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February 2008

  • Patriots Open Baseball Season With UP

    Ten of the 16 members of this year's Pinecrest varsity baseball team played on the squad that made a memorable run in the 2006 Junior American Legion state tournament.

    Sunday, February 24, 2008 | By Charlie Bergmann | ThePilot.com
  • Patriots Out-Duel Vikings

    More than 200 fans descended on John Williams Field Monday evening to support two baseball teams feeling their way through a season opener.

    Wednesday, February 27, 2008 | By Charlie Bergmann | ThePilot.com

March 2008

  • Patriot Nine Falls to Tiger Rally

    The Pinecrest baseball team's 8-4 loss to Chapel Hill at home Friday night was one that got away.

    Sunday, March 2, 2008 | By Charlie Bergmann | ThePilot.com
  • Rain Washes Out High School Games

    Pinecrest High School has postponed both its junior varsity and varsity girls' softball games originally scheduled to be played today (Friday). The makeup date for the games is April 16.

    Friday, March 7, 2008 | From Staff Reports | ThePilot.com
  • Patriot Nine Fall to Chapel Hill

    For the second time in five days, one bad inning cost the Pinecrest baseball team in a game against Chapel Hill.

    Friday, March 7, 2008 | By Charlie Bergmann | ThePilot.com
  • Patriot Jayvee Baseball Team Opens Season Two for Three

    Looking to build varsity players for next season, the Pinecrest junior varsity baseball team is off to a 2-1 start.

    Friday, March 7, 2008 | From Staff Reports | ThePilot.com
  • Momentum Swing Powers Pinecrest Over Scotland

    Road wins are a precious commodity when perennial Mid-Southeastern Conference baseball contenders, Pinecrest, Scotland County and Richmond Senior meet each other.

    Wednesday, March 12, 2008 | By Charlie Bergmann | ThePilot.com
  • PHS Nine Collect Road Kill

    Road wins are a precious commodity when perennial Mid-Southeastern Conference baseball contenders, Pinecrest, Scotland County and Richmond Senior meet one another.

    Friday, March 14, 2008 | By Charlie Bergmann | ThePilot.com
  • Patriots Collect Another Big One

    "What a big week," Pinecrest baseball coach Jeff Hewitt said in almost an understatement as he came off the field after Friday night's 4-0 home victory over Richmond Senior.

    Sunday, March 16, 2008 | By Charlie Bergmann | ThePilot.com
  • Pinecrest Wins Its Fifth In A Row Under a Full Moon

    Pinecrest infielders hate it when Josh Haley is used as the base runner in rundown drills.

    Friday, March 21, 2008 | By Charlie Bergmann | ThePilot.com
  • PHS Nine Hold On at Hoke

    In the immediate aftermath of Pinecrest's 4-3 victory at Hoke County on Tuesday, the Patriot players were not in a celebratory mood.

    Friday, March 21, 2008 | By Charlie Bergmann | ThePilot.com
  • Patriot Jayvees Pick Up Baseball Wins

    In a game that was billed as a pitching duel, the Pinecrest junior varsity baseball team knocked out nine hits and coaxed five walks on the way to a 5-0 home victory over Hoke County on Tuesday.

    Friday, March 21, 2008 | From Staff Reports | ThePilot.com
  • Pats Hand Full Moon Blues to JB

    Pinecrest infielders hate it when Josh Haley is used as the base runner in rundown drills.

    Sunday, March 23, 2008 | By Charlie Bergmann | ThePilot.com
  • Patriot Jayvees Lose Close One to Britt in Baseball

    The Pinecrest junior varsity baseball team fell to 4-4 on the season after a heartbreaking 6-5 loss at Jack Britt Thursday.

    Sunday, March 23, 2008 | From Staff Reports | ThePilot.com
  • Patriots Bomb Jackets

    The Pinecrest coaches and players don't look at a game against Lee County as just any other non-conference baseball game.

    Friday, March 28, 2008 | By Charlie Bergmann | ThePilot.com
  • Smith Hurls Pats Past Lee County

    Brian Smith pitched a two-hit shutout, leading the Pinecrest junior varsity baseball team to a 4-0 victory at Lee County on Tuesday.

    Friday, March 28, 2008 | From Staff Reports | ThePilot.com
  • Maness Wins Fifth In A Row For ECU

    Seth Maness has been Mr. Saturday for the East Carolina baseball team during the month of March.

    Sunday, March 30, 2008 | By Charlie Bergmann | ThePilot.com

April 2008

  • Maness Owns Saturday

    Seth Maness has been Mr. Saturday for the East Carolina baseball team during the month of March.

    Wednesday, April 2, 2008 | By Charlie Bergmann | ThePilot.com
  • Sports Briefs: Patriot Nine Feast On Wolverines

    The Pinecrest baseball team feasted on Westover pitching to the tune of a 14-0 victory on Tuesday in Fayetteville.

    Friday, April 4, 2008 | From Staff Reports | ThePilot.com
  • Patriot Baseball Rides MacDonald's Gem to Win

    Pinecrest's Taylor MacDonald had pitched to only six batters all season when he walked to the mound to start Friday night's game at Seventy-First.

    Sunday, April 6, 2008 | By Charlie Bergmann | ThePilot.com
  • Patriots Heading for Beach

    For the Pinecrest baseball players and coaches, their annual spring break trips to the beach have provided good times and quality competition.

    Sunday, April 6, 2008 | By Charlie Bergmann | ThePilot.com
  • Pats Start Tourney With a Win

    A ninth-inning single by Chais Beloso sent Pinecrest on to its 10th consecutive victory at the Cape Fear Yacht Sales Baseball Tournament Monday evening.

