Saturday, May 24, 2008

NCHSAA baseball (and girls soccer) update

Rocky Mount stopped D.H. Conley 3-2 Friday night behind the right arm of freshman starting pitcher Benton Moss to sweep the N.C. High School Athletic Association 3-A East Regional championship series.

Rocky Mount won the opener 11-1 at Conley on Thursday night.

The Gryphons (25-5) await the winner of the West Regional series between East Rowan and Belmont South Point, which is tied 1-1 after East Rowan's 17-2 win Friday night. South Point won the opener 1-0. The final game of the best-of-3 series is tonight at East Rowan.

In the 1-A East finals, defending state champion Princeton (coached by Beddingfield graduate Bruce Proctor) was knocked out by Topsail in two games, 6-0 and 6-5.

Here's what happened in other NCHSAA semifinals series.

1-A West finals — Cherryville-South Stokes series tied 1-1
2-A East finals — Hillsborough Orange sweeps Whiteville, 3-2 and 15-5
2-A West finals — East Rutherford 7, Ledford 2 in the first game; Ledford 5, East Rutherford 3 in the second game. Championship is tonight.
4-A East finals — Greenville Rose sweeps Raleigh Sanderson 5-0 and 10-3. Rose lost twice during the regular season to Rocky Mount.
4-A West finals — Charlotte Adrey Kell 5, Charlotte Providence 2 in the first game. No score yet on Friday's game.

NOTE: Ardrey Kell in just its second year of existence will play East Chapel Hill for the 4-A boys dual-team tennis title today. The girls soccer team lost 3-0 to Raleigh Leesville Road in the 4-A championship Friday night and the baseball team is in the hunt for the 4-A crown. Not bad.

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