Prep Roundup: UCA dethrones Cougars in softball; Plus, baseball, soccer, tennis results

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ASHEBORO – Uwharrie Charter Academy scored two seven-inning runs to edge host Southwestern Randolph 4-3 in a game to determine the Piedmont Athletic Conference regular-season softball champion Thursday night.

At 11-1 in PAC play, the Eagles finished a game ahead of defending champion Southwestern Randolph. It’s the school’s first PAC softball title.

Aubrie Kauffman’s two-run bloop single provided the tying and go-ahead runs.

UCA pitcher Mollie Bulla struck out 10 batters. Kenzie Hill and Jayla Hurley both scored two runs.

Macie Crutchfield struck out eight for Southwestern Randolph.

Earlier in the week, Bulla and Katelyn West blanked visiting Wheatmore 7-0. Bulla homered as well.

Then the Eagles tied 0-0 in a nine-inning matchup with non-league foe North Stanly.

** Randleman’s Savannah Roman homered in a 3-2 victory against visiting Providence Grove.

Randleman split a non-conference doubleheader with McMichael, losing 9-0 and wining 7-6 in 10 innings. Kaylie St. John homered twice. The Tigers ended the week with an 11-1 non-league loss at West Stanly.

** Eastern Randolph won 15-11 at Providence Grove despite Ruby Caudle scoring four runs.

** Providence Grove topped host Northern Guilford 15-8 as Devon Kelly drove in three runs and Kolbi Jo Lineberry and Leela Von Der Hey both had three hits.

** Wheatmore’s Kylie Hemric drove in five runs in a 21-1 PAC rout of visiting Trinity.


Asheboro ended the regular season by defeating visiting Montgomery Central 6-1 in a Mid-Piedmont Conference game as Cohen Caviness had three hits and Adam Curry pitched five innings for the victory.

That completed a two-game sweep of the Timberwolves after winning earlier in the week by 9-0 as Curry, Amare Godwin and Shane Immel all drove in two runs.

** Uwharrie Charter Academy won 8-7 at home and 14-2 on the road against Southwestern Randolph to finish in second place in the PAC.

Jake Hunter and Brett Smith were the winning pitchers.

Trey Kennedy homered and Walker Wilkins scored three runs in the rematch.

UCA began the week with Alex Carver’s five-inning no-hitter in a 10-0 trouncing of visiting Akins in non-league play.

** Third-place Wheatmore edged host Providence Grove 2-1 as Parker Kines pitched six innings and Jonathan Heraldo finished on the mound. Providence Grove pitcher Andrew Thomas gave up two unearned runs.

The Patriots got revenge later in the week with a 6-1 road victory as Jacob Flinchum homered and Logan Fox drove in two runs. Jayten Beasley pitched six innings.

** Trinity and Eastern Randolph split one-run games, with Trinity winning 9-8 at home and Eastern Randolph prevailing 10-9 as the home team won each time. Eastern Randolph wiped out a 7-1 deficit to win, aided by Bryson Marley scoring three runs.

Trinity also posted a 9-5 non-league triumph against visiting Eastern Guilford.

** PAC champion Randleman had two non-conference games, falling 16-3 to visiting Wesleyan Christian Academy before edging visiting Greensboro Grimsley 2-1.

Girls’ soccer

Wheatmore won three games this week, with Ellie Garrison’s eight goals and three assists against visiting Thomasville in a non-league game.

Garrison, the all-time leading goal scorer in state history, had five goals when the Warriors whipped Eastern Randolph in a PAC home game. In a 7-0 blanking of host Randleman, Bowman had three goals and two assists and Garrison scored twice.

** Asheboro’s Bridgett Diaz Lopez and Jaira Arellano scored in a 2-0 Mid-Piedmont Conference victory at Montgomery Central. The Blue Comets won again, nipping visiting Oak Grove 2-1 with two goals for Arellano and Carlisle Dozier’s 17 saves.

Asheboro then edged visiting Southwestern Randolph 2-1 on Friday night in non-conference action on Arellano’s winning goal.

Boys’ tennis

Silas Jessup of Wheatmore captured the PAC Tournament championship by winning three matches at Asheboro Memorial Park.

Jessup topped Trinity’s Dominic Payne 6-3, 6-4 in the final.

Southwestern Randolph’s Rodolfo Fiscal defeated Wheatmore’s Avery Plummer 6-0, 6-2 for third place.

The doubles title went to Providence Grove’s Carson Jones and Jackson Lawyer, who defeated Trinity’s Spencer May and Kwame Mathole 8-3 in the final.

By Randolph Record