Monday, June 12

by | Jun 12, 2023 | Quick Hits

Kennedy Byrd (South Johnston) has been named a National Junior College Athletic Association All American in softball after hitting 35 home runs and compiling a 22-2 pitching record as a freshman for Louisburg (63-5), helping the Hurricanes to the juco DII World Series. … All American Conference awards in girls soccer went to Ava Hollingsworth of Harnett Central for Offensive Player of the Year, Nadia Miller of Overhills for Defensive Player of the Year and Erin Creeden of Overhills for Goalkeeper of the Year. … Virginia topped visiting Duke, 12-2, in the third and deciding game Sunday of a Super Regional in the NCAA baseball tournament. … Host Wake Forest earned its first berth in the College World Series since winning the national title in 1955 with a 22-5 win over Alabama on Sunday as the Demon Deacons hit nine home runs, including three by Brock Wilken, who became the ACC career leader with 70. … Martin Truex Jr. won the NASCAR Cup race Sunday in Sonoma, California. … Canadian Nick Taylor captured the Canadian Open with a 72-foot eagle putt on the fourth playoff hole with Tommy Fleetwood in Toronto. … Kike Hernandez had an RBI single in the 10th inning to lift visiting Boston to a 3-2 victory over the New York Yankees on Sunday night. …Novak Djokpvic won the French Open for his 23rd Grand Slam title in tennis, breaking a record he shared with Rafael Nadal. … Host Denver has a 3-1 lead in the NBA finals and looks to close out Miami tonight (ABC, 8:30 p.m.).


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