NCCU baseball alumni Triplett signs pro contract
Former N.C. Central baseball first baseman Christian Triplett has signed a contract to play for the Tucson Saguaros of the Pecos League.
Triplett finished his NCCU career as one of the top power hitters in the modern era with 19 home runs, 89 RBIs and 34 doubles in his four seasons. He’s also within the career top 10 with 131 hits and 222 total bases and was a lineup fixture with 169 games played and 160 starts.
Triplett has started well with the Saguaros, with eight hits, three RBIs and six runs scored in his first 11 games. The Saguaros are located in Tucson, Arizona, and participate in the 12-team Pecos League, which began play in 2011. Tucson joined the league in 2016 and won the league championship in its inaugural season.
ECU: Coach Cliff Godwin has been named to the 2017 14U National Team Development Program staff, according to a release by USA Baseball.
Track and Field
UNC: Five Tar Heels will compete at the NCAA Division I Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon from this week. RJ Alowonle and Kenny Selmon will compete in the 400-meter hurdles, Ceo Ways will compete in the 400, Anna Eaton will compete in the pole vault and Sarah Howard will compete in the shot put.
Duke: Ten Blue Devils will conclude the outdoor season at the NCAA Championships this week. Junior Madison Heath, senior Madeline Kopp, Maddy Price, MacKenzie Kerr and graduate student Daniel Golubovic are all making consecutive trips.
Elon: Junior Bryanna Hames will represent the Phoenix at the NCAA Championships, becoming the first athlete of the program to compete at the national meet. Hames will compete in the discus throw on Saturday. That event is scheduled to begin at 6:05 p.m.
Duke: Rising senior Katherine Maitland continued to tack on honors to her 2017 campaign, being named to the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Region 3 First Team. Maitland bumped up to the first team in 2017 after receiving CRCA Second Team accolades in 2016. As a first team all-region pick, Maitland is eligible for All-America awards selection.
Wake Forest: Jason Lowe has been promoted from assistant coach to associate head coach. He has been a vital component in recent recruiting success, including the 2017 class which currently ranks 14th nationally and sixth in the ACC, according to Top Drawer Soccer.
Duke: After recently rounding up another successful year that saw its players advance to the NCAA Championships in Sugar Grove, Ill., Alex Smalley and Max Greyserman progressed to the U.S. Open after a noteworthy weekend at their respective qualifiers.
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