Cary News: Sports

Area sports briefs, April 22

Cary and Apex to raise money

On Friday, the Cary and Apex baseball and softball teams will be participating in more than the oldest southwest Wake rivalry. They will be participating in the annual Coaches vs Cancer game. Last year’s games raised more than $10,000. All money raised stays local to help area children with pediatric cancer, according to Cary baseball coach Brian Yerger.

Apex’s softball team hosts Cary at 6 p.m. while the baseball game, also at Apex, starts at 7 p.m.

Rodon gets MLB call

Holly Springs 2011 graduate Carlos Rodon is heading to “The Show.” The lefthanded pitcher will be coming out of the bullpen for the Chicago White Sox after getting the call up on Sunday.

Rodon, who was the MVP of the N.C. High School Athletic Association championship series for the Golden Hawks his senior year before starring at N.C. State, was selected with the third pick of the 2014 MLB Draft and started this year at AAA affiliate Charlotte.

Todd finishes fourth

Green Hope grad Brendon Todd, who won three NCHSAA boys golf titles for the Falcons during his high school career, took fourth at the PGA’s RBC Heritage last weekend at Hilton Head, S.C.. Todd, 29, earned $283,200 for his highest finish this year. Todd made a little more than $3 million last year, which included a win at the HP Byron Nelson Championship.

Nominations needed

Green Hope is seeking nominations for its first athletics hall of fame. More information is available at

Panther Creek soccer

Panther Creek’s girls soccer team tied Charlotte’s Myers Park 1-1 on Saturday in a possible championship preview between the No. 1 and No. 3 teams in the state. The Catamounts, who are still undefeated, made the trip to Charlotte Friday night for Saturday’s contest.

Wake Tech baseball

Wake Tech baseball, which plays its home games at the USA Baseball Complex in Cary, is nationally-ranked for the first time. The Eagles are 27-6 overall and sit 13th in this week’s National Junior College Athletic Association Division II rankings entering this week.

Invasion falls

The Cary Invasion lost for only the second time all year when it fell Saturday to the Raleigh Revolt, 104-97. Cary is still atop the Tobacco Road Basketball League’s East Division, but its lead is slim with Raleigh and the Wilmington Sea Dawgs tied for second.