Prep Roundup: Southwestern Randolph, UCA keep torrid softball paces; Wheatmore girls roll in soccer

Asheboro’s Chloe Chanmaly looks to make a move on Oak Grove’s Kyrstin Varmer during last week’s girls’ soccer game. Oak Grove claimed a 1-0 home victory. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record)

Southwestern Randolph’s softball team remained unbeaten in the Piedmont Athletic Conference by winning two league games to go with a non-conference triumph last week.

The Cougars completed the week with a 9-0 beating of host Randleman, highlighted by Alyssa Harris’ grand slam. Winning pitcher Macie Crutchfield struck out 11 batters and added to the offense with two runs batted in. Madelyn Smith scored three runs.

Southwestern Randolph’s 7-3 triumph at Providence Grove came with Crutchfield’s six innings of pitching, Nautica Parrish’ three runs scored and Molly Strider’s two runs batted in. Losing pitcher Ruby Caudle homered for the Patriots.

In between the PAC games, Crutchfield provided an 11-inning shutout of host West Stanly in a 3-0 non-conference victory.

** Uwharrie Charter Academy has just one loss – coming against Southwestern Randolph – and the Eagles edged visiting Randleman 1-0 with Mollie Bulla’s one-hitter with 11 strikeouts enough when the Eagles scored an unearned run on Bulla’s run-scoring double in the bottom of the sixth inning. Randleman pitcher Kinzie Ivey also threw a one-hitter.

That was one of three PAC victories during the week for the Eagles.

UCA blew out visiting Trinity 18-1 with Kayla Brown knocking in four runs and Bulla and Lillie O’Brien both posting three runs batted in. The Eagles battered visiting Providence Grove 10-3 with Bulla striking out 11 batters and Katelyn West knocking in three runs.

The Southwestern Randolph/UCA rematch comes April 25 at Southwestern Randolph.

** Wheatmore used Carmen Turgeon’s pitching and Skylar Pittman’s two extra-base hits to top visiting Randleman 5-3

** Randleman got back on track by edging visiting Central Davidson 6-5 when Ivey hit two solo home runs, Lyric Chriscoe smacked a home run among her three hits, and Teanna Bostick also homered in a non-league game. Ivey struck out 10 from the pitcher’s circle.

Girls’ soccer

Wheatmore continued to roll through PAC play by defeating host Uwharrie Charter Academy 6-1 behind Ellie Garrison’s five goals and Natalie Bowman’s one goal and one assist to end the week of play.

Earlier, the Warriors crushed visiting Southwestern Randolph 9-0 as Garrison scored six goals and Bowman had three goals and three assists.

** At Misenheimer, Macy Allred scored the only goal when visiting Southwestern Randolph defeated non-league foe Gray Stone Day School 1-0.

** Providence Grove’s Taryn Waugh tallied three goals and Carolina DuVall and Anaeli Puente Garza each had two goals in a 9-0 romp past visiting Eastern Randolph.

** Asheboro lost 1-0 at Oak Grove in its Mid-Piedmont Conference opener last week.

Asheboro recovered two nights later and won 2-0 at home against Central Davidson to push its record to 8-2-1. Gigi Flores scored off Penny Smith’s pass and Jaira Arellano had the other goal, while Carlisle Dozier posted a nine-save shutout.

By Randolph Record