Trent Fennell (Triton, Barton) had a rough start with the Spokane Indians but the right-hander has lowered his earned run average to 3.31. … Matthew Barefoot (Midway, Campbell) went 3-for-5 with a run and an RBI for the Asheville Tourists on Thursday in a 6-5 road win over the Rome Braves. … The NCHSAA has extended the baseball season through Saturday due to adverse weather this week and will put together the brackets for the state playoffs on Sunday. … – Athanas Kioko of Campbell runs in the NCAA men’s 5,000-meter championship in Eugene, Oregon, tonight (ESPN2, 9:55 p.m.). … East Carolina and N.C. State open best-of-three Super Regional baseball play on the road. The Pirates are at Vanderbilt (ESPN2, noon) and the Wolfpack plays at Arkansas (ESPNU, 6 p.m.). … Milwaukee topped visiting Brooklyn, 86-83, to cut the Nets’ lead in that NBA playoff series to 2-1. Host Utah got 37 points from Donovan Mitchell and 20 rebounds from Rudy Gobert in a 117-111 win over the Los Angeles Clippers as the Jazz took a 2-0 series lead. … Visiting Philadelphia and Atlanta are tied 1-1 going into tonight’s game (ESPN, 6:30 p.m.). Host Denver trails Phoenix 0-2 (ESPN, 9 p.m.). … Chesson Hadley and Erik Van Rooyen had the early lead today at 8-under par in the Palmetto Championship.