TREA TURNER DURING HIS WOLFPACK DAYS (Photo Courtesy NCSU Sports Information)
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Former North Carolina State University Wolfpack baseball standout Trea Turner (2012-14) and the Washington Nationals are headed to the World Series after its 4-0 sweep in a seven-game series against the St. Louis Cardinals.
It is the first World Series appearance in franchise history for the Nationals.
The Nationals won games one and two, 2-0 and 3-1, respectively, in St. Louis, dominated game three in an 8-1 result and held off the Cardinals, 7-4, in game four in Washington on Tuesday night in front of a huge crowd.
Turner is the eighth player from the Wolfpack baseball program to reach the World Series, and the first since Tracy Woodson with the 1988 Los Angeles Dodgers to accomplish the feat.
So far in the postseason, Turner has started all 10 games at shortstop and led off the batting order for the Nats. He has tallied 12 hits, including three doubles and a home run, drove in three runs and scored six of his own.
Turner, a Florida native, played at North Carolina State University under former Louisburg College assistant skipper Elliott Avent.
He was originally drafted by the San Diego Padres but was acquired by the Nationals in a trade -- and has been a shortstop fixture for Washington ever since.
NASH COUNTY REC: Registration for Nash County Parks and Recreation Department Youth Basketball & Futsal (Indoor Soccer) Leagues will run through November 15 this year.
The Youth Basketball program will accommodate players from the ages of 4-18 years old, whereas the Futsal (Indoor Soccer) League will be for participants ages 4-15.
Citizens can register online at nashcounty.recdesk.com/community or they can go to the office, which is located on the 3rd floor of the Administrative Building in Downtown Nashville.
If there are any questions regarding the programs, feel free to contact the office at (252) 462-2628.
BENTONVILLE: Take a ride on a wagon around the historic Harper House at Bentonville Battlefield's annual fall festival Saturday, Oct. 19. The program will include demonstrations by costumed interpreters and a festival atmosphere featuring wagon rides provided by End of the Drive Mule Farm, carnival games, town ball, a pumpkin hunt, and more!
Near the Harper House, historic interpreters will demonstrate the daily life of women and children during the mid-19th century.
Get a glimpse of their everyday tasks such as open-hearth cooking, spinning, and cider making. Visitors will be able to speak to the interpreters about how shortages affected their lives and what substitutions were made during the years of the Civil War.
Though admission for most games and activities are free, wagon rides will cost $2 each. Children ages 5 and under ride for free!
We're on A Roll hotdogs and Kona Ice will be selling concessions.
Everyone is invited to join in a game of town ball, a form of baseball that was played during 19th century community gatherings. The program is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Activities are subject to change without notice. For more information about activities, contact Chad Jefferds at (910) 594-0789 x203.
NCWC FOOTBALL: The North Carolina Wesleyan College Football team cruised to a 44-7 homecoming win over Greensboro College last Saturday in the first-ever football game played on campus at the Vernon T. Bradley Complex.
Wesleyan scored 37 points in the first half on 5 touchdowns as the Bishops raced out to a 30-0 lead midway through the 2nd quarter.
Wesleyan would then add a third quarter touchdown before running out the clock for the win improving to 3-2 overall for the year and 2-0 in the USA South. Greensboro falls to 1-4.
Wesleyan got on the board first as they turned a fumble into a combined 45-yard punt return by Kevin Alford and Mar'Cris Jackson to lead 7-0 early.
The Bishops would then complete a 3-play 66-yard drive with a 18-yard TD pass from senior QB Donielle Totten to freshman RB Sensier Carnes to take a 14-0 lead.
That score was set up by a Darian Curley 44-yard rush.
North Carolina Wesleyan would take a 17-0 lead into the second quarter after an Eddie Graham field goal before the Bishops would drive 73 yards on 12 plays to make it 23-0 on a 12-yard TD pass from Totten to sophomore WR Tyler Roberts.