College Notes: Maness tabbed for All-SAC team

Former Southwestern Randolph softball standout Heaven Maness of Wingate added to her accolades by being named to the All-South Atlantic Conference first team.

Maness is a first-team pick for the second year in a row. She posted a .361 batting average during the regular season while belting nine home runs and a team-best 12 doubles.

The third baseman also went 20-for-20 in stolen bases.

She was the 2021 SAC Freshman of the Year.

Hill notches another honor

Uwharrie Charter Academy alum Hunter Hill picked up USA South Conference honors for the second time.

He was named Rookie Pitch of the Week for baseball as North Carolina Wesleyan clinched the USA South’s East Division title. 

Hill’s effort involved throwing six shutout innings of relief in the Battling Bishops’ 19-7 victory against Methodist. He gave up three hits and four walks while striking out two to improve his record to 2-0.

N.C. Wesleyan took a 25-15 record into this week’s conference tournament.

By Randolph Record