The Buies Creek Astros improved to 22-8 at Jim Perry Stadium for the second half of the Carolina League baseball season and moved into a tie for first in the Southern Division standings with Winston-Salem after topping the Carolina Mudcats, 12-7, on Wednesday. Seth Beer, Corey Julks, Jake Adams and J.J. Matijevic had home runs for Buies Creek. The Astros overcame a 5-1 deficit with a nine-run third inning. … Triton’s girls tennis team topped visiting Cape Fear Christian Academy 9-0 on Wednesday. Eagles coach Jay James said the Hawks were very gracious toward his youthful team. … The Campbell men’s soccer team plays Illinois-Chicago in Dallas on Friday at 5 p.m.