Sports Briefs: Whisenhunt promoted, 5 KOs in 2.2 innings

Published 12:43 am Tuesday, September 13, 2022

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Whisenhunt gets promoted

Carson Whisenhunt of the Giants did not spend much time in the rookie league. After throwing two scoreless innings with five strikeouts in a 7-3 win over the Cubs, the lefthander was promoted to Single-A San Jose on Aug. 30.

And the second-round draft pick was successful in his California League debut. In 2.2 innings, he gave up no runs, walked none and fanned five. The three hits he allowed were all infield hits.

2 birdies for Sakai

Emerson Vanzant shot 6-over 42 at Winding Creek on Sept. 7. The Davie senior has been so good that the 6-over was actually her worst score of the season.

Although sophomore Kate Sakai shot 57, she enjoyed a pair of birdies. “Kate absolutely has potential,” coach Bob Donley said. “She just needs consistency.”

The War Eagles finished third for the second time in two Central Piedmont Conference meets. The team order: West Forsyth 8-over 116, Reagan 117, Davie 158, Mt. Tabor 166, Reynolds 176, East Forsyth 190, Parkland 199, Glenn 200.

Varsity volleyball splits

CPC juggernaut Reagan dealt Davie’s varsity volleyball team its fifth loss in six matches on Sept. 6. The scores were 25-8, 25-15, 25-5. The visiting Raiders, who haven’t dropped a set all season, improved to 10-0 overall and 3-0 in the league.

Two days later, the War Eagles pounded winless Mt. Tabor at home (25-7, 25-15, 25-5). Davie improved to 4-5, 2-2. Tabor, which has lost 18 of 19 sets on the year, fell to 0-6, 0-4.

JV volleyball wins twice

After losing three of its first four matches, the JV volleyball team picked up two wins last week.

Against Reagan, the War Eagles rallied for a 20-25, 25-17, 15-12 victory.

Coach Tabatha Lyons said Grace Ratledge is her most consistent hitter. She added that “we had good serving runs from Carleigh Croom and Cora Nicholson.”

Davie (3-3 overall) improved to 3-1 in the CPC with a 2-0 win over Tabor. “One of our setters went home sick and we had to run a new lineup,” Lyons said. “Lanah Kruger really stepped up and did a great job setting across the front row.”