Tuesday, June 22

by | Jun 22, 2021 | Quick Hits

Gumaro Benitez of Harnett Central, who plans to play tennis and soccer at Pfeiffer, will have a signing ceremony Wednesday. … N.C. State topped defending champion Vanderbilt, 1-0, in the College World Series on Monday night as Terrell Tatum hit a fifth-inning homer. Sam Highfill pitched seven and one-third innings for the Wolfpack and Evan Justice finished the shutout. … Armando Bacot has announced he will return for his junior season at UNC after averaging 12.3 points and 7.8 rebounds in 2020-21. … Mike Bianco will remain at Ole Miss after interviewing for the baseball coaching vacancy at LSU. … Highly-regarded hitting prospect Wander Franco is scheduled to make his major league debut for host Tampa Bay against Boston tonight (MLB.TV, 7:10 p.m.). Franco was hitting .315 with seven home runs and 35 RBIs in 39 games for the Durham Bulls. … The Los Angeles Clippers, trailing 1-0 in the Western Conference finals of the NBA playoffs, visit Phoenix tonight (ESPN, 9 p.m.).

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