http://www.brunswickbeacon.com/sports/rss.xml en Hope Mills ends Brunswick’s American Legion Baseball season http://www.brunswickbeacon.com/content/hope-mills-ends-brunswick%E2%80%99s-american-legion-baseball-season <img src="http://www.brunswickbeacon.com/sites/www.brunswickbeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/tyler_mcduffie_hope_.jpg" alt="Brunswick County second baseman Tyler McDuffie is ready to grab the throw and tag the Hope Mills runner in the American Legion Baseball game Monday, July 6" title="Brunswick County second baseman Tyler McDuffie is ready to grab the throw and tag the Hope Mills runner in the American Legion Baseball game Monday, July 6" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> SHALLOTTE &mdash;&nbsp;Hope Mills beat Brunswick County 6-0 in nine innings Monday, July 6, on Mike Alderson Field and finished a three-game sweep in the first round of the American Legion Baseball playoffs.</p> <p> Brunswick was held to six hits and struck out 14 times against two pitchers. Chris Graham had a single and a double. Caleb Clemmons also had a double.</p> <p> Brunswick turned a double play but also made five errors.</p> <p> Hope Mills finished with 10 hits and no errors. It struck out seven times against three pitchers.</p> Myrtle Beach Speedway season update http://www.brunswickbeacon.com/content/myrtle-beach-speedway-season-update <img src="http://www.brunswickbeacon.com/sites/www.brunswickbeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/randy_hewett_mbs_u.jpg" alt="Randy Hewett won the Mini Stock race July 2." title="Randy Hewett won the Mini Stock race July 2." align="left" hspace="6" /> McCumbee gets first victory in sports car series http://www.brunswickbeacon.com/content/mccumbee-gets-first-victory-sports-car-series <img src="http://www.brunswickbeacon.com/sites/www.brunswickbeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/mcaleer_and_mccumbee.jpg" alt="Stevan McAleer and Chad McCumbee won in the rain at Watkins Glen." title="Stevan McAleer and Chad McCumbee won in the rain at Watkins Glen." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Chad McCumbee and Stevan McAleer won the Continental Tire 150 Saturday, June 27, at Watkins Glen International.</p> <p> McCumbee passed TOTAL Pole Award winner Justin Piscitell for the lead on the sixth circuit and joined McAleer in dominating the remainder of the IMSA race in winning the Street Tuner class. They drove the No. 5 C.J. Wilson Racing ModSpace Mazda MX-5.</p> Rankin blocks kick, helps Fever triumph http://www.brunswickbeacon.com/content/rankin-blocks-kick-helps-fever-triumph <img src="http://www.brunswickbeacon.com/sites/www.brunswickbeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/brandon_rankin_2105_0.jpg" alt="Brandon Rankin tackles a Billings Wolves player in an Indoor Football League game in May. Rankin has helped lead the Tri-Cities Fever into the IFL playoffs." title="Brandon Rankin tackles a Billings Wolves player in an Indoor Football League game in May. Rankin has helped lead the Tri-Cities Fever into the IFL playoffs." align="left" hspace="6" width="118" height="85" /><p> Brandon Rankin helped the Tri-Cities Fever win its final football game of the regular season by blocking an attempted field goal.</p> <p> The block enabled the Fever to beat the Iowa Barnstormers 42-39 June 13 in the Indoor Football League game in Kennewick, Wash.</p> <p> For Rankin, a West Brunswick graduate who turns 27 on June 24, the block was his third of the season.</p> Brunswick beats Whiteville in American Legion Baseball http://www.brunswickbeacon.com/content/brunswick-beats-whiteville-american-legion-baseball <img src="http://www.brunswickbeacon.com/sites/www.brunswickbeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/tyler_mcduffie_wl.jpg" alt="After tagging the Whiteville runner, second baseman Tyler McDuffie leaps." title="After tagging the Whiteville runner, second baseman Tyler McDuffie leaps." