• 4:49 pm NICA racers return to Brown’s Creek Bike Trail in Bladen County
  • 4:34 pm Phase II ahead of schedule in downtown Elizabethtown
  • 2:40 pm UNCW presents a two-night celebration featuring selections from operas and operettas
  • 2:38 pm Southeastern Fellowship Senior Golf Association Plays At Deercroft
  • 2:35 pm State Superintendent Mark Johnson Announces $2 million in Federal Grant Aid to Districts and Schools Affected by 2018 Hurricanes

RED SPRINGS –A 14-run third inning explosion capped a 22-0 victory Sunday night for Elizabethtown over Lumberton American in the District 9 Dixie Youth Baseball AAA (Minors) Tournament.

Conner Padrick pitched a 3-inning shut-out for Elizabethtown striking out three, walking one and allowing only one hit.

Cole Butler ripped a single to centerfield in the Elizabethtown first inning, and Garrett Dunham, Natoren Corbett and Kalec Autry drew walks. Butler and Dunham darted home on wild pitches, and Torrean Cogdell knocked in Corbett and Autry with a single.

Colton Daly drew a walk, and Conner Padrick and Cooper Padrick belted singles that scored Daly. Jordan Hester and Davion Lewis drew walks that forced home Conner Padrick. Dunham’s fielder’s choice plated Cooper Padrick, and Lewis darted home on a passed ball for an 8-0 Elizabethtown lead.

Cogdell and Zach Sholar reached base on errors to begin the Elizabethtown third inning. Daly walked, and Conner Padrick drove in Cogdell and Sholar with a single to left. After Lewis walked, Butler cracked a single that scored Daly. Dunham walked to force home Conner Padrick.

Corbett smacked a single to rightfield that scored Lewis and Butler. Autry belted a single to centerfield that scored Dunham. After Cogdell walked, Sholar hammered a triple that scored Corbett, Autry and Cogdell. Sholar dashed home on a wild pitch.

Daly, Lewis and Butler drew walks before Dunham slammed a double that scored all 3 runners and ended the scoring.

Butler and Conner Padrick both batted 2-3 to lead the Elizabethtown hitters. Sholar blasted the triple, and Dunham ripped a double. Corbett, Autry, Cogdell, and Cooper Padrick connected for one hit each. Elizabethtown also capitalized on 14 walks.

Elizabethtown advanced to a 6 p.m. game Monday against Lumberton National.