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Prep Baseball: Randleman racks up another PAC title; UCA takes down Eastern Randolph twice

Prep Baseball: Randleman racks up another PAC title; UCA takes down Eastern Randolph twice

RANDLEMAN – Randleman wrapped up another Piedmont Athletic Conference baseball championship by defeating visiting Providence Grove 8-1 on Friday night.   The Tigers improved to 10-0 in league play. Randleman will be the top seed for the PAC Tournament in a couple of weeks, a spot clinched because the Tigers beat Wheatmore twice.   Only Wheatmore can pull even with the Tigers, but that would require the Warriors winning their four remaining league games and Randleman losing twice to a sub-.500 Trinity team.   Randleman has lost just two conference games in a four-season span.   Jake Riddle struck out…
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Prep baseball: UCA blasts three foes in Asheboro event; Randleman adds to win total during spring break

Prep baseball: UCA blasts three foes in Asheboro event; Randleman adds to win total during spring break

Southwestern Randolph’s Grant Kirk slides into the plate to score a run against Westchester Country Day School last week at McCrary Park in Asheboro. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record) ASHEBORO – Uwharrie Charter Academy’s baseball team won three times in the Asheboro ZooKeepers Classic last week at McCrary Park. The Eagles socked Southern Alamance 12-1, trounced Jordan-Matthews 15-5 and topped Montgomery Central 9-0. Wheatmore had a winning record in the classic, while Southwestern Randolph and Asheboro both finished with 1-2 records in the multi-day competition. UCA’s Jake Hunter pitched in the first game of the event. Walker Wilkins had four hits, including…
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Prep roundup: Shutouts dot early softball results

Prep roundup: Shutouts dot early softball results

Randleman’s Addyson Dees celebrates the final out of last week’s PAC softball victory at Eastern Randolph. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record)   Many area teams have completed two weeks of competition in spring sports. While a few days of scheduled competition were dashed because of inclement weather, here are some recent highlights: Softball Southwestern Randolph began its season with a pair of victories in Piedmont Athletic Conference play under new coach Toby Strider. The Cougars rolled 20-0 at Trinity, with Macie Crutchfield and Alyssa Harris combining on a perfect game, and then defeated visiting Providence Grove 11-1. Crutchfield struck out 10 Providence…
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Randleman hits at another level in baseball playoff romps

Randleman hits at another level in baseball playoff romps

RANDLEMAN – As the Class 2-A state playoffs began, Randleman’s baseball team cranked it up a notch. The Tigers know what it takes this time of the year. “We’ve got to keep up the energy,” senior second baseman Shawn Miller said. “We all know we’re good enough to be on the field.” For the two-time defending state champions, the bats have awakened. With Friday night’s power display, it was reminiscent of a season ago – with mostly different guys taking the swings. “More of what I expected throughout the year,” coach Jake Smith said of the offense. “Hopefully, we’re hitting…
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Lemons sours Trinity in eventful PAC Tournament final for Randleman’s baseball team

Lemons sours Trinity in eventful PAC Tournament final for Randleman’s baseball team

Randleman’s Austin Lemons had a big night on the mound and at the plate in the PAC Tournament final. (Bob Sutton/Randolph Record) RANDLEMAN – There was so much going on with Randleman’s baseball team in the Piedmont Athletic Conference Tournament final. Everything from Drake Purvis making his much-anticipated season debut to the Tigers racking up their 20th victory of the year. Yet pretty much nothing could overshadow Austin Lemons. The senior who mostly waited in the wings behind a stacked roster from a year ago emerged as the pitching and hitting standout in Randleman’s 4-0 victory against visiting Trinity on…
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Tigers take different route, end up in PAC final

Tigers take different route, end up in PAC final

One strike away from a tournament exit, Randleman overcomes Providence Grove RANDLEMAN – Randleman’s baseball team hadn’t been in many of these situations in recent years. Trailing by two runs and down to their final strike, the Tigers’ stranglehold on the Piedmont Athletic Conference was in jeopardy Tuesday night. Providence Grove was on the cusp of pulling off an upset in the PAC Tournament semifinal. “I haven’t been in that many situations like that.” Randleman junior Seth Way said. “Do what you have to do to win the game.” So he did. Down 0-2 in the count with runners on…
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Prep Roundup: Randleman claims PAC baseball crown

Prep Roundup: Randleman claims PAC baseball crown

Eastern Randolph’s softball team has had lots to cheer about this season despite last week’s loss to Southwestern Randolph. (File photo) RANDLEMAN – Randleman avenged a loss from three nights earlier to defeat visiting Trinity 6-1 on Friday night and secure another Piedmont Athletic Conference baseball championship. The Tigers (17-4 overall, 10-2 PAC) won their regular-season home finale. They’ll be the top seed for the conference tournament as a prelude to their bid for a third consecutive Class 2-A state championship. Second-place Trinity won 3-2 earlier last week behind Cade Hill’s complete-game pitching and Landon Mowery’s home run. The Bulldogs…
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Prep Baseball: Patriots pin streak-halting loss on Randleman

Prep Baseball: Patriots pin streak-halting loss on Randleman

Logan Fox of Providence Grove had a role in tight baseball games with Randleman last week. (Randolph Record file photo) Providence Grove did what might have seemed like the unthinkable in Piedmont Athletic Conference baseball last week. The Patriots knocked off state power Randleman and ended a multi-year streak of domination. “Probably was unexpected,” Providence Grove coach Glen Hunt said. “Not a lot of people thought we could go in and win that game.” Providence Grove’s 3-2 victory halted Randleman’s 38-game winning streak against conference opponents that spread across parts of five seasons. And two days later, the Patriots nearly…
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Prep Baseball: Randleman rolls up wins in South Carolina; County teams split in Classic

Prep Baseball: Randleman rolls up wins in South Carolina; County teams split in Classic

Eastern Randolph’s Kahlin Graham reaches to make a tag on North Moore’s Austin Patterson during a game in the ZooKeepers Classic last week at Southwestern Randolph. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record) Randleman’s baseball team went to the Mingo Bay Classic in Myrtle Beach, S.C., and came away with a 4-0 mark in the event during spring break. It began with a 4-3 victory against Woodson, Va., as Caleb Dunn drove in two runs in a four-run first inning. The Tigers rode Seth Way’s bat and arm in a 9-3 victory against Robinson, Va. Way worked six innings on the mound, while he…
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Randleman Tigers adopt new script, keep on winning in baseball

Randleman Tigers adopt new script, keep on winning in baseball

Randleman’s Hunter Atkins takes a swing during a game earlier this season at Eastern Randolph. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record) ASHEBORO – The script looks a bit different, but Randleman’s baseball team has kept the winning formula. The two-time reigning Class 2-A state champions are cranking out victories on a regular basis. “We’ve had some tough games that we’ve battled through,” shortstop Hunter Atkins said. “We’ve just been competing. It’s just about competing when it comes down to it. Our team has the grit.” And Randleman owns an 8-2 overall record. The Tigers have made it halfway through their 12-game Piedmont Athletic…
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