Union Pines Sweeps In CCSSL League Tilts
The Union Pines CCSSL baseball teams swept Pine Forest in league action Monday in Cameron.
The Vike senior team won 9-5 to improve to 2-0 in the conference standings and 2-1 overall and is tied with Jack Britt for first place in the league.
Witt Retinger got the start for Union Pines, allowing four runs over six innings to pick up the win. Tyler Davis came in to pitch the final frame for the Vikings, allowing one run.
Rising junior Nic Collins came through big at the plate, going 3-for-4 with three RBIs. Devan Roberts also provided some offensive pop, blasting a solo home run and later roping an RBI triple in the bottom of the sixth.
The Vikes carried a two-game winning streak into their first road game of the season Tuesday against Southern Lee in a league tilt. Union Pines’ seniors host Jack Britt at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, while the junior team has a bye.
Union Pines’ junior team picked up a 12-2, five-inning win to improve to 3-2 on the season and 2-0 in the conference.
Mason Collins swung the bat very well, according to Hill, making solid contact every time up and notching two hits. Jackson Smith got the pitching win for three innings of work, while Tyler Barber threw the final two innings.
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