Sports Briefs: Whisenhunt NCBWA pitcher of the month
Published 8:39 am Thursday, March 18, 2021
Carson Whisenhunt, a freshman pitcher at East Carolina, was named the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association National Pitcher of the Month for February.
The lefthander entered last weekend with a 2-0 record and 1.72 ERA. Za’Haree Maddox of Davie basketball was not only named to the all-conference team, the junior point guard was selected to the All-District 11 First Team.
The Davie varsity boys soccer team lost 3-0 at East Forsyth and 8-1 at Reagan to close the season. Both games were close at halftime, with Davie trailing East 1-0 and Davie tied against Reagan.
At Reagan, Danny Torres knotted things at 1-1 with a 25-yard free kick. The senior had four of the War Eagles’ six goals for the season.
The War Eagles finished 0-12 overall. The Central Piedmont Conference standings: West Forsyth 9-0-1, East Forsyth 6-3-1, Reynolds/Reagan 6-4, Glenn 2-8 and Davie 0-10.
Davie’s JV soccer team fell behind 4-0 but made a run at Reagan before losing 4-2 in its final game. This was the War Eagles’ first action in 15 days.
The The early hole proved too much to overcome. “We started out bad,” coach Johnny Oceguera said. “Three of the goals were from not marking up on their guys.”
Sam Rosser, who was responsible for five of Davie’s 10 goals on the season, put his team on the board with a shot “from almost midfield,” Oceguera said. Teammate Arturo Gomez pulled Davie within 4-2 by drilling a corner kick into the net.
“We came out in the second half and played an amazing half of soccer,” Oceguera said.
Davie only played six games, losing five times.
“The guys played great with it being a different time of the year and dealing with COVID,” he said. “Also, we did not have any subs this game. It’s tough when you play every game with little to no subs and every other team has seven-plus guys on their bench. It was not the season we wanted, but we got it in and they left it all on the field.”
Davie girls lacrosse saw its season end with road losses to Reagan (11-7) and Reynolds (14-2).
At Reagan, Grace Butler (three goals), Ava Rajacich (two) and Nicole Korczyk (two) delivered the scoring, while Hannah Roels made 17 saves.
“We would have loved a few more minutes on the clock,” coach Lydia Moore said. “We outscored them 6-3 in the second half.”
At Reynolds, the Demons rolled to their fifth straight win, all by margins of 10 or greater. Zoey Cleary and Kinnah Chamberlain had Davie’s goals.
The War Eagles dropped the last four games to finish 4-8 overall and fifth in the CPC. The standings: West Forsyth 10-0, Reynolds 8-2, East Forsyth 6-4, Reagan 3-6, Davie 2-8 and Glenn 0-9.
Butler paced Davie with 19 goals. Rajacich had 16, Korczyk eight and Cleary five.
Davie boys lacrosse went out with losses of 16-4 at Reagan and 15-12 at home to Grimsley.
The win was Reagan’s eighth in a row. In the nonconference match, Grimsley put an end to its nine-game losing streak.
“It was very exciting,” assistant coach Corey Tilley said of the season finale against Grimsley. “We had a huge comeback.”
The War Eagles fell in the final four games and finished 5-9 overall and 3-7 in the CPC. The standings: Reynolds/Reagan 9-1, East Forsyth 6-4, West Forsyth/Davie 3-7 and Glenn 0-10.