Next Level: D'Ostroph Earns Big South Recognition
Charleston Southern junior Amanda D’Ostroph has been named Big South Conference Women’s Golf Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
A member of two state championship teams at Union Pines, D’Ostroph leads her team with a 77.24 stroke average and has had two top-10 finishes this year. She has also maintained a 4.0 GPA as a biology major. She is a member of numerous honors organizations and helped start CSU’s Pre-Pharmacy Association.
The award voted on by the sports information directors was announced at the conference banquet on Monday.
Michael McGowan, an O’Neal graduate, recorded a top-five finish in helping the UNC golf team come in fourth at last weekend’s River Landing Golf Tournament hosted by East Carolina.
The Tar Heel junior was tied for fifth individually after rounds of 71-68-72—211. Teammate Patrick Barrett, a junior from Pinecrest, finished 19th with scores of 74-71-71—216 in the event won by Liberty.
Pinecrest graduate Josh Haley can count himself among the top baseball players in NCAA Division II as he continues to build on an outstanding senior season at UNC Pembroke.
Current Division II statistics show the Brave center fielder and leadoff man second in the nation in runs (55), third in hits (65) and sixth in stolen bases (28-for-33). He is among the Peach Belt Conference leaders in a number of categories, including second in batting average (.409).
Haley, who has a .354 average for his career, was named Peach Belt Player of the Week after going 11-for-15 over the weekend as the Braves took two of three and knocked Lander out of first place.
Union Pines grad Bryan Collins gave the Braves a quality start on Friday, allowing three earned runs in six innings of a 6-5 Braves’ victory.
Former Pinecrest teammates Joe Herbert and Andrew MacDonald are among the leaders in wins for the pitching staffs at Winston-Salem State and Elon, respectively.
Herbert improved to 5-0 when the heavy hitting Rams put a 10-spot on the board against Shaw before he threw his first pitch in last Saturday’s game. The sophomore right-hander has an ERA of 2.17 and is second on the team with 45 innings of work.
MacDonald, a left-handed relief specialist for the Phoenix, did not allow a run in two appearances last week totaling 6 1/3 innings. He was credited with the victory in a 7-5 win over Samford to improve to 4-1. He has a 2.10 ERA covering 14 outings.
Another former Patriot, Bailey Rush, singled home the first two runs for The Citadel with a second-inning single in Saturday’s game at Samford.
The freshman shortstop went 3-for-3 as the Bulldogs prevailed 5-4.
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