Prep Notes: Dominant teams clinch area titles

Providence Grove’s undefeated softball team sealed at least a share of the regular-season title in the Piedmont Athletic Conference.

The Patriots began this week with a 17-0 overall record and, with two conference games left, a 10-0 record in the PAC.

Randleman’s baseball team finished its regular season league schedule with a 12-0 record against PAC opponents. The Tigers will end up with at least a four-game edge in the standings.

Randleman outscored PAC opponents by a combined 146-11 in those 12 games. Among the other teams, only Trinity has a chance to finish with a positive run differential in conference competition.

The Uwharrie Charter Academy boys’ tennis team had an undefeated regular season to win the PAC title.

Wheatmore’s girls’ soccer team made it through the first half of the PAC schedule unscathed and also won all six non-conference games through last week as well.

Perfect pitching

Southwestern Randolph pitcher Macie Crutchfield notched a perfect game in softball by retiring all 15 Wheatmore batters in a 10-0 five-inning win. 

Crutchfield, a freshman, set down 13 batters with strikeouts.

Asheboro’s Marsh
throws gem

Marsh threw a no-hitter in a 2-0 victory against Ragsdale in a game that was part of the Chatham Central Tournament.

Marsh, a junior, used 74 pitches for the gem. He struck out six batters and issued two walks. It was a much-needed performance for the Blue Comets, who snapped a four-game losing streak with the outcome.

Marsh also drove in a run in the victory.

By Randolph Record