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Staff Report</p> <p> Brunswick County beat Whiteville Post 137 11-1 in seven innings in an American Legion baseball game June 23 on Mike Alderson Field.</p> <p> Brunswick runners advanced 12 times either by steal, catcher indifference, passed ball or wild pitch. Brunswick&rsquo;s final two runs scored on a double steals in the seventh inning.</p> Saadiq Johnson to continue basketball career at Averett http://www.brunswickbeacon.com/content/saadiq-johnson-continue-basketball-career-averett-0 <img src="http://www.brunswickbeacon.com/sites/www.brunswickbeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/saadiq_signs_6-11.jpg" alt="With parents Joel Johnson and Saundra Johnson beside him, Saadiq Johnson announced his decision to continue his basketball career at Averett University. In the back are cousin Cavaghn Lawrence, brother Khalil Johnson, West coach Eric Davis and grandfather Lorenzo Johnson." title="With parents Joel Johnson and Saundra Johnson beside him, Saadiq Johnson announced his decision to continue his basketball career at Averett University. In the back are cousin Cavaghn Lawrence, brother Khalil Johnson, West coach Eric Davis and grandfather Lorenzo Johnson." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> SHALLOTTE &mdash;&nbsp;West Brunswick senior Saadiq Johnson has signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Averett Unversity in Danville, Va.</p> <p> &ldquo;They recruited me hard,&rdquo; Johnson said. &ldquo;I fit in well with the players in the program. And they win &mdash; I like to win.&rdquo;</p> <p> Johnson will be receiving nearly $21,000 per year from an academic scholarship.</p> <p> &ldquo;It helps my family so I can go up there, play basketball and get an education,&rdquo; he said.</p> <p> Averett showed an interest in Johnson in the fall.</p> Babson to continue baseball career at SCC http://www.brunswickbeacon.com/content/babson-continue-baseball-career-scc <img src="http://www.brunswickbeacon.com/sites/www.brunswickbeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/babson_signs_6-11.jpg" alt="Seated between parents Scottie Babson and Susie Babson, Brett Babson signed a letter of intent June 2 to play baseball at Southeastern Community College. In the back are West trainer Megan Hardy, West head coach T.J. Spivey, West assistant coach Drew Dull, grandparents Lynda Simmons and Fred Simmons and SCC athletics director Worley Edwards" title="Seated between parents Scottie Babson and Susie Babson, Brett Babson signed a letter of intent June 2 to play baseball at Southeastern Community College. In the back are West trainer Megan Hardy, West head coach T.J. Spivey, West assistant coach Drew Dull, grandparents Lynda Simmons and Fred Simmons and SCC athletics director Worley Edwards" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> SHALLOTTE&nbsp; &mdash; West Brunswick senior Brett Babson signed a letter of intent June 2 to play baseball at Southeastern Community College in Whiteville.</p> <p> &ldquo;I want to get a start on (college baseball) and continue to play ball,&rdquo; Babson said. &ldquo;I plan to transfer and go on to a four-year college.&rdquo;</p> <p> Worley Edwards, the SCC athletics director, was at the signing. (SCC is interviewing for new baseball coach.)</p> Brunswick County American Legion Baseball http://www.brunswickbeacon.com/content/brunswick-county-american-legion-baseball <img src="http://www.brunswickbeacon.com/sites/www.brunswickbeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/tyler_mcduffie_legion_h.jpg" alt="Tyler McDuffie" title="Tyler McDuffie" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The Brunswick County American Legion Baseball team opened its home season June 15&nbsp; and has played three straight home games.</p> <p> Brunswick beat Wilmington Post 10 4-3, beat Jacksonville 13-12 June 16 and lost 8-6 in 10 innings June 17 to Hampstead Post 167.</p> <p> Against Post 167, Brunswick had 13 hits. Kevon Perkins had three singles, a triple and three RBIs. He also walked and caused two balks.</p>