Jul. 22—Caldwell Post 392's season ended Tuesday night with a 7-0 loss to Wilkes Post 31 in the North Carolina American Legion Area IV softball playoffs.
Post 31 scored a run in the bottom of the first and added another in the third, but it was a five-run fifth inning that doomed Caldwell.
Kadie Becker, Jillian Jones got the only two hits of the night for Post 392.
Golf U.S. Junior AmateurMaddox Whittington closed the stroke play portion of the U.S. Junior Amateur with a 4-over 75 on the Cardinal Course of the Country Club of North Carolina in Pinehurst.
Whittington finished at 7 over par with two rounds of 75, well behind medalist Kelly Chinn, who shot 11 under par in the stroke play portion of the event and joined some high-level company as he tied the 36-hole record of 132 and became the latest multiple medalist in the event; he shot the lowest stroke-play score three years ago at Baltusrol Golf Club. Three-time Junior Amateur winner Tiger Woods, Willie Wood and Jim Liu also won multiple medalist honors.
Whittington, who will be a senior at Hibriten High School this fall, recovered from a shaky 39 on his first nine holes of the second round with birdies on 10 and 11 before bogeys got him on the 614-yard par 5 15th and the 224-yard par 3 17th. He closed with an even-par 36 on his final nine holes.
"A week I will never forget! Unbelievable experience playing in the US Junior am here in North Carolina!" he said Wednesday in an Instagram post.