Prep Roundup: Cougars stay on rise in softball

Wheatmore’s Skylar Pittman tags Uwharrie Charter Academy’s Kenzie Hill at second base during Friday’s softball game. UCA won 11-1 in the home game. (Scott Pelkey/Randolph Record)

Southwestern Randolph’s softball team has been listed among highly ranked teams in the state and the Cougars have the results to back that up.

Southwestern Randolph won 1-0 in 10 innings against visiting Oak Grove last week as Carleigh Whitson drove in Kami Dunn to end the game.

Macie Crutchfield had a three-hitter with 13 strikeouts for the Cougars, who entered this week with an 8-0 overall record.

In the Piedmont Athletic Conference, Southwestern Randolph stopped host Wheatmore 12-0 with Alyssa Harris firing a five-inning no-hitter with 12 strikeouts and two walks.

** At Randleman, Providence Grove claimed a 6-2 road victory against the Tigers as Peela Von Der Hey had three hits and Emma Mazzarone struck out 17 with two walks.

Earlier in the week, Providence Grove won 4-0 vs. visiting Uwharrie Charter Academy as Mazzarone posted 15 strikeouts.

Also, Randleman collected a 16-0 PAC road romp past Trinity as Saniyah Deloatch knocked in three runs.


Uwharrie Charter Academy delivered the first PAC loss on Trinity with Friday night’s 12-2 home victory, boosted by Jake Hunter’s three hits and two runs scored.

That result gave the Eagles three wins in a four-game stretch.

The Bulldogs (6-5, 5-1) had scored in double figures in their first four PAC games and then defeated visiting UCA 3-0 in last week’s first meeting. Trinity’s runs in that victory came on Jake Little’s two-run home run and Landon Mowery’s solo shot to support pitcher Cade Hill’s six-hitter.

Also, Ben Medinger homered twice as UCA won a non-conference road game against Caldwell Academy by 17-5.

** Trinity suffered a 16-6 non-league road loss to Asheboro in a game reduced to sixth inning when Josh Meadows homered to cause the mercy rule to be activated. Meadows drove in four runs and scored four runs. Connor Adams also drove in four runs for the Blue Comets, while Cohen Caviness homered.

** Providence Grove won 4-3 against visiting Northwood in a non-conference game on JC Cruz’s game-winning pinch-hit single in the seventh inning.

** Wheatmore swept two PAC games from Eastern Randolph, winning 5-2 at home and 9-4 on the road.

Track and field

At Troy, Randleman’s high jumpers were among the top finishers from Randolph County entrants in Saturday’s Timberwolf Invitational at Montgomery Central.

Chase Farlow of Randleman won the boys’ competition with a leap of 6 feet.

Randleman’s Ava Jones placed second in the girls’ high jump at 4-6.

Wheatmore’s Zach Hazelwood was the runner-up in the 3,200 meters with a time of 10 minutes. 53.60 seconds. Hazelwood placed third in the 1,600 in 4:54.38.

Other area entrants did well in field events.

In the boys’ long jump, Randleman’s Tristan Chriscoe was second at 19-4. Randleman’s Amarion Moton claimed fourth in the boys’ shot put at 40-3.

Rylee Reidling of Wheatmore was fourth in the girls’ shot put with a toss of 30 feet and Alexis Vaughn of Randleman was sixth at 27-2.

Chloe Gentry of Wheatmore was fifth in the girls’ triple jump at 28-9.

By Randolph Record