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Sports Briefs: Garner golfers win at River Ridge

Trojans win at River Ridge

Garner won Tuesdays Greater Neuse River 4A Conference girls golf match at River Ridge with a combined score of 124, eight strokes ahead of West Johnston.

Nichole Ceyrolles of Garner was the event medalist with a 38, while Lauren Ceyrolles and Emily ONeill added 43s to the winning tally.

Monika Vidlickova of West Johnston shot 40, while Preslee Honeycutt and Blair Koonce both finished at 46.

Clayton was third at 153, paced by Olivia Hall, while Knightdale shot 177 and Southeast Raleigh totaled 185. Allison Stilley led Southeast Raleighs scoring.

South sweeps by West

South Johnston grabbed its fifth volleyball win of the season Wednesday with a 25-8, 25-8, 25-4 sweep of West Johnston.

Alexis Massengill had 10 digs and four kills for South (5-2), while Kathyrn Lee picked up 13 assists and three kills.

Madison Byrd added four kills and three aces, while Lauren Higgins notched four aces.

Mudcats finish season of individual highs, team lows

The Mudcats finished the second half with a 35-35 record, eight games behind second-half champion Salem. Thanks to an epicily bad first half, Carolina was a league worst 57-83 for the season.

Hitting was the strong suit for the Mudcats all season as they led the Carolina League in average at .266 as a team.

Jordan Smith led the league with 151 hits the Mudcats.

Carolina hurler Cody Anderson, who was named the leagues top pitcher last week, led in the league with a 2.34 earned-run average.

Francisco Lindor, Joey Wendle and Anderson were selected as honorary year-end All-Stars for the Carolina League. The Mudcats' three honorees are tied with the Potomac Nationals for the most on the 19-player list. Managers, general managers and media voted for this year's superlatives.

Lindor and Anderson were both named to the midseason All-Star team before a call-up to the Double-A Akron Aeros this summer. Wendle garnered attention for his an outstanding season in his first full year in professional baseball.

The Mudcats averaged 3,354 fans a night at Five County Stadium. Thats slightly down from the 2012 total of 3,418.

The Carolina League playoffs began Wednesday with Lynchburg taking on Potomac and Salem meeting Myrtle Beach.