Friday, June 12, 2009

NC/SC All-Star Baseball Challenge - teams split games

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - North Carolina came away with a 9-2 win in Game 2 of the N.C.-S.C. All-Star Baseball Challenge Friday after dropping rain-delayed Game 1 8-3 at BB&T Field, home of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans.

Rain in the Conway S.C. area Thursday evening curtailed Game 1 of the event which started at Coastal Carolina's Watson Stadium.

Game 1 was suspended with South Carolina leading 8-3 going into the bottom of the sixth inning. S.C. had plated seven runs in the top of the sixth to take the lead before play was stopped. But North Carolina had no luck in making a comeback when play was resumed.

In Game 3, Eastern Wayne's John Wooten, son of Rocky Mount alum Sonny Wooten (a member of the 1973 RMSH 4-A baseball state championship team), was the hitting star. The East Carolina-bound slugger, who led the state in home runs this past season (18), knocked in three runs.

Rocky Mount's Brian Goodwin and Ben Fish and Northern Nash's Tyler Joyner, who participated in the event, all got quite a bit of playing time in both games. In Game 3, Fish picked up a hit and scored a run, while Goodwin had two infield hits. Fish even caught Joyner for a time in Game 1 Thursday.