Three-time all-American pitcher Preston Morrison has helped TCU run up a 51-14 record this season, including a 2-1 record in the College World Series. A 2011 graduate of Cuthbertson High, Morrison shared his thoughts about his college career, being drafted by the Cubs and how he's "trying to mess with the batter a lot" when he's on the mound.
Former Sun Valley High state champion Michael Macchiavello had a 9-7 record in the 184-pound class as a sophomore at N.C. State. He has set a goal of reaching the NCAA tournament in his junior season.
MVP Max Wotell said "it feels better than I thought it would," after leading Marvin Ridge to the 3A state title. The Mavs rallied from a 2-0 deficit by scoring three runs in the fifth and three more in the sixth in a 6-3 win over C.B. Aycock.
Max Wotell threw a two-hit shutout in his final game on the mound for Marvin Ridge High, leading the Mavs to a 2-0 win over Aycock in Game 1 of the 3A state championship series. Alex Leshock scored the winning run and Hunter Colonna added the insurance run for the 28-5 Mavericks.
After knocking on the door with a trip to the state semifinal round in 2013, Marvin Ridge's powerhouse baseball program has reached new heights. The Mavericks are playing C.B. Aycock for the 3A state championship June 5-6 in a best-of-3 series at N.C. State's Doak Field in Raleigh. Senior lefty Max Wotell carries a 13-0 record into the series opener (5 p.m. on June 5).
Parkwood won a share of the RRC baseball title and finished 18-7. The awards have followed, with five Rebels making all-conference and Rocky Richar being named coach of the year.
Cam Newton might have his flaws, but the Carolina Panthers have spent years building their offense around the massive dual-threat QB. Charlotte has never drawn a big time free agent talent in any pro sport, so retaining a talent like Newton is a victory for the Charlotte region.