Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Patriots Fall to Raiders in Extra Innings
Richmond County 8, Pinecrest 5 (9 innings)
From yourdailyjournal.com – Richmond Senior coach Ricky Young preaches to his players to never look ahead on the schedule and focus on the current game.
Young could amend his philosophy from each contest to each inning.
That is what his team did in its clash with Pinecrest Tuesday evening to keep its faint hopes of winning the Southeastern Conference regular-season championship alive.
Trailing by four runs heading into the top of the sixth, the Raiders found a way to force the game into extra innings before pulling out an 8-5 win in nine. Corey Dove earned the win in relief and Joe Butler secured the save. READ MORE.
Friday, April 24, 2015
Pats Put Brakes on Losing Skid, Edge Rams 1-0
Pinecrest 1, Purnell Swett 0
From robesonian.com – The Purnell Swett High School baseball team allowed just one run on Friday during a 1-0 loss at Pinecrest, but it cost the Rams more than just the game.
With their fourth loss in a row, the Rams (12-6, 3-5) were mathematically eliminated from the Southeastern Conference playoffs. They had been among four teams tied for first place at the conference midpoint three weeks ago but have dropped in the standings since losing to Scotland, Richmond and Pinecrest within an eight-day span.
Purnell Swett coach Bryan McDonald, who missed the last two games after being ejected against Scotland, called Friday’s loss a “dagger.”
“This week’s hurt,” McDonald said. “We’ve got to run the table to have any chance at a wild card (playoff berth) or win the conference tournament.” READ MORE.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Big Inning Dooms Pinecrest in Loss to Scots
Scotland County 11, Pinecrest 2
From laurinburgexchange.com – Three teams entered Tuesday night’s action tied for first in the Southeastern Conference standings. Three victories later, and Scotland, Lumberton and Richmond all remained at the top of the heap.
The Scots (8-5, 5-2) did their part, avenging an early-season road loss to Pinecrest (8-8, 3-4) to pound the Patriots 11-2 at home. The win was Scotland’s third in a row while the defeat was Pinecrest’s fifth straight and seventh in their last eight games, a far cry from when they started the season 7-1. That hot start included a 6-0 victory against the Scots on March 24.
After two scoreless innings from both teams, Scotland blew the game open in the bottom of the third with seven straight runs, a spurt that was initiated by Cody Stewart. The senior ripped an RBI-double off Pinecrest pitcher Joe Lewis, then Sam Gray followed with an RBI-single to plate Stewart. READ MORE.
Friday, April 17, 2015
Patriots Doubled Up by Pirates, Drop 5th Straight
Lumberton 6, Pinecrest 3
From robesonian.com – In Friday night’s game against the Pinecrest High School baseball team, Lumberton sophomore A.J. Brooks experienced something for the first time this season, a view from behind the plate.
“It’s the first time I’ve caught since last year on jayvee,” said Brooks, who normally plays in the infield for the Pirates. “I haven’t even been doing it in practice, but I felt comfortable tonight. I feel good about my performance.”
Brooks caught for junior ace Evan Odum, who struck out 10 batters over seven innings, allowing no earned runs on six hits in a 6-3 Southeastern Conference win for the Pirates.
Odum admittedly said he was “kind of nervous” about Brooks catching at first, but not surprised by his success. READ MORE.
|Thursday, April 30, 2015|
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|(3 – 18 , 0 – 10)|
|Tuesday, May 5, 2015|
|(14 – 7)|
|(10 – 11)|
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