s Paul Nicholson closely followed Greig with an attempt from the top of the eighteen that nearly went below the crossbar for a chance to put the Hammerheads on the board.

In the 34th minute of play, New York’s Rafhinha attempted to get the ball off his foot for a shot in the box only to be taken away by Wilmington defender Shawn Nicklaw giving the Hammerheads possession and further opportunities as he carried it down the sideline. With the first half coming to a close, a sequence of passes between Wilmington’s Cory Elenio and Daniel Steres made the perfect set up for Nicholson and midfielder Will Heaney to conjure a play that forced the Red Bulls to drop back in their territory and giving Nicholson another attempt at the back of the net.

The lone goal of the night that would eventually give the Hammerheads victory at the final whistle came from Wilmington’s Daniel Steres in the 57th minute off a Gareth Evans assist. Shortly following his assist, Evans attempted a header on New York goalkeeper Santiago Castaño off a corner kick but was answered with a deflection.

After numerous attempts, Greig was near giving the Hammerheads the insurance they needed with a second goal but was called offsides on a late call by the referee. Wilmington goalkeeper Troy Hernandez had his best save of the night as a shot from New York midfielder Marius Obekop forced him to leap in the air for an attempt that almost tucked into the top of the net in the 74th minute.


ARDMORE, PA (AP) – Justin Rose is the first Englishman to win the U.S. Open in 43 years.

Rose shot a closing 70 Sunday at Merion Golf Club for a 1-over 281 total and his first major championship. He finished two shots ahead of Phil Mickelson and Jason Day.

The 32-year-old Rose overcame his share of misadventures on a challenging course. He took the solo lead for good when Mickelson and Mahan both dropped shots at No. 15.

He finished with a tap-in for par at the 18th, a hole that didn’t yield a birdie over the final two rounds.

It’s been a long wait for England since Tony Jacklin won the trophy in 1970. Rose has been in contention before. He tied for fifth in 2003 and tied for 10th in 2007.

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Fred Lynch Invitational is just days away. Fred Lynch was the head basketball coach at Laney High School for 26 years compiling over 400 wins. Lynch no longer coaches, but he serves as the school’s athletic director. Nathan Faulk is now the Laney boys head basketball coach. In the summer of 2012 Faulk started the Fred Lynch Invitational to honor Lynch for all the service provided to Laney.

The 2nd Annual Fred Lynch Invitational will be held from June 17-19 at four different venues in New Hanover County: Laney High, Holley Shelter Middle, Trask Middle and Northside Baptist Church. The tournament featured 18 high school teams in 2012. 45 teams will be competing in 2013. We’ll be posting the game schedule online as soon as it’s released from Laney in the coming days. Click the video icon to see our extensive interview with Nathan Faulk.

Click here http://www.laneybasketball.net/ for more info. This includes the schedule of play for each day of the event.


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