Wayne County’s Post 11 set to make a splash

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Every school in Wayne County has at least one student or alumnus represented on the Wayne County Post 11 baseball team and its coach says they’re determined to make a splash this summer.

Leading the lineup are Southern Wayne’s Matt Kornegay and Luke Davis and former Spring Creek player, now Methodist Monarch Christian Yarbrough. Davis and Kornegay led the charge for the Saints baseball team this season as they finished one and two in batting average. Davis also led the Saints in RBI as well with 14 and he was the only Saint to finish the season with a double-digit RBI. Kornegay led the Saints in doubles with eight and he was the only Saint with more than five this season.

In the two years that Yarbrough played at Spring Creek, he was a two-time All-Conference selection and a one-time All-Area and All-State selection. Yarbrough was a freshman at Methodist University this past season and he appeared in 19 games with two starts. The former Gator finished the season with eight stolen bases, two hits, two RBIs, and three walks on the year. He recorded his first hit in his first collegiate at-bat this season against Bridgewater on Feb. 16.

“I feel like Christian Yarbrough will have an opportunity to have a leadership role since he is a returning player and a college freshman,” said Post 11 coach and former UNC Tarheel Adam Pate. “I am excited about what Luke Davis and Matthew Kornegay bring to the table. Both had great years at the plate in a very difficult conference.”

Post 11 will begin play on Thursday, May 16, when it hosts North Raleigh at 7 p.m. The team will also play Friday, May 17, at 7 p.m. when it hosts Wallace. All games will be played at Goldsboro High School.

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