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Today's Sports

  • West Brunswick teams reach title...

     SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick scored six runs in the bottom of the fifth inning as it rallied to beat Winslow Township (N.J.) 8-7 in a second-round game of the Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational Tuesday, April 7, on Mike Alderson Field.

    The Trojans will play in the title game at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

    West trailed 5-2 in the fifth. Tyler Stanley led off the inning with a walk. With one out, Zachary Johnson singled. Brett Babson singled home a run and Johnson advanced to third. He then scored on a steal of home, cutting the lead to 5-4.

  • Hunter Allen has three hits in...

     GREENVILLE —Hunter Allen and Jackson Mims each recoded three hits, while Charlie Yorgen drove in a pair helping East Carolina (20-13) to a 7-5 win over Campbell (24-8) Tuesday night at Jim Perry Stadium.

    Jacob Wolfe (2-1) notched the win working five-plus frames allowing three runs (all earned) on five hits with three strikeouts and a walk. Reid Love recorded his fourth save of the season surrendering a run (earned) on three hits in the ninth inning.

  • Emile, Lady Trojans slam Davie...

     SHALLOTTE — Leilani Emile hit a grand slam as West Brunswick beat Davie County 15-6 in a second-round game Monday, April 6, of the Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational softball tournament.

    Emile hit the grand slam in the third inning, as West scored six runs and took a 7-3 lead. She finished 3-for-4 with five RBIs.

    Emile, a senior first baseman, has hit a home run in four straight games. West coach Joe Noble said he was unable to recall any of his former players hitting home runs in four straight games.

  • Connor Durham throws five-inning...

     By Michael Paul

    Sports Editor

    SHALLOTTE — Connor Durham, in his first start of the season, threw a five-inning no-hitter as West Brunswick beat Upper Room Christian School (Dix Hills, N.Y.) Monday, April 6, in a first-round game of the Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational baseball tournament.

    Durham, a junior, walked two and struck out seven against URC, playing its first game of the season.

  • Lady Trojans win first-round...

     SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick beat South Columbus 8-4 in a first-round game Monday of the Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational softball tournament.

    West, the visiting team, scored its first run when Haley Long led off with a single, was bunted to second by Caroline Gore and scored on an overthrow of third base on a one-out flyout by Ariana Thomas.

    Leilani Emile then hit a two-run home run as West took a 3-0 lead. The homer was Emile’s third in three games.

  • Scorpions defeat East Columbus...

    SHALLOTTE — North Brunswick beat East Columbus 4-1 in a first-round game Monday of the Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational baseball tournament on Mike Alderson Field.

    Freshman Landen Wright gave up one hit and one run in six innings. He walked one and struck out eight

    The Scorpions are scheduled to play a second-round game at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 7.

  • Teens from nine states compete...

     High schools from all over the United States came to Brunswick County for the Palmetto High School Championships on April 2-4. They played their qualifying round at the Pearl Golf Links on Thursday, April 2, then moved to Ocean Ridge Plantation, where they played Lion’s Paw and Panther’”s Run in the championship finals.

  • Black drum bite saves the day
  • Trojans defeat Cougars 6-1 in...

     SHALLOTTE—A full moon was rising as West Brunswick’s softball team turned into attackers and ambushed South Brunswick 6-1 Thursday night, April 2. The Lady Trojans pounced on the Lady Cougars early, scoring two runs in the first inning and three runs in the third, when Leilani Emile hit a home run out of the park for the second game in a row. West had 10 hits compared with South’s two.

  • Trojans score twice in seventh,...

     SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning and beat South Brunswick 3-2 in a conference baseball game Thursday, April 2, at Mike Alderson field.

    West trailed 2-1 in the seventh. Tyler McDuffie led off with a single. Austin Turner reached on an error. With one out, Charlie Carcich singled, driving in the tying run.

    After an intentional walk loaded the bases, Cameron Davis’ grounder scored the winning run.

    The victory completed a season sweep of the Cougars.