    Wednesday, April 9, 2008 | By Charlie Bergmann | ThePilot.com
  • Pinecrest Advances to Spring Break Tournament Final

    The Pinecrest baseball team has earned a spot in Wednesday's championship game of the Cape Fear Valley Yacht Sales Baseball Tournament in Wilmington.

    Wednesday, April 9, 2008 | By Charlie Bergmann | ThePilot.com
  • Hopewell Nips Pats

    Pinecrest's 11-game winning streak came to an end in the championship game of the Cape Fear Valley Yacht Sales Baseball Tournament in Wilmington Wednesday evening.

    Friday, April 11, 2008 | By Charlie Bergmann | ThePilot.com
  • Patriots Rally To Beat Scots

    Trent Fredericks put the icing on the comeback cake for the Pinecrest baseball team Monday at John Williams Field.

    Friday, April 18, 2008 | By Tom Embrey | ThePilot.com
  • Raiders Create Tie with Patriot Nine

    It's the beginning of a whole new season for the Pinecrest Patriots baseball team after it suffered a 5-2 loss Friday to Richmond Senior in Rockingham.

    Sunday, April 20, 2008 | By Charlie Bergmann | ThePilot.com
  • Flat Pats Get Past Hoke Nine

    Pinecrest baseball coach Jeff Hewitt described his team as a little bit flat for Wednesday's makeup game against Hoke County.

    Friday, April 25, 2008 | By Charlie Bergmann | ThePilot.com
  • Pats Top Bucs, Stay Even With Raiders

    Pinecrest and Richmond Senior remain tied atop the Mid-Southeastern Conference baseball standings after Friday night's action.

    Sunday, April 27, 2008 | By Charlie Bergmann | ThePilot.com

May 2008

  • Patriots Get Ready For Bear

    Pinecrest's 23-0 Senior Night victory over Westover on Tuesday was a calm before the storm presented by tougher challenges ahead.

    Friday, May 2, 2008 | By Charlie Bergmann | ThePilot.com
  • Patriots' Sportsmanship Solidifies Love of Sports

    I love baseball.

    Friday, May 2, 2008 | By Henry Brown | ThePilot.com
  • Patriots Await Monday

    Friday night's much anticipated coin toss took place at a lonely corner store on N.C. 211 somewhere between Southern Pines and Raeford.

    Sunday, May 4, 2008 | By Charlie Bergmann | ThePilot.com
  • Pats Claim Showdown

    Pinecrest baseball coach Jeff Hewitt came off the field after Monday's 4-2 victory over Richmond Senior looking very serious.

    Wednesday, May 7, 2008 | By Charlie Bergmann | ThePilot.com
  • Pats Open Baseball Playoffs Friday at Home

    With one of its goals accomplished, the Pinecrest baseball team pursues another, beginning with Friday's 7 p.m. first-round state 4-A playoff game at home against Middle Creek.

    Friday, May 9, 2008 | By Charlie Bergmann | ThePilot.com
  • Pats Mow 'Em Down

    Chais Beloso led his team off the field after the postgame handshakes, and tipped his cap at the Pinecrest student section as it called out his name.

    Sunday, May 11, 2008 | By Charlie Bergmann | ThePilot.com
  • Patriots Without Haley for Tonight's Playoff Game

    When the Pinecrest and Leesville Road baseball teams meet at John Williams Field tonight at 7 p.m., Josh Haley will not be in the starting lineup.

    Tuesday, May 13, 2008 | From Staff Reports | ThePilot.com
  • Bats Fail Pats in Loss to Leesville

    First there was a shortage of power in the Pinecrest offense. Then the lights flickered and went out on the Patriots' baseball season.

    Friday, May 16, 2008 | By Charlie Bergmann | ThePilot.com
  • Pats Earn Top Honors In All-League Baseball

    Pinecrest's Jeff Hewitt felt appreciative and humble as he left last week's Mid-Southeastern Conference baseball coaches meeting.

    Friday, May 16, 2008 | By Charlie Bergmann | ThePilot.com
  • Priest, Maness Shine for East Carolina

    During her four years at East Carolina, Hannah Priest excelled in the classroom just as she did on the tennis courts.

    Wednesday, May 21, 2008 | By Charlie Bergmann | ThePilot.com
  • Beloso Signs With the Braves

    Chais Beloso has become the latest addition to a growing list of Pinecrest baseball players making the jump to the next level.

    Wednesday, May 21, 2008 | By Charlie Bergmann | ThePilot.com
  • Playoff Loss Fails to Dim PHS Optimism

    The confidence that the Pinecrest baseball team took into this year's state playoffs received a big boost way back in March when the Patriots began an 11game winning streak.

    Friday, May 23, 2008 | By Charlie Bergmann | ThePilot.com
  • Pirates Turn to Maness

    Seth Maness will have plenty of local support when he takes the mound for East Carolina tonight in the most important start of his college baseball career.

    Friday, May 30, 2008 | By Charlie Bergmann | ThePilot.com

June 2008

  • ECU's Maness Continues To Collect Baseball Honors

    Former Pinecrest star Seth Maness keeps collecting postseason honors for his performance for the East Carolina University baseball team this season.

    Friday, June 6, 2008 | By Charlie Bergmann | ThePilot.com
  • Pinecrest's Beloso, Haley Earn Honors

    Chais Beloso and Josh Haley of Pinecrest were recently named to the 2008 North Carolina Baseball Coaches Association 4-A All-State Team.

    Sunday, June 15, 2008 | By Charlie Bergmann | ThePilot.com
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