Six players from Johnston County were selected to the N.C. Baseball Coaches Association all-state high school teams. Cleveland’s Tyler Keenan and Ryan Flores made the 3A squad, North Johnston’s Blake McLean and Steven Worley were on the 2A team and Princeton’s Tanner Flowers and Matt Daughtry were on the 1A team.
Keenan hit .471 for the Rams with 28 RBI and 10 extra-base hits. Flores was 7-2 on the mound with a 1.31 earned-run average, four complete games and 66 strikeouts in 58.2 innings pitched. He hit .372 at the plate and scored 30 runs.
McLean hit .382 for the Panthers with 26 runs scored and was 13 of 13 on stolen base attempts. Worley was 8-3 on the mound with a 1.32 ERA and hit .267. He struck out 66 batters in 47.2 innings.
Flowers hit .325 for Princeton with 10 doubles. Daughtry hit .309 with 25 RBI and 15 extra base hits.
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Carolina Boys Junior qualifying at Pine Hollow: Fayetteville native Spencer Oxendine shot a round of 4-under par, 67 to take medalist honors at the sectional qualifying for the Carolinas Junior Boys’ Championship at Pine Hollow Golf Course on Tuesday. Oxendine, a rising high school sophomore, finished two shots clear of Alex Scott of Raleigh. The qualifying cut fell at 77 as 39 juniors from North Carolina advance to the championship proper, which is July 26-28 at The Windemere Club in Blythewood, S.C.
Clayton’s Brady Hooks, a rising sophomore, tied for third with a 70. Rising junior Noah Kallam of Clayton tied for 25th (75) with rising freshman Tyler Dechellis of Clayton. Rising junior Alex Casatelli of Clayton tied for 35th.
Other golf notables: Recent Cleveland High School graduate Patrick Schweitz finished tied for 21st in the 102nd Carolinas Amateur Championship earlier this month at the Country Club of Charleston (S.C.). Schweitz carded 68 in the final round, finishing at 4-over-par for the tournament. … Clayton’s Matthew Hayes won the boys 16-18 division of a Triangle Youth Golf Association one-day tournament at Wildwood Green in Raleigh on July 18. Hayes carded a 69 for the win. Garner’s Trey Capps tied for fourth at 72.