Prep Roundup: Randleman makes early PAC baseball push; Southwestern Randolph, UCA have strong softball stretches

Prep Sports Randolph

Asheboro’s Aiden Robinson reaches for the ball as Randleman’s Kai Strickland dives into third base during a non-conference baseball game earlier this season at McCrary Park in Asheboro. (Randolph Record)

Randleman was the only baseball team in the Piedmont Athletic Conference without a league loss entering this week.

Randleman whipped visiting Southwestern Randolph 13-3 with Seth Way striking out nine from the mound and hitting a home run. Braxton Walker added three hits, including a double.

Earlier in the week, Randleman won 9-5 against the Cougars with Jake Riddle pitching and Tate Andres and Way leading the offense.

Those outcomes pushed the Tigers to a 6-0 PAC record, completing half of their conference slate.

** Wheatmore defeated Eastern Randoph twice, topping the Wildcats Eastern Randolph 6-4 at home behind the pitching from Sean Jennison and Ayden Byrd, while Lukas Usterbowski drove in three runs. Then came an 8-3 road victory with Jennison knocking in four runs, boosted by two doubles, and Parker Kines notching the pitching victory.

** Trinity and Uwharrie Charter Academy split two PAC games with the road team winning both times. Trinity won 7-6, while UCA avenged that outcome by winning 6-4 later in the week.

** UCA scored in the bottom of the seventh inning to defeat Asheboro 4-3 in a non-conference game. Troy Carver was the winning pitcher in relief. Camden Walker scored two runs for Asheboro.

** Asheboro won a Mid-Piedmont Conference game by edging visiting Oak Grove 3-2 behind Mason Kotlowski’s pitching to reverse an outcome from earlier in the week on the road.

In three games in the week, Ben Luck of Asheboro had six total hits.

** Providence Grove posted a 5-4, eight-inning victory against visiting East Davidson, with Jayten Beasley pitching the seventh and eighth innings.



Southwestern Randolph needed nine innings to upend host Eastern Randolph 5-1.

Haleigh Thompson drove in two runs. Macie Crutchfield struck out eight in the complete game.

Hailey Ritter’s RBI in the seventh inning for Eastern Randolph extended the game.

Southwestern Randolph’s Lileigh Payne had four hits and Alyssa Harris, who smacked a home run, knocked in three runs when host Southwestern Randolph defeated Wheatmore 14-4.

** Eastern Randolph had three hits from winning pitcher Ziera Watson in a 12-0 cruising past host Trinity.

** UCA’s 1-0 victory against visiting Eastern Randolph with the only run coming via an error in the seventh inning. Katelyn West doubled and later scored. UCA pitcher Molly Bulla struck out 12, while losing pitcher Addie Flinchum fanned 16.

UCA’s 15-1 PAC victory against host Wheatmore included four hits from Kenzie Hill and three hits from Mollie Bulla.

In a non-league game, Reece Thompson had four hits for UCA in an 11-1 home romp past Chatham Charter.

Those results kept UCA undefeated through last week.

** Randleman’s Kadie Green drove in three runs in a 15-0 victory against visiting Trinity in a PAC game.

The Tigers also defeated host Providence Grove 8-2, with Kinzie Ivey notching the pitching victory and also scoring two runs.

** Wheatmore’s 10-9, nine-inning non-conference conquest of visiting West Davidson came with five runs batted in from Adalyn Boles


Girls’ soccer

Nathalie Bowman had three goals when Wheatmore defeated visiting Randleman 5-0.

Bowman then tallied eight goals to go with an assist in a 9-0 domination of host Eastern Randolph.

** Jazmin Palma had one goal and two assists when UCA defeated visiting Providence Grove 3-0.

Palma had three goals and Reese Craven provided a goal and three assists when UCA defeated host Trinity 5-0.

** Trinity and Southwestern Randolph tied 2-2. Both games for host Southwestern Randolph were scored by Alma Garcia.

** Karen Cox had the only goal when Asheboro defeated visiting Southeast Guilford 1-0. Goalkeeper Emma Little made six saves, including one on a penalty kick.

Asheboro’s 4-2 victory against visiting Richmond Senior was highlighted with two goals apiece from Gigi Flores and Jaira Arellano.

** Providence Grove’s Anaelia Puente Garza and Taryn Waugh each notched two goals when Providence Grove shut out visiting Central Davidson 6-0.

By Randolph Record