Thursday, July 8

by | Jul 8, 2021 | Quick Hits

Erwin lost, 12-2, to Sandhills White in the opening round of the Little Tar Heel League District 3 Midget (10-and-under) baseball tournament at Memorial Park in Southern Pines on Wednesday night. Sandhills Blue defeated Western Harnett, 18-0. Erwin and Western play an elimination game on Friday at 8 p.m. … Opening ceremonies are scheduled at the Nathan Harris Athletic Complex at Tyler Park for Dixie Youth baseball tournaments in the AA (8-and-under, coach pitch) and AAA Division 2 (10-and-under, smaller leagues) on Friday evening. Former Clinton, East Carolina and Miami Dolphins running back Leonard Henry will be the guest speaker. Henry has coached at Midway and Hobbton. Dunn AA plays South Columbus on Saturday at 12:30 p.m., Lillington AAA takes on Kings Mountain on Saturday at 2 p.m. and Dunn AAA meets West Lincoln on Saturday at 4 p.m. … Matthew Barefoot (Midway, Campbell) was 1-for-4 with an RBI for the Asheville Tourists in a 5-2 loss at Greensboro on Wednesday. … Collin McHugh, Josh Fleming, Diego Castillo, Matt Wisler and Pete Fairbanks combined for a 7-inning no-hitter for Tampa Bay in a 4-0 win over Cleveland in the second game of a doubleheader on Wednesday. … Tampa Bay won its second straight Stanley Cup with a 1-0 victory over visiting Montreal on Wednesday night as Ross Colton had the game’s only goal in the second period. Andrei Vasilevskiy was in goal for the shutout. … Host Phoenix has a 1-0 lead in the NBA finals going into game two with Milwaukee tonight (ABC, 9 p.m.).

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