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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Pats Hammer Vikes in Cross-County Clash

Pinecrest 10, Union Pines 0

– The Pinecrest Patriots topped the Union Pines Vikings by a tally of 10-0 Tuesday in a nonconference baseball game at Viking Field in Cameron.

With the win the visiting Patriots improved to 16-3 overall on the season.

The Pinecrest lineup tallied 11 hits in the game with Tristan Helms, Dylan Wallace and Dalton Bullard leading the charge.

Helms finished 3-for-5 for the night with three runs batted in, a run scored and two stolen bases.

Wallace went 2-for-4 at at the plate with a home run and two runs batted in.

Bullard turned in a 2-for-3 performance with the stick, finishing with a double, a run batted in, a walk and two runs scored. READ MORE.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Pinecrest Tops Ragsdale for Tourney Championship

Golden Leaf Invitational - Championship: Pinecrest 10, Ragsdale 3

– Patriot coach Jeff Hewitt and his Pinecrest baseball team are having fun now.

Winning eight games in a row and collecting a tournament title will do that for a team.

After claiming the championship Wednesday of the first annual Golden Leaf Invitational tournament that was played in Wilson, Hewitt said that he wants his team to keep the winning streak going while at the same time having a good time.

The Patriots went 3-0 in the tournament in claiming the title, including a 10-3 win Wednesday over the Ragsdale Tigers (11-4). READ MORE.

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Patriots Knock Off Gryphons in Tourney Opener

Golden Leaf Invitational - First Round: Pinecrest 10, Rocky Mount 2

– Pinecrest ran its win streak to six with a convincing 10-2 win Monday over the Rocky Mount Gryphons in a spring break tournament held in Wilson.

The Patriots, now 13-3 overall, are competing in the first annual Golden Leaf Invitational being held at the historic Fleming Stadium in Wilson. Seven teams are competing in the three-day round-robin event that concludes Wednesday.

The Patriots were scheduled to face Corinth Holders Tuesday and then wrap up their stint in the tournament with a game against Ragsdale today (Wednesday).

The result of the Corinth Holders game was not available by press time. READ MORE.

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Helms Tosses Shut Out at Pirates

Pinecrest 3, Lumberton 0

– Missed opportunities are magnified during games pitting top teams.

When they happen against elite pitchers, it’s fatal.

Lumberton squandered its chance to move percentage points ahead of idle Richmond for first place in the Southeastern Conference on Thursday night, falling 3-0 at Pinecrest behind Tristan Helms’ complete-game performance.

Helms improved to 5-0 and held the Pirates without a run for the first time this season after escaping a pair of two-out jams including one that ended in the fifth when Bryan Carpenter was picked off first base with Daniel Oxendine at the plate.

“Pinecrest moved runners over and converted when they had chances and we didn’t,” Lumberton coach Paul Hodges said. “Our execution wasn’t there. We fell asleep on the bases and took the bat right out of (Daniel’s) hands. It’s tough to win ballgames when those kinds of things happen.” READ MORE.

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Scoreboard
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
  Pinecrest 10
(16 – 3)
  Union Pines 0
(11 – 8)
 Final
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7   R H E
Pinecrest 0 0 7 0 0 1 2   10 11 1
U. Pines 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 5 1
WP–Phillips    LP–Thomas
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On Deck
Friday, April 25, 2014
  Scotland Co. Visitor
(8 – 7, 4 – 3)
  Pinecrest Home
(16 – 3, 5 – 2)
Upcoming Games
Date Opponent Time
Fri. 4/25 Scotland County 7:00 p.m.
Tue. 4/29 at Richmond County 7:00 p.m.
Thu. 5/1 Hoke County 7:00 p.m.
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Standings
2014 Southeastern 4A Standings
  Overall Conf.
Team W L W L
Richmond County 136 62
Lumberton 137 62
Pinecrest 163 52
Scotland County 87 43
Purnell Swett 126 26
Hoke County 611 08
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Team Leaders
2014 Season Statistical Leaders
Statistics Through 9 Games
Batting Leaders
Avg Austin Embler .400
H Tristan Helms 12
R Seth Caddell 13
Rbi Dylan Wallace 10
Hr 3 Players Tied 1
Bb 2 Players Tied 6
Pitching Leaders
Era Culley Bayless 0.00
So Tristan Helms 19
W Tristan Helms 3
Ip Tristan Helms 23.0
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