N.C. Central’s Christian Triplett blasted two home runs over the famed Green Monster at Fenway Park, the legendary home of the Boston Red Sox, on April 25 against Florida A&M during the HBCU Legacy Weekend Celebration.
On Wednesday, representatives from the Boston Red Sox presented the first baseman with the game’s most valuable player award after he became the first college player to conquer the Green Monster twice in one contest.
Duke: Incoming freshman Angela Salvadores is averaging 19.4 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 0.8 steals to help Spain to a 4-1 record in group play at the FIBA U18 European Championship in Slovenia. Spain dropped a 58-54 decision to France in the final stage and tied France.
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Spain will open medal play Friday against Belgium and the winner will advance to face the winner of the Italy/Czech Republic contest Saturday. The championship will take place Aug. 9.
Track & Field
Saint Augustine’s: NCAA Division II champion and A five-time All-American Tia-Adana Belle captured a bronze medal in the women’s 400-meter hurdles Sunday at the Pan American Junior Track & Field Championships in Edmonton, Alberta. Belle, running for Barbados, finished in 1 minute, 0.03 seconds. Anna Cockrell of the United States won gold with a time of 57.10 seconds and Taysia Radoslav of Canada placed second in 59.08.
East Carolina: Coach Ruffin McNeill welcomed members of his 105-man preseason roster to campus to kick off the campaign. Following a couple of meetings and its first team dinner, the Pirates then sat through mandated NCAA meetings before returning to the dorms in preparation for its initial practice scheduled for Thursday afternoon.
East Carolina returns six starters on offense, five on defense and welcomes back a total of 59 lettermen from last year’s squad that finished 5-3 in the American Athletic Conference.
Of the 11 returnees, six have been named to a preseason watch list.