Sports Briefs: Whit Merrifield tops in hits since 2017

Published 2:38 pm Tuesday, June 15, 2021

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Merrifield Most Hits Since 2017

At one point last week, Davie County’s Whit Merrifield, the second baseman/leadoff batter for the Kansas City Royals, was No. 1 in Major League Baseball in hits since 2017 with 698. The guys ranked second-fifth were Charlie Blackmon of Colorado at 695, DJ LeMahieu of the New York Yankees at 662, Nolan Arenado of St. Louis at 659 and Nick Castellanos of Cincinnati with 655.

4 Softball Players Make All-District

Four players from Davie’s softball team were named all-district. They were junior London Dirks and sophomores Sydney Dirks, Summer Simpson and Melanie Gobble.

Charity Golf Tournament

The Swing For The Stars charity golf tournament will be held June 19 at Bermuda Run West in Advance.

Registration and lunch will be at 11:30 a.m., with a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. This will be a four-man captain’s choice. The cost is $75 per golfer, the entry fee including green fee, cart, lunch and prizes. Register online at by June 12.

Davie Baseball Camp

The Davie County High School Baseball Future War Eagles Baseball Camp will be held June 21-23 from 9 a.m.-noon for second-sixth graders. The cost is $50. Email coach Bradley Rudisill with any questions at

Volleyball Camp

The War Eagle Volleyball Camp will be held at Davie High July 14-15 from 9 a.m.-noon for rising sixth through eighth graders. The cost is $50 per camper; $40 if registered by June 30. For more information, contact coach Amber Brandon at 336-751-5905 extension 5527 or email at

Girls Basketball Camp

The Davie girls basketball camp will be held July 26-29 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Davie for rising first through eighth graders. The cost is $100 per camper ($75 if registered by June 26). Register on the Davie County website and click “buy event tickets.” For more information, contact coach Lindsey Adams at or at 336-751-5905 extension 5210.