Wesleyan, HPCA, East bag baseball victories
WESLEYAN 11, RAVENSCROFT 1 (6)
HIGH POINT — Ryan Clinch went 3 for 4 with a homer and three RBIs as Wesleyan Christian Academy turned back Ravenscroft 11-1 in six innings on Saturday.
Johnny Rollins finished 2 for 3 with a home run and two RBIs for the Trojans (2-3), while Jake Moebius was 2 for 3 with and RBI and Beau Myers was 1 for 2 with a homer. Riley Isenhour (1-1) got the win for Wesleyan, which visits Westchester Country Day on Tuesday at 6 p.m.
HPCA 10, RAVENSCROFT 0 (5)
HIGH POINT — Ben White went 1 for 2 with a two-run homer and Luke Gesell struck out seven and walked two in a five-inning three-hitter as High Point Christian Academy blanked Ravenscroft 10-0 on Saturday.
Levi Gesell finished 3 for 4 with a double and run for the Cougars (5-1), while Zach McLean was 2 for 4 with a double, three RBIs and two runs and Hansen Butler was 2 for 2 with two runs and two RBIs. Stephen Hemrick went 2 for 4 with two runs for HPCA, while plays host to Woodberry Forest on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.
EAST DAVIDSON 9, WHEATMORE 3
THOMASVILLE — East Davidson scored five runs in the second and never looked back en route to a 9-3 win over Wheatmore on Saturday.
Nick Williams (1-1) got the win for the Golden Eagles (3-2), while Tyler Stevens took the loss for the Warriors (0-6).
For East, Nick Williams went 2 for 4 with an RBI, while Ryan McIntire was 2 for 3 with an RBI, Matt Fanary was 2 for 3 and Nathan Campbell was 1 for 3 with a triple and two RBIs.
For Wheatmore: Danny Turnbull went 1 for 4 with a triple and RBI and Paul Walker was 1 for 3 with an RBI.
East plays at Central Davidson Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.
R.J. REYNOLDS 5, SW GUILFORD 0
WINSTON-SALEM — R.J. Reynolds topped Southwest Guilford 5-0 on Saturday.
Logan Welch got the win for Reynolds (5-0). Zach Saylor took the loss for the Cowboys (3-1). Austen Zente went 1 for 3 for Southwest, which visits Trinity on Tuesday at 5 p.m.
HPCA 6, LEDFORD 2
WALLBURG — High Point Christian Academy downed Ledford 6-2 on Saturday.
An impressive two-way performance from Ashlyn Kennedy led HPCA. Kennedy racked up two RBIs on three hits for HPCA. She singled in the first, third, and fifth innings.
Kennedy was a workhorse in the circle for HPCA. Kennedy allowed one earned run, seven hits and three walks while striking out none over seven innings of work.
The Cougars scored four runs in the first inning to build an early lead.
HPCA plays Central Davidson Thursday in Wallburg.
Mary Davis took the pitching loss, giving up 11 hits in seven innings.
For the Panthers, Destiny DeBerry 2 for 4; Brinley Irvin and Erin Crotts went 1 for 2; and Megan Hayworth 1 for 3 with a double.
Ledford plays at Southern Guilford on Tuesday.
WESLEYAN 6, GASTONIA CHRISTIAN 4
WESLEYAN 10, EAST RUTHERFORD 7
GASTONIA — Wesleyan posted a pair of victories on Saturday, outlasting East Rutherford 10-7 and stopping Gaston Christian 6-4 in games as Gaston Christian.
In the win over Gaston, Kayla Brewer went 2 for 4 with a home run and two RBIs. Cayla Cecil was and Genna Autry were 2 for 4 and Annad Robichaud was 1 for 2.
Cecil struck out nine in picking up the win.
Leading hitters against East Rutherford were Reagan Bray (2 for 4, 1 RBI), Katie Bailiff (1 for 3, 2 RBIs), Taylor Bisbee (1 of 1) and Cecil (5 of 5). Kayla Brewer was the winning pitcher.
Wesleyan (7-0) plays host to Metrolina Christian on Monday.
WINSTON-SALEM PREP TAKES 1A CROWN
CHAPEL HILL — Kwa’tre Hollingsworth scored with 3 seconds left to help Winston-Salem Prep beat East Carteret 72-71 in the Class 1A North Carolina High School Athletic Association men’s championship game.
Mike Hughes scored 17 points on Saturday to lead the Phoenix (26-4), who won their third straight state championship. Hughes was named the game’s most valuable player for the third straight season.
