Prep Notes: Providence Grove softball coach nabs milestone in opening game

Eastern Randolph’s Brody Gardner hits a double against visiting North Moore in a baseball game Friday. North Moore won 11-8.


Providence Grove softball coach Tim Brown picked up his 100th career victory when the Patriots defeated host Southern Guilford 14-0 to open the season last week.

Assistant coach Andy Beane has been there for each of those victories.

Makayla McClain, who homered twice in that game, scored four runs for Providence Grove. Mailey Way, who hit two doubles, drove in five runs. Emma Mazzarone pitched the shutout in the game reduced to five innings.

Best of seven

Two track and field teams from Randolph County won seven-team meets to begin the season.

On the girls’ side, Wheatmore topped the field in competition at South Davidson. The Warriors scored 123 points to runner-up Mt. Pleasant’s 104.

Trinity won the boys’ meet in overwhelming fashion, collecting 162 ½ points. Runner-up Central Davidson had 110.

By Randolph Record