Prep Roundup: Array of results for area teams in baseball, softball, girls’ soccer

Prep Sports Randolph

There were an array of results in baseball, softball and girls’ soccer last week for Randolph County teams.

Here’s an overview:




Randleman blanked Wheatmore 10-0 at home behind Jake Riddle’s pitching in the Piedmont Athletic Conference.

Two nights later, the Tigers won 12-5 at Wheatmore with Tate Andrews driving in five runs and collecting four hits and Braxton Walker posting three runs batted in and three hits. Seth Way struck out 10 batters in 5 2/3 innings.

At Thomasville, Randleman dropped Saturday’s non-conference, neutral-site clash with West Davidson at Finch Field

Also at that site, Southwest Guilford edged Trinity 2-1.

** Trinity and Southwestern Randolph split two PAC games, each winning on the road. Trinity won 12-6 despite a home run by Austin Harvell.

The Cougars got even with a 7-3 triumph, highlighted by Brady Armfield’s first-inning grand slam.

** Asheboro took a 3-2 non-league victory at Southwestern Randolph as starting pitcher Connor Adams returned to the mound to notch the final out and finish with nine strikeouts.

Asheboro fell to 1-6 with Friday’s 3-2 home loss to non-league foe Eastern Randolph, which received 12 strikeouts from freshman Cade McCallum. He walked one in the complete game. Lucas Smith had a two-run single in the Wildcats’ three-run sixth inning. Adam Curry smacked a two-run homer for the Blue Comets.

** Uwharrie Charter Academy responded from a 9-5 non-league loss at Central Davidson to win its PAC opener by 7-2 at Providence Grove.

Providence Grove’s losing streak reached four games the next night with a 12-0 non-conference loss in 4½ innings at Southern Alamance.



Southwestern Randolph suffered its first loss with a 2-0 non-conference setback to visiting North Stanly, allowing both runs in the top of the seventh inning. Cougars pitcher Alyssa Harris struck out seven without giving up a walk, but North Stanly’s Sophia Crist fanned 13 batters in her three-hitter.

Southwestern Randolph was coming off a 7-0 PAC victory against visiting Randleman with Macie Crutchfield throwing a two-hitter with 12 strikeouts and one walk.

** Randleman had a notable result at the beginning of last week, winning 10-4 at Western Alamance, which was the 2023 Class 3-A state runner-up. Kinzie Ivey drove in three runs for the Tigers and pitcher Camden Scott tossed a five-hitter.

** Wheatmore’s Carmen Turgeon threw a four-inning perfect game when the Warriors won 16-0 at Asheboro. Turgeon also scored three runs, while teammate Skylar Pittman drove in five runs. Savannah Heiney had three hits, including two doubles.

In its previous game, Asheboro fell 16-15 at Trinity. Both of the Bulldogs’ victories have come against Asheboro.

** Providence Grove fell 7-6 in nine innings at Chatham Charter in non-league action despite Callie Lambert’s four runs batted in and two runs scored. She had a home run and a double.

** At Ramseur, Jordan-Matthews avenged a non-league loss to Eastern Randolph by winning 2-0. That moved Eastern Randolph’s record to 2-2, with all games resulting in shutouts.

Eastern Randolph earlier handled Wheatmore 9-0 with pitcher Addie Flinchum striking out 18 and also homering in the PAC game.

** Uwharrie Charter Academy’s 10-3 victory at Providence Grove came with Gracie Smith’s home run and pitcher Mollie Bulla’s 13 strikeouts.


Girls’ soccer

At Siler City, Jaira Arellano and Itzel Macias scored goals as visiting Asheboro defeated Jordan-Matthews 2-1. Goalkeeper Emma Little made a save on a penalty kick in the final three minutes to preserve the lead in the non-league encounter.

Providence Grove rode six first-half goals to a 6-0 romp past visiting Southwestern Randolph in the Piedmont Athletic Conference opener for both teams. Taryn Waugh registered three goals and Anaelia Puente Garza had two goals.

** Southwestern Randolph plastered visiting Southern Guilford 8-2 and later in the week topped visiting North Moore, with Macy Allred scoring two goals.

** Uwharrie Charter Academy drilled visiting Phoenix Academy (of High Point) 9-0, with Kendal Jarrell and Reese Craven both scoring three goals, Jazmin Palma posting two goals and Macy Hartley providing a goal and an assist.

** Wheatmore suffered another rare regular-season defeat, falling 5-3 to visiting North Davidson. Ellie Garrison had two goals and Natalie Bowman provided a goal and an assist for Wheatmore.

The Warriors responded to rip host Trinity 7-1 in a PAC game behind Garrison’s six goals.

In another PAC game, Randleman nipped visiting Eastern Randolph 3-2.

By Randolph Record