College Sports

College Notebook: East Carolina tops Princeton 8-3 for sixth straight baseball win

East Carolina completed a two-game midweek baseball sweep of Princeton on Wednesday afternoon with an 8-3 win at Clark-LeClair Stadium.

The Pirates (15-6) have won 9 of 10, including six straight. Princeton fell to 1-11.

Nick Durazo (1-0) picked up his first win of the season, allowing one unearned run on four hits with four strikeouts in five innings. The left-hander retired nine of the first 10 batters he faced.

Eight of ECU’s nine starters recorded at least one hit, led by Luke Lowery’s 4-for-5 performance. Parker Lamm had three hits and two RBIs. Charlie Yorgen also drove in two runs, and Jackson Mims, Eric Tyler and Travis Watkins each added a pair of hits.

Chris Bodurian (0-1) took the loss, working four innings where he was touched for seven runs on 12 hits.

Duke 5, Columbia 2: The host Blue Devils (15-5) scored three runs over the first two innings and added a pair of late insurance runs to defeat the Lions (3-8) at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Andy Perez led off the bottom of the first with a home run for one of his two RBIs. Jack Labosky drove in two.

N.C. Central 4-7, UMES 3-1: The Eagles (8-11) extended their home winning streak to five games with a doubleheader sweep of Maryland Eastern Shore (5-13). Christian Triplett homered in Game 2.

N.C. State 8, UNC Greensboro 3: Jake Fincher went 3-5 with two RBIs and one run scored, and the host host Wolfpack (11-8) drew a season-high 10 walks to beat the Spartans (7-11). Joe O’Donnell (1-0) relieved starter Brad Stone to earn the win.


North Carolina: Senior Gillian Litynski was named the inaugural ACC women’s sabre Fencer of the Year, and women’s team coach Ron Miller was selected as the first Coach of the Year in a vote by the league’s four head coaches.

Litynski will cap her collegiate career this weekend at the NCAA championships in Columbus, Ohio. She qualified for the fourth year and will begin competing on Saturday.


N.C. State 11, UNC Greensboro 8: The visiting Wolfpack (15-9) had 11 hits, including at least one from each starter, and Emily Weiman earned the win against the Spartans (12-9) after giving up four runs, none earned, and striking out six batters over four innings.


N.C. State 6, Charlotte 1: Joanna Nalborska was pushed to three sets at No. 1 by Victoria Pahlett, but won 6-7 (2-7), 7-6 (7-3), 1-0 (12-10) as the host Wolfpack (9-6) women won their final nonconference match of the season. N.C. State won 2 of 3 to take the doubles point and its only singles loss was at No. 6.

Winthrop 4, Campbell 3: The host Camels (7-6) were unable to hold a 3-0 lead after taking the doubles points and straight-sets victories at Nos. 3 and 4 singles by Lukas Schaefer and Jonathan O’Neal. The Eagles improved to 9-4.

Track and Field

The United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced the Men’s and women’s Division I All-America honorees earlier this week. The top eight finishers in each event at the DI championships were first-team All-Americans, the rest of the finishers were designated second team All-Americans and qualifiers who did not finish or were disqualified were honorable Mention:

Duke: Men’s first team – Brett Bofinger, Henry Farley, Nate McClafferty, Brian Schoepfer (distance medley relay); Men’s second team – Shaun Thompson (5000 meters). women’s first team – Megan Clark Duke (pole vault); Lauren Hansson Duke, Elizabeth Kerpon, Madeline Kopp, Madeline Price Duke (4x400 relay). women’s second team – Teddi Maslowski (long jump).

East Carolina: Men’s first team – Avion Jones (high jump).

N.C. State: Men’s second – Jonathan Addison (long jump); women’s first – Nicole Chavis (weight throw); Samantha George, Kenyetta Iyevbele, Megan Moye, Tiana Patillo (distance medley relay). women’s second – Alexis Perry (long jump).

North Carolina: Men’s first team – Javonte Lipsey, Kenneth Selmon, Sean Sutton, Ceo Ways (4x400). Men’s second team – AJ Hicks (weight throw). women’s first team – Xenia Rahn (pentathlon); Elizabeth Whelan (800).