Prep roundup: Randleman edges UCA in tight baseball tilts

Wheatmore’s Payton Mooney makes contact during the Warriors’ 4-3 baseball victory at West Davidson last week. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record)

There was a reduced number of competitions last week in high school sports around Randolph County, largely because of weather-related postponements or cancelations.

This week, schedules are limited in many cases because of spring break at many schools.

Here are some the highlights from last week’s events:


Randleman swept a Piedmont Athletic Conference doubleheader from Uwharrie Charter Academy, winning 1-0 and then 3-1 in nine innings in a matchup of recent state champions.

Jake Riddle pitched the first game for host Randleman, which received Seth Way’s sacrifice fly to account for the run.

In the second game, with Randleman the designated visiting team on its home field, Way’s two-run home run in the ninth inning broke the tie.

Randleman won Class 1-A state titles in 2021 and 2022 and UCA claimed the Class 1-A state title last year.

** UCA defeated visiting Providence Grove 4-2 earlier in the week in a PAC make-up game with Brett Smith the winning pitcher.

** Providence Grove and Trinity split a PAC doubleheader at Trinity.

Providence Grove won 1-0 as Jayten Beasley pitched a three-hitter and drove in the game’s only run in the first inning.

Trinity countered to win 5-4 in the nightcap.

** At High Point, Southwestern Randolph’s Jonah Campbell as the Cougars topped Eastern Randolph 7-0 in a PAC game played at Truist Point, which is home to the High Point Rockers.

Brady Armfield homered and Zack Scruggs rapped a two-run triple for Southwestern Randolph.

That outcome avenged Eastern Randolph’s 7-4 home victory when Sam Asbill struck out 10 batters in 5 2/3 innings.

** Wheatmore won for the third time in a four-game stretch by defeating host West Davidson 4-3 with Sean Jennison, Ayden Byrd and Parker Kines all logging time on the mound and providing hits.


Lyric Chriscoe homered as Randleman topped visiting Eastern Randolph 8-3 in a PAC game. Winning pitcher Kinzie Ivey struck out nine batters.

** Southwestern Randolph shut down visiting Trinity 16-0 with Micah Wilson and Chloe Eudy combining for a three-inning no-hitter. Maddie Strider tripled twice and drove in three runs.

Southwestern Randolph edged Uwharrie Charter Academy 2-1 behind Macie Crutchfield’s pitching and Alyssa Harris’ two runs batted in.

** Eastern Randolph defeated visiting Providence Grove 7-1 with Addie Flinchum racking up 11 strikeouts.

** Carmen Turgeon’s complete-game pitching boosted Wheatmore past host Trinity 12-0.

Girls’ soccer

Jaira Arellano scored three goals as Asheboro drubbed visiting East Rowan 7-0 in a non-conference game to extend its winning streak to four games.

** Kendall Jarrell scored three goals as Uwharrie Charter Academy topped host Eastern Randolph 9-0.

** Southwestern Randolph’s Macy Allred supplied five goals in a 7-5 PAC victory against visiting Eastern Randolph.

** Taryn Waugh’s three goals led Providence Grove past visiting Trinity 5-1.

By Randolph Record