Smoky Mountain baseball advances to 4th round
Sylva - Smoky Mountain got a dominant pitching perfromance from Anay Younce and beat visiting Forbush 7-1 and will now play top seed North Lincoln in the fourth round.
The Mustangs broke a scoreless tie in the second when J.B. Zimmerman's hot shot went through the shortstop's legs and Jacob Frizzell scored to make it 1-0. Later in the inning Dawson Karup laid down a bunt which brought home Cody Lomonac to make it 2-0. They added another run to make it 3-0, then added another three spot in the fourth. Smoky Mountain improves to 21-3.
In other playoff action: 3A: #3 Reynolds 6 SW Guilford 2. #10 Roberson 4 #2 SE Guilford 1. Reynolds will host Roberson in the 4th round Friday. 2A: #10 Ledford at #2 RS Central ppd. 1A: #2 Murphy 11#7 Pine Lake Prep 1. #4 Lincoln Charter 2 #5 Polk County 1.
In prep soccer: 3A: #4 Roberson beat #5 SW Guilford 3-1 and host 9th seed Weddington in the fourth round--Weddington shocked top seed Charlotte Catholic 3-2 . 1A: #2 South Stokes 6 #7 Polk County 2. #3 Lincoln Charter 6 #6 Murphy 1.
Asheville Christian Academy advances to the NCISAA 2A championship game with a 2-1 win over Arendell Parrott. The Lions play Christ the King in the title match Saturday at 1:30 at at Campbell University.