Prep Softball: Cougars stay on target with more romps

Macie Crutchfield has been stellar as Southwestern Randolph’s ace pitcher. (Randolph Record file photo)

Southwestern Randolph continued its dominance in softball with three more victories.

The biggest came against defending Piedmont Athletic Conference champion Providence Grove, which fell by 7-1 to the Cougars.

By week’s end, the Cougars held a 14-0 overall record and a 9-0 PAC mark, nearly wrapping up the regular-season title.

Macie Crutchfield struck out 14 Providence Grove batters with a four-hitter. She walked three. Maddie Strider scored two runs.

Southwestern Randolph then socked host Central Davidson 19-3 behind Madison Varner’s five runs batted in.

The Cougars capped the week with a 10-0 ripping of visiting Randleman as Caressa King rapped four hits.

** Providence Grove won 2-0 against visiting Union Pines on Thursday as senior pitcher Emma Mazzarone struck out 14. That increased her career strikeout total to 792.

By Randolph Record