The Buies Creek Astros split a Carolina League baseball doubleheader at Wilmington (Del.), defeating the Blue Rocks 3-0 in the second game after losing the opener, 1-0, on Saturday. Tyler Ivey (2-3) and Colin McKee (fifth save) combined for the seven-inning shutout. Ivey had eight strikeouts in six innings. Bryan De La Cruz drove in a pair of runs. … In the Tar Heel Leagues state baseball tournament in Hickory, Benson fell 4-0 to Garner in the 8-and-under (Coach pitch) division in an elimination game. In the 12-and-under bracket, South Johnston topped Jamesville 6-2 before being ousted with an 8-3 loss to Sandhills. Western Harnett was knocked out with a 22-8 defeat from Northside after dealing South Johnston a 6-5 setback. … Football practice starts for North Carolina high schools on Monday.