Marvin Ridge got a pinch-hit single from freshman Aaron Pilkington in the bottom of the seventh inning that knocked in two runs and gave his team a 2-1 win over Weddington in the championship game of the SCC tournament on Tuesday night. The Mavs enter the playoffs with a Union County-best 23 wins..
Kyle Buffkin, a 6-10 center who played for Union Academy in 2011-12 and Sun Valley before that, has signed a full scholarship to play basketball at Coastal Carolina in Conway, S.C.
Weddington needed nine innings to eliminate Sun Valley in the semifinal round of the SCC baseball tournament. The Warriors, defending 3A state champions, play Marvin Ridge in the championship game.
Marvin Ridge won the regular season conference title again this year, and now the Mavs will try to repeat as tournament champs when they host archrival Weddington in the final today starting at 7 p.m.
Piedmont's baseball team completed a perfect run through the Rocky River Conference with a 9-1 win over Cuthbertson in the tournament title game on Friday at West Stanly. Corey Sikes improved to 7-0 on the mound with a complete-game one-hitter, Cameron Price had a grand slam and Nigel Hester delivered a two-run triple as the Panthers improved to 22-2.
Monroe High's Brandon Roddy, a guard who led Union County in scoring, has been voted The Enquirer-Journal's Player of the Year after his impressive junior season.