Winston-Salem Prep shot 50 percent for the game, including 8-for-20 from 3-point range.
Trevor Willis scored 24 points to lead the Mariners (31-1), while Sam Johnson added 20 points.
East Carteret trailed by five late before Willis knocked down a 3-pointer at the 2:02 mark, then Johnson hit one on the ensuing possession to put the Mariners up 66-65.
Johnson hit another big 3 with 22 seconds left to give East Carteret a 71-70 lead before Hollingsworth answered with the winning basket.
KINSTON CAPTURES THIRD STRAIGHT 2A TITLE
RALEIGH — Brandon Ingram had 28 points and 16 rebounds to help Kinston beat North Rowan 67-57 in the Class 2-A North Carolina High School Athletic Association men’s championship game.
Andrew Lopez added 27 points on Saturday for the Vikings (26-4), who won a third straight state championship. Kinston was in a state final for the sixth time in eight seasons.
Ingram was named the game’s most valuable player.
Kinston shot 47 percent for the game, with Ingram and Lopez combining to make 16 of 28 shots. Lopez made 4 of 6 3-point tries, while Ingram made 13 of 15 free throws.
Jalen Sanders had 19 points and seven rebounds to lead the Cavaliers (22-6), who were in a state final for the first time since winning the 1A crown in 2011.
Mike Bowman added 17 points for North Rowan and Michael Conner Jr. had 15. The Cavaliers shot 42 percent.
FREEDOM TOPS HUNT FOR 3A CHAMPIONSHIP
CHAPEL HILL — Kasen Wilson hit a jumper with 2 seconds left to lift Morganton Freedom past James B. Hunt 59-57 on Saturday night in the Class 3A North Carolina High School Athletic Association men’s championship game.
Chris Bridges scored 19 points and Wilson finished with 12 for Freedom (31-1). The Patriots — who won 4-A titles in 1994 and ‘98 — trailed 57-55 when Gabe Logan converted a three-point play for James B. Hunt with 1:26 left.
Jeron Hemphill hit a tying layup with 34 seconds left and James B. Hunt called a timeout with 30 seconds remaining, but Justin Jefferson turned the ball over with 18 seconds left to set up Wilson’s winner.
Josh Willingham had 16 points and 10 rebounds and Dexter Wright and Justin Jefferson each had 10 points for James B. Hunt (25-3), which was denied its first men’s state title.
CHAPEL HILL SECURES 3A CROWN
CHAPEL HILL — Raziyah Farrington scored 22 points to help Chapel Hill beat Hickory 69-56 on Saturday in the Class 3A North Carolina High School Athletic Association women’s championship game.
Catherine Romaine added 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Tigers (32-0), who were in a state final for the second straight year after losing to Charlotte Harding last season.
Farrington was named the game’s most valuable player.
Sadasia Tipps scored 17 points and Yazman Hannah added 16 for the Red Tornadoes (29-1), who were in a state final for the second time in four years and playing for their first state title since 1999.
Chapel Hill shot 44 percent and jumped to a 23-6 lead by the end of the first quarter to take control early. The Tigers led by 26 points in the third quarter.
Hickory shot 38 percent and committed 24 turnovers, leading to 34 points for Chapel Hill.
MYERS PARK PREVAILS IN 4A FINAL
RALEIGH — Rydeiah Rogers had 25 points and 20 rebounds to help Charlotte Myers Park beat Southeast Raleigh 61-46 on Saturday in the Class 4A North Carolina High School Athletic Association women’s championship game.
Rogers was named the game’s most valuable player for the Mustangs (30-1), who won the title in their first appearance in a state final. She also had four blocked shots and three steals in 30 minutes.
Myers Park shot 40 percent and dominated the glass 55-26, including 22 offensive rebounds that led to 25 second-chance points.
The Mustangs led 16-4 after the first quarter and led by as many as 20.
Tiffany McCarter scored 18 points for the Bulldogs (26-3), who were in their first state final since winning a title in 1999. Southeast Raleigh shot 30 percent for the game, including just 8 of 30 (27 percent) in the opening half.
RAGSDALE 6, WHEATMORE 1
TRINITY — Matt Horkey held Wheatmore scoreless on two hits through six innings, helping visiting Ragsdale prevailed 6-1 on Friday.
Horkey, who struck out nine and walked none as he improved to 2-0, also drove in a run. Cesar Trejo scored a run, drove in another and had two stolen bases. Niko Orfanedes was 2 for 4 with an RBI and a run scored.
