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January 2010

  • Maples to UNC, Baldwin to Elon

    A Pinecrest baseball program that has been sending players to play in college in increasing numbers came up big with recent verbal commitments made by Dillon Maples and James Baldwin III.

    Sunday, January 17, 2010 | By Patrick Love |

February 2010

  • Pinecrest Ranked 2nd in Preseason

    Four days before Monday’s season opener against Asheboro, the player slated to take the mound for Pinecrest learned his team is the No. 2-ranked 4A baseball squad in a preseason poll.

    Sunday, February 28, 2010 | By Charlie Bergmann |

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May 2010

  • Pats Take League With Extra-Inning Win

    Nothing less than an outright conference championship would have satisfied a Pinecrest baseball team that wrapped up just that with a 7-6 Senior Night victory over Hoke County on Thursday.

    Sunday, May 2, 2010 | By Charlie Bergmann |
  • Patriots Through to Title Game

    Joe Herbert led the way with his arm and bat as Pinecrest defeated Hoke County 13-4 in one of Tuesday night’s semifinal games of the Southeastern Conference baseball tournament.

    Wednesday, May 5, 2010 | By Charlie Bergmann |
  • Patriots Leave No Doubt

    The electricity flowing from about 700 fans sparked Pinecrest to a 9-1 home victory over Richmond Senior in Thursday night’s Southeastern Conference Tournament championship game.

    Thursday, May 6, 2010 | By Charlie Bergmann |
  • Raiders Fall to Patriots in SEC

    If the Richmond Senior baseball team was to have any chance of beating Pinecrest in Thursday night’s Southeastern Conference Tournament title game, the Raiders had to get to Patriot ace Dillon Maples and get to him early.

    Friday, May 7, 2010 | By David Vantress |
  • Maples Continues to Build Upward

    Pinecrest pitching