College Notes: Hill picks up first win, league award

Uwharrie Charter Academy alum Hunter Hill was named Rookie Pitcher of the Week recently in the USA South Conference for baseball.

Hill, a North Carolina Wesleyan freshman from Asheboro, threw four shutout innings across two relief outings. He gave up a total of four hits with four strikeouts and without a walk.

Hill, a right-hander, logged the victory in N.C. Wesleyan’s 3-2 victory at Greensboro College. The result marked his first career decision. That was part of what became a six-game winning streak for the Battling Bishops, who take a 23-14 overall record and 15-3 USA South mark into the final weekend of the regular season.

Varner caps first season

Providence Grove alum David Varner posted a 10-13 record as a freshman for King (Tenn.) University’s wrestling team.

Varner went 1-2 in the Division II regional tournament with an 11-8 victory against Limestone’s Kyle Daley at 165 pounds+.

During the season, he primarily competed in the 165-pound weight class, though saw some action at 157 and 174. 

By Randolph Record