UNC Asheville Bulldogs Fall 10-9 at USC Upstate in 12 Innings

February 22, 2017

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The UNC Asheville baseball team came out swinging Wednesday afternoon, scoring in bunches early, but the Bulldogs ultimately fell 10-9 in 12 innings to USC Upstate at Harley Park. The Bulldogs (1-3) wasted little time getting on the board as they scored two runs in the top of the first inning after Carmine Pagano and Chris Troost reached base off a hit by pitch and a four-ball walk. Two batters later, Brandon Lankford doubled…

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Holba Tosses Six Scoreless Frames, Riles And Yorgen Combine To Drive In Seven Runs

February 22, 2017

BUIES CREEK, N.C. – Chris Holba tossed six shutout innings while T.J. Riles and Charlie Yorgen combined to drive in seven runs helping No. 11 East Carolina to a 10-0 win over Campbell Wednesday afternoon in front of a record crowd of 1,563 at Jim Perry Stadium. With the win the Pirates improve to 1-3 and the Camels fall to 2-2.   Chris Holba (1-0), who made his second career…

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Frisbee Garners SoCon Student-Athlete of the Week Accolades

February 22, 2017

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Sophomore starting pitcher Matt Frisbee (Candler, N.C./Enka) has earned the Southern Conference’s Scholar-Athlete of the Week award for his performance on opening weekend as announced by the league office Wednesday morning.  This is the first Scholar-Athlete award for Frisbee. He is a nutrition major who has recorded a 3.4 GPA in his first three semesters at UNCG.  Frisbee earned the win as he logged 7.0 shutout innings…

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Paul Soliai: 10 Year NFL Vet Released

February 22, 2017

The Carolina Panthers have released defensive tackle Paul Soliai, the team announced Tuesday.   Soliai joined the Panthers as a free agent in 2016 and played in 10 games with one start. He tallied five tackles, two quarterback pressures and one fumble recovery.   A veteran of 10 NFL seasons with Miami (2007-13), Atlanta (2014-15) and Carolina (2016), Soliai has played in 138 career regular season games with 87 starts….

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Carolina Panthers Part Ways With Tolbert

February 22, 2017

The Carolina Panthers have released fullback Mike Tolbert, the team announced Tuesday.   “I feel very fortunate to have coached Mike for nearly his entire career,” said head coach Ron Rivera, who coached Tolbert in San Diego from 2008-10 and in Carolina from 2012-16. “He was someone we targeted in 2012 because we felt he would be a good addition to our offense and he was very productive for us….

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MOISIO LEADS UNCW AFTER FIRST DAY AT CENTRAL DISTRICT INVITATIONAL

February 20, 2017

PORT ST. LUCIE, Florida – Sophomore Ellinoora Moisio fired an eight-over par total of 152 as UNCW completed the first two rounds of the Central District Invitational hosted by Michigan State at the St. Lucie Trail Golf Club on Monday afternoon.   Led by Moisio, the Seahawks finished the day in 10th place with a two-round total of 623 (+47). Furman enters the final round as the team leader after…

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YAKIMA CLIFTON AND SHANTEL BENNETT OF FAYETTEVILLE STATE EARN 2017 CIAA HONORS

February 20, 2017

Charlotte, NC – The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) has announced Fayetteville State University women’s basketball sophomore forward Yakima Clifton (Durham, NC) and freshman guard Shantel Bennett (Clayton, NC) as members of the 2017 All-CIAA and CIAA All-Rookie Teams, respectively. Selections were elected by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association and the Sports Information Directors Association. Clifton played in 23 and started 11 games during the regular season. She finished with…

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Troost Named Big South Conference Come Ready Nutrition Freshman of the Week

February 20, 2017

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – UNC Asheville baseball true freshman Chris Troost has been named the first-ever Big South Conference’s Come Ready Nutrition Freshman of the Week as announced by the conference office Monday afternoon. “Chris has been working hard on his approach at the plate since he got here,” said head coach Scott Friedholm. “This is a well-deserved honor and part of the credit should go to assistant coaches Jonathan Johnston and Chris Bresnahan for their tireless efforts working…

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UNC Pembroke: Track & Field Tops Three More School Records At Kent Taylor Invite

February 19, 2017

CHAPEL HILL – Freshman Silus Kipkoech broke a 40-year-old school record in the 5,000-meter run, Jeanna Cube broke her third school record in two weeks and the women’s distance medley team broke another record by more than eight seconds to highlight action for the UNC Pembroke track & field team on Sunday afternoon in Chapel Hill. Sunday’s performances at the Kent Taylor Invite – which served as the regular season…

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No. 8 OLE MISS SWEEPS SERIES AGAINST No. 6 ECU, 8-6

February 19, 2017

OXFORD, Miss. – Eighth-ranked Ole Miss scored six unanswered runs in the sixth and seventh innings to complete a three-game sweep of No. 6 East Carolina Sunday afternoon at Swayze Field. With the win the Rebels improve to 3-0, while the Pirates fall to 0-3 to start the season.   Ryan Rolison (1-0) picked up the win working one inning of relief where he allowed one run (earned) on one…

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