Hoffman, Cannon lead East Carolina over UNC Wilmington

From news releasesApril 4, 2012 

— Freshman Jeff Hoffman struck out seven batters and Jay Cannon drove in three runs as East Carolina blanked UNC Wilmington 5-0 Tuesday night at Brooks Field.

Hoffman scattered five hits over six scoreless innings to earn the win. Redshirt sophomore Tanner Merritt notched his fifth save of the year.

ECU took a 3-0 lead in the third inning on RBI singles by Cannon and Ben Fultz. ECU added two in the ninth to pad its lead.

UNCW starter Travis Bradley (0-1) was the losing pitcher.

Duke 9, Campbell 7: Leading 3-2 heading into the top of the eighth, Duke scored six times in the inning and held on despite a five-run Campbell ninth to defeat the host Camels 9-7 Tuesday night at Taylor Field in Buies Creek.

Dillon Haviland (1-0) got the win in relief. Paul Eyster (1-1) took the loss.

Andy Perez paced the Blue Devils at the plate, finishing 2-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored.

Jeff Kirkland was 3-for-4 with 4 RBIs for the Camels.

Basketball

N.C. Central senior forward Dominique Sutton was selected to the University Division N.C. all-state basketball team Tuesday by members of the N.C. Collegiate Sports Information Association.

Battle tested: After three weeks of balloting, N.C. State guard Staats Battle has been crowned champion of the ESPN Coolest Name in the NCAA tournament bracket.

Battle won the final round of the contest over Marquette’s Vander Blue with 76.8 percent of the fan vote.

Men’s Tennis

Shaw travelled to Durham to take on Division I opponent N.C. Central and came away with a 5-2 win.

The Bears (17-2) won the doubles point and four of six singles matches to secure the win.

Softball

Meredith swept Tuesday’s doubleheader against the Methodist Monarchs.

In the first game Meredith won 6-5. Jessica Dzeskewicz picked up the complete game win.

Emily Cooke’s walk off home run in the second game gave the Avenging Angels (24-8, 10-4 USA South) a 4-3 win and the doubleheader sweep.

Ohio Wesleyan 9-4, Peace 1-7: The Pacers split two games with host N.C. Wesleyan Tuesday.

Men’s Lacrosse

North Carolina sophomore midfielder R.G. Keenan has been named the ACC lacrosse player of the week.

Women’s Lacrosse

North Carolina sophomore Sloane Serpe has been named the ACC defensive player of the week.

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