Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Rocky Mount tops Southern Nash for Babe Ruth 14/15U Tourney title

Congrats to the Rocky Mount 14-U Babe Ruth baseball team for winning their conference tournament 8-4 over Southern Nash Monday evening at Nash Central High School.

Despite having only the minimum nine players in attendance, Rocky Mount used a seven-run second inning to give it a comfortable lead early.

Bradley Jackson, who plays for Rocky Mount Academy, got the win for Rocky Mount, while Nolan Farmer was saddled with the loss for Southern.

Many of the Rocky Mount players played at Edwards Middle School last season and will be on the JV squad at Rocky Mount High next spring.

After the game, the Nash County 14-U All-Star team was announced. Yes, the same age group of kids that have had so much success for Nash County this decade. The team begins district play next week in Greenville.

Nash Co. 14/15U Babe Ruth Baseball Tournament
Finals (@ Nash Central HS), Monday

Rocky Mount 8, Southern Nash 4

SN 100 102 0 - 4 8 1
RM 170 000 x - 8 8 2

WP - Bradley Jackson (4IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, 3BB, 5K)
LP - Nolan Farmer (2IP, 8H, 8R, 3ER, 2BB, K)

Leading Hitters:

Southern Nash: Daniel Tyson 3-4, R; Zach Parris 2-3, R; Nolan Farmer 2-3; J.D. Sherrod 1-2, 2R.
Rocky Mount: Bradley Jackson 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI; Ashton Love 1-3, 2B, RBI; James Martin 1-3, RBI; Hunter Watson 1-3, RBI; Spencer Ramsey 1-4, RBI; Tyree Mack 1-3; Lucas Bayless 1-4.

Record: Rocky Mount 12-1

Nash County 14-U All-Star Roster for 2009

Christian Davis, Faith Christian
Jordan Braswell, Faith Christian
J.D. Sherrod, Southern Nash
Evan Brewer, SW Edgecombe
Colby Gilbert, Nash Central
Dillard Rackley, Nash Central
Joey Davis, Nash Central
Spencer Ramsey, Rocky Mount
Bradley Jackson, Rocky Mount
Tyree Mack, Rocky Mount
Adam Bayless, Rocky Mount
Terrance Pittman, Rocky Mount
Hunter Watson, Rocky Mount
Andrew Katkeveck, Rocky Mount

Waiting on a football coach

The Nash-Rocky Mount Board of Education met Monday evening with a lot of issues on its plate.
One was to have been the voting on the hiring of Rocky Mount's new head football coach.

But many other personnel matters during these tough economic times, including the shuffling of principals and assistant principals and the resignation of longtime board member Richard Horner, took precendent on the evening.

So, an approval was not forthcoming for the Gryphons' new head man - at least not Monday evening.

And we will have to wait a few more days at least before the school's selection becomes official!

NASH CENTRAL - Also, there is no word on who will fill the shoes of Michael Mosley, who recently retired as head boys basketball coach and athletic director at Nash Central High.

The skinny out there is that those positions will be split and given to two individuals. But which two, Lord only knows. I'll let you know when I find out.

NEW 6 HOOP NEWS: Two NEW 6 Conference boys basketball players who combined to score almost 4,000 points over the last four seasons have seemingly found college homes.

Wilson Fike's Jeremy Atkinson will be signing this week with hometown Barton College, a Div II school, but he had hopes of latching on with a Div. I team. The 6-3 guard, a three-sport athlete for Fike (football, basketball, tennis) scored 2,001 points for the Golden Demons.

Nash Central guard Trey Sumler reportedly will be headed to Western Carolina to continue his hoop career. The No. 2 guard poured in 1,921 points for the Bulldogs.

Of course, the NEW 6 Conference is no more. The name for the league is now the Big East 3-A Conference - beginning with play this fall.