Sports Briefs: Whisenhunt ‘ready to go’

Published 6:29 am Tuesday, March 21, 2023

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Whisenhunt is ‘ready to go’

The San Francisco Giants naturally had some concerns with Carson Whisenhunt missing the entire 2022 college baseball season, but the lefthander has pretty much erased those doubts with the work he put in last summer, in the Arizona Fall League and in Spring Training.

“Carson looks a little more muscular; he’s always had a thinner frame,” Giants senior director of player development Kyle Haines said as the second-round pick from Mocksville prepares for his first full season in the minor leagues. “We’re continuing to work on his strength. You never know how it’s going to look coming into camp, but he came in ready to go.”

North beats South handily

North Davie’s baseball team split a pair of lopsided games. North was crushed 18-1 at Wesleyan Christian Academy on March 14. Tanner Steinour (1-2, double), Blake French (1-2, RBI) and Ty Greene (1-2) had the only hits.

“We got taken to the woodshed,” coach Trevor Gooch said. “It was a cold day and we played awful. Hopefully we can flush this game and get ready for the next.”

Two days later, the Wildcats (4-2) were on the right side of a beatdown, winning 13-0 over visiting South Davie. Greene (3 innings) and Noah Potts (two innings) combined for a one-hitter with nine strikeouts.

The biggest hit was delivered by Ian Patton, who hit a three-run double. French tripled and knocked in two. Steinour and Taylor Shenberger each had a double. Mack Ridenhour drove in one with a hit.   

Girls lacrosse beats East

Davie’s girls lacrosse team took down East Forsyth 13-6 on the road on March 16 to improve its record to 2-3. That followed a 16-6 loss to West Forsyth.

Davie’s boys lost both games last week to fall to 1-4. The scores were 9-6 against West and 12-11 against East.

Glow golf at Colin Creek April 1

Colin Creek will hold a glow golf event on April 1. It will be a nine-hole par-3. It will last from approximately 7:10-11 p.m. The price is $21 with a LED ball or $17 if you bring your own ball. A tee time is required. For more information, contact the pro shop at 336-940-2790.

Davie LL golf tournament May 19

Davie Little League is holding a golf tournament to help support raising funds for its new Challenger field. The captain’s choice tournament will be held at Pudding Ridge on May 19. Lunch will be served for players between 12-2 p.m. For more information, contact Leigh Shenberger at 336-287-0305.