No, East Wake isn't a repeat-undefeated team in the Central Carolina Scholastic Summer Baseball League.
They aren't playing bad ball, but they dropped one decision to Panther Creek not two weeks ago and another to South Central (Winterville) last night in a 3-2 giveaway. Call it a giveaway when parents call it that — if parents can admit hitting is a problem when it shouldn't be, that's probably the case.
There aren't too many loose-ends when it comes to the Warriors' batting lineup, but the cracking hasn't favored the group too much even when it does happen. It's like a coach once told me — I've never seen someone catch a ground ball.
Although unofficial, and no one's supposed to talk about it, many know there have been some coaches/athletic staff members let go from Knightdale High School, and to many it simply isn't right. To steer clear of finding myself in a pickle, I won't probe deeper into that thought, but will say Knightdale's summer league team is playing relatively decent ball itself.
Coached by Eric Green, the team (2-2 as of Thursday) topped Smithfield-Selma 8-1 last night, and although it may not be a high school game, the win leaves the Knights in the middle of the eastern division, just ahead of Wake Forest-Rolesville.
It may seem like it snuck up on you (it did me, too) but summer league regular season will end in about a month, so if you haven't, but have been meaning to, step out and check it out. It's not just in eastern Wake County, obviously, it's everywhere. Teams like Sanderson, Middle Creek, Jack Britt — teams from everywhere surrounding the Triangle — compete in the league. That being said, you might have some home-town boys to root for.