Sports Briefs: Pinecrest Collects Win in Softball
Pinecrest defeated Jordan-Matthews 12-0 Wednesday in a nonconference girls’ softball game played at Siler City.
Bobbi McDaniel picked up the win, giving up two hits and striking out three in a game shortened to five innings by the 10-run mercy rule.
McDaniel was backed by a flawless defense that never allowed a Jet runner past second base.
“The girls played great,” said Patriot coach Jessica Grooms. “We are hitting the ball hard and putting pressure on the defense. Jordan-Matthews is a great hitting team and Bobbie did a fantastic job on the mound.
“We mixed her pitches up a lot and she hit her spots well. It gave our defense the routine plays needed to win.”
Leading hitters for the Patriots were McDaniel, 3-for-4, Anna Bridgman, 2-for-3, and Dee Baker, Lindsay Parkin and Olivia Cioccolanti, with the three going 1-for-3. Channing Cooper went 1-for-2, and Kaylin Fipps went 1-for-4 to account for the 10 hits the Patriots pounded out.
Pinecrest, now 7-6 overall and 2-3 in the Southeastern Conference, was scheduled to play Lumberton Thursday.
Mustangs Move Up in Golf
In the final Yadkin Valley Conference match before spring break, the North Moore boys’ golf team had its best outing of the season Tuesday at the Piney Point Golf Course.
The Mustangs came in sixth place with a team total of 189, their best score in the six matches played thus far this season.
The team’s previous best was in the season’s second match played at Salisbury’s Corbin Hills Golf Club when they posted a 196.
The Mustangs were paced by Dillion Caviness, who shot a season-best 45 after missing the previous two matches.
Seth Brady and Mason Morris tied for second place for North Moore with rounds of 47. The 47s shot by Brady and Morris are their second best scores of the season. Cole Garner finished with a 50.
Overall team conference leader Gray Stone won the match with a score of 155, earning its fifth match victory in the six played this season.
Gray Stone was followed by West Montgomery with an overall score of 161.
Falcons Fall in Boys’ Tennis
The O’Neal boys’ tennis team fell to Fayetteville Academy in Fayetteville Tuesday by a 7-2 score in its Cape Fear Independent Conference opener.
Junior Garrett Klumpar improved his No. 1 singles record to 4-0 with a 6-0, 6-3 win over Winston Pantelakos. Klumpar joined Evan Davies to pick up the Falcons’ other win with an 8-4 defeat of Winston Pantelakos and Luke Godwin at No. 1 doubles.
O’Neal fell to 1-3 overall, while Fayetteville Academy improved to 3-4 (2-1 conference).
Fayetteville Academy 7, O’Neal 2
Singles — Garrett Klumpar (O) defeated Winston Pantelakos 6-0, 6-3; Luke Godwin (FA) def. Evan Davies 6-1, 6-0; Kevin Collie (FA) def. Crawford Liner 6-1, 6-0; Wesley Pantelakos (FA) def. Ryan Williams 6-1, 6-1; Kevin Esensoy (FA) def. Chinchu Singh 6-2, 6-1; David Esensoy (FA) def. John Ronalter 6-3, 6-2.
Doubles — Klumpar-Davies (O) def. Win. Pantelakos-Godwin 8-4; Collie-Wes Pentelakos (FA) def. Williams-Liner 8-4; Pring-Esensoy (FA) def. Caleb Wood-Dylan Swartz 8-1.
Exhibitions — Wood (O) def. John Stewart 8-2; Camilla-Andreas (FA) def. Philip Casey-Austin Rosenberger 8-0.
Weather Hits Vikes’ Soccer
The Union Pines girls’ soccer team was light two starters from its lineup in Wednesday’s 3-A Cape Fear Valley Conference road tilt with Overhills.
Through one half of action in Spring Lake it showed too as the homestanding Jaguars (8-2-1, 4-2 CFVC) went toe-to-toe with the league-leading and defending CFVC champion Vikes (11-2).
Just as the match reached intermission, with the scored tied at nil-nil, the officials began a 30-minute inclement weather delay that eventually led to a suspension of play.
No date has been established for when the game will be completed.
Inline Hockey Rink Closed
The inline hockey rink at Rassie Wicker Park will be closed Monday, April 9, through Saturday, April 14, for resurfacing and maintenance.
For more information, contact the Pinehurst Parks and Recreation Department at (910) 295-2817 or by email at email@example.com.
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