Prep Roundup: Tigers begin PAC baseball slate with shutouts

Randleman’s Austin Lemons delivers a pitch last Thursday at Eastern Randolph. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record)

Randleman’s baseball team was in good form on the mound when Piedmont Athletic Conference play began.

The Tigers posted two shutouts against Eastern Randolph, winning 9-0 at home in the first matchup and then two nights later prevailing 5-0 in Ramseur. Austin Lemons was the winner in the second meeting.

The Tigers haven’t lost a conference game since 2019.

  • Providence Grove and Southwestern Randolph split a pair of games to open their PAC schedules.

Providence Grove won 95 at home before the Cougars claimed the rematch by 6-0.

Andrew Canter drove in three runs in Providence Grove’s victory, which was aided by Southwestern Randolph’s fielding snafus.

In the second meeting of the week, Southwestern Randolph’s Jonah Campbell threw six shutout innings. Eli Gravely drove in two runs and scored two runs.

  • Trinity blew out Wheatmore twice in a matchup of PAC neighbors, winning 18-2 at home and 12-5 on the road.
  • Asheboro belted Uwharrie Charter Academy 9-0 in a non-conference game with Tanner Marsh homering and doubling. Connor Adams, Chandler Macon and Amare Godwin combined for the shutout.

Girls’ soccer

Jaira Arellano’s three goals boosted Asheboro in a 4-2 victory against Southwestern Randolph.

Providence Grove’s 2-1 home victory against Southeast Guilford came with goals from Taryn Waugh and Sarah Majors.

By Randolph Record