Right-handed pitcher Paul Gervase (Harnett Central) had 14 strikeouts in 10 and one-third innings for Wake Tech before the 2020 baseball season was halted due to the coronavirus. Tyler Vaughn (Triton) was hitting .235 for the Eagles with three home runs and seven RBIs in 18 games. … Emoni Bates, the No. 1 prospect for the 2022 high school class, has committed to Michigan State. He averaged 31.6 points as a sophomore for Lincoln High in Ypsilanti, Michigan, and won the national Gatorade Player of the Year award. … DeAndre Jordan and Spencer Dinwiddie of the Brooklyn Nets have tested positive for COVID-19. … Washington Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman has announced he is sitting out the 2020 season due to family concerns generated by the pandemic. … Under Armour is looking to break its 15-year, $280 million deal with UCLA, a record for a shoe and apparel deal. The company said it has not received marketing benefits for an extended period.