Sports Briefs: Aug. 31, 2014

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Defending champs open with a victory

Defending Carolina 1A Conference champion Princeton opened its conference volleyball season with a 25-10, 25-16, 25-14 victory over James Kenan on Tuesday. Taylor Carroll and Kasey Edwards had eight kills each for the Bulldogs, while Kortney Edwards added six.

Cleveland finishes strong

Cleveland reeled off three consecutive set victories to down Garner in volleyball on Monday, 19-25, 25-13, 25-20, 25-19.

Pirates thump Southern Nash

Corinth Holders rolled by Southern Nash in volleyball on Tuesday, 25-6, 25-16, 25-9. Jamie Turner led the Pirates with nine kills in the victory, while Haley Stancil added six. Kelly Ammons had 16 assists and three aces.

Bulldogs take down Trojans in five

Princeton outlasted South Johnston in five sets of volleyball on Wednesday. The Bulldogs pulled out a 18-25, 25-22, 22-25, 25-19, 15-9 victory.

Jenna Woodard compiled 21 digs to lead a strong Princeton defensive effort, while Hailey Wood had nine kills, five blocks and three aces. Princeton’s Taylor Carroll played a huge role as well with 17 kills and 10 digs and Kasey Edwards added 14 kills and five blocks.

Mudcats’ outfielder honored

Less than 24 hours after catapulting the Carolina Mudcats to a 7-5 win over the Winston-Salem Dash with a ninth-inning home run, outfielder Torsten Boss was named the Hitter of the Week for the Carolina League. The award is for the week of Aug. 18-24.

Boss, 23, hit .467 (7-15) in four games this past week. He cracked two home runs, stroked a double and totaled RBIs. Boss ended the week with a .529 slugging percentage and an impressive .933 OPS.

Through 34 games with Carolina, the Lowell, Mich., resident owns a .227 average with five home runs and 15 RBI. Boss played in 37 games with the Lake County Captains this summer, belting four homers, and he collected 16 RBI.

The Cleveland Indians acquired Boss on April 7 in a trade that sent right-handed pitcher Preston Guilmet to the Baltimore Orioles.

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