Prep Notes: Races brew in PAC standings

Ethan Frye of Eastern Randolph takes a swing during a baseball game last week against Uwharrie Charter Academy.

With schools in the Piedmont Athletic Conference on spring break this week, the schedules are limited in many sports.

It’s also a good time to check on some key remaining matchups.

For instance, Wheatmore and Uwharrie Charter Academy are unbeaten in PAC girls’ soccer games. Those teams will meet April 22 in what is bound to be a critical clash, though there will be a rematch May 10.

In softball, undefeated Providence Grove has defeated second-place Southwestern Randolph twice. The only remaining PAC contender on the Patriots’ schedule is Eastern Randolph, which dropped a 5-1 decision in the first meeting. They play again April 26 in Ramseur.

In boys’ tennis, UCA ran away with the regular-season crown with an 11-0 record. The PAC Tournament is slated for April 10 at Asheboro Memorial Park.

Baseball bits

Asheboro pitcher Connor Adams struck out 12 in seven shutout innings in what became a 1-0 loss in 11 innings. Teammate Davis Gore fanned seven in four innings, so the duo combined for 19 strikeouts.

Ethan Frye drove in six runs during Eastern Randolph’s 9-7 road victory at Uwharrie Charter Academy. Among Frye’s four hits was a tiebreaking two-run double in the seventh inning.

By Randolph Record