College Notes: Area athletes produce notable numbers

Junior outfielder Trevor Marsh of UNC Wilmington was named to the All-Colonial Athletic Association first team in baseball. The Seahawks (34-23) won the league’s regular-season and tournament titles.

Trevor Marsh

Marsh, who played in high school for Asheboro, batted .319 with 12 home runs and 48 runs batted in. He also smacked 13 doubles and one triple and stole three bases. One of his home runs came in the NCAA regional opener against Duke last month at Conway, S.C.

Thomas, White pick up freshman honors

UNC Greensboro pitcher Luke Thomas and Western Carolina pitcher Matt White were named to the Southern Conference all-freshman team.

Thomas, in his first season out of Providence Grove, posted a 4-4 record with a 5.69 earned run average and a team-high three saves. Thomas was used in relief in 18 of his 22 outings. He struck out 50 batters in 55 1/3 innings.

Luke Thomas
Ryan White

Thomas shared the team-high mark in victories with Randleman alum Matt Kemp (4-3), whose 25 appearances – all in relief – were the second-most for the Spartans (25-34).

White, a rookie out of Randleman, posted a 5-0 record with a 3.86 ERA in 21 appearances, with 20 of those in relief. He struck out 16 and walked 19 in 30 1/3 innings. White notched wins in three of his last five regular-season appearances for the Catamounts (21-33).

Softball success

Campbell second baseman Makayla McClain was named to the All-Big South freshman team. The former Providence Grove standout batted .341 with two home runs.

McClain, who was twice named Big South Freshman of the Week, led Big South freshmen with six triples and 31 stolen bases. She had a 10-game hitting streak late in the season.

The Camels (42-18) won the Big South Tournament and went 1-2 in NCAA Tournament play in Durham.

** Edi Austin, a freshman out of Providence Grove, batted .389 with 28 home runs as Louisburg College set a school record for victories with a 63-5 record.

The Hurricanes finished fourth in the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II World Series.

By Bob Sutton