Danny Turnbull and Tyler Sheets accounted for Wheatmore’s hits.
Ragsdale plays host to Randelman on Tuesday. Wheatmore goes to East Davidson on Monday.
LEDFORD 5, WESTERN GUILFORD 2
GREENSBORO — Austin Stilley went 3 for 4 and drove in three runs for Ledford in a 5-2 win over Mid-Piedmont 3A foe Western Guilford on Friday.
Chaz Shields laced two doubles and scored a run for the Panthers (4-0, 2-0 MPC). Michael Horrell doubled and had an RBI. Tebo White and Bubba White also scored a run each.
HP CHRISTIAN 5, SOUTHLAKE CHRISTIAN 4
HIGH POINT — Hansen Butler kept Southlake Christian scoreless for four innings while High Point Christian scored all of its runs in a 5-0 victory on Friday.
Butler struck out 11 and allowed just two hits. He aided his cause at the plate, going 2 for 3 and having RBIs in the first, second and fourth. Zach McLean also laced a two-run double in the second.
Stephen Hemrick was 2 for 4 with a double and a run scored for the Cougars (5-0).
SOUTHERN GUILFORD 6, ASHEBORO 3
GREENSBORO — Southern Guilford topped Asheboro 6-3 late Friday.
Taylor Sugg got the win, tossing five innings with five strikeouts and two hits.
For the Storm, Austin Kallam went 2 for 2, while Ryan Hedrick 3 for 4, Ryan Caveness 2 for 3 with two RBIs and Evan Edwards was 2 for 4 with two RBIs.
LEDFORD 14, WESTERN GUILFORD 0 (5)
WALLBURG — Megan Hayworth tossed a one-hitter and struck out four as Ledford defeated Mid-Piedmont 3A foe Western Guilford 14-0 in a game stopped after five innings by the mercy rule.
Leading hitters for the Panthers were Mackenzie Cranford (3 for 3 with two doubles and two RBI’s; Bayleigh Griffith (3 for 4 with four RBIs); Grace Holland (2 for 3 with a one double and one RBI); Destiny DeBerry (2 for 3 with one RBI); Megan Hayworth (2 for 3 with one RBI); and Erin Crotts (2 for 4 with two RBIs).
Ledford (3-1, 2-0 MPC) played host to High Point Christian Saturday.
DAVIE COUNTY 7, E. DAVIDSON 2
MOCKSVILLE — David County topped East Davidson 7-2 in nonconference action on Friday.
Leading hitters for the Golden Eagles included Andrea Grant (1 for 3 with a double), Morgan Key (2 for 3), Brooklyn Hopkins (2 for 4), Bayley Plummer (2 for 2).
WHEATMORE 3, CENTRAL DAVIDSON 0
TRINITY — Morgan Halo struck out 10 for Wheatmore in a 3-0 victory over Central Davidson on Friday.
Leading hitters for the Warriors included Davey Albertson (2 for 3), Sydney Peel (Double) and Nicole Hunter (double).
HP CENTRAL 15, T.W. ANDREWS 2
HIGH POINT — Taylor Martin struck out seven to get the win as High Point Central topped T.W. Andrews 15-2 late Friday.
Madison Reece tripled and drove in two runs for the Bison, while Madison Hamrick had two RBIs and Elana Smith doubled for Central.
RAGSDALE 10, SW GUILFORD 9
HIGH POINT — Marlee Joyce scored five goals for Ragsdale in a 10-9 victory over Southwest Guilford on Friday. Peyton Joyce and Noah Whiting added two goals while Nikki Gough had one for the Tigers (3-0). Joyce added an assist.
Kaitlin Crooks scored three goals for Southwest while Julie Crooks had 2 and Anna Bowers, Savannah Coble, Tessa Hall and Meredith Hall had one each.
Andrea Berry was credited with six saves for Ragsdale while Amanda Dobbins had 14 for Southwest.
SW GUILFORD 11, RAGSDALE 3
JAMESTOWN — Justin Warnock scored six goals and Travis O’Connor 3 as Southwest Guilford sailed past Ragsdale 11-3 on Friday.
Justin Sampson and Cody Ceresi scored a goal each for the Cowboys (3-0). Sampson had three assists, O’Connor 2, Ceresi two and Warnock one.
Preston Butler, Cameron Bope and Jack MacDonald scored a goal each for the Tigers (1-1). Butler, Justin Prairie and Josh Wonders had an assist each.
Ethan Danser snared nine saves for Southwest. Wonders had six for Ragsdale.