Carlos Rodon of Holly Spring is the Tri-Nine 4-A baseball player of the year and leads the all-conference team.
After going 14-2 in league play, Holly Springs swept the Tri-Nine coach
and player of the year awards and placed four on the Tri-Nine
all-conference baseball teams.
Whitesell (left) was named Coach of the Year.
Golden Hawks star
pitcher Carlos Rodon (left) was Player of the Year. The junior
lefty and N.C. State commit threw a no-hitter, two one-hitters and four shutouts this season. He led the area with 129 strikeouts and a 0.80 ERA.
Here are the rest of the Tri-Nine teams:
On this week's Outer Loops Sports Show, we touch on a number of sports as the playoffs are either here or fast approaching.
- The Tri-Nine baseball picture, and how it's basically down to two teams now and the last playoff spot is between Apex and Fuquay.
- The Tri-Nine softball picture, how Apex has taken the lead and how Green Hope refuses to go away quietly.
- The recent Tri-Nine golf championships, won by Green Hope and Mike Cromie
- The pending Tri-Nine boys tennis championships, later won by Apex's Wesley Barrett and Green Hope's Jake Bowling/Taylor Elliott.
- The upcoming lacrosse playoffs
- And... D. Clay Best says he thinks we'll know something on the new Johnston County football hires as soon as next week.
Carlos Rodon struck out 10 batters and walked four in a 2-0 baseball no-hitter Tuesday against Panther Creek.
Carlos Rodon, junior, Holly Springs baseball
Carlos Rodon, a 6-foot-2, 192-pound junior baseball pitcher/first baseman at Holly Springs High, committed to N.C. State this week.
Last spring as a sophomore, Rodon hit .330 with four home runs and 30 RBI. Rodon was one of six sophomore starters for the three-year-old program that went 19-6 this year.
As a pitcher, he was 2-1 during his sophomore season and posted 67 strikeouts in 40 innings as a freshman.
In a one-week span this year against Fuquay-Varina and Panther Creek, Rodon had two homers with 11 RBI.
Carlos Rodon, a 6-foot-2, 192-pound junior baseball pitcher and first baseman at Holly Springs, committed to N.C. State this week.
Last spring as a sophomore, Rodon hit .330 with four home runs and 30 RBI.
As a pitcher, he was 2-1 as a sophomore. He posted 67 strikeouts and 40 innings as a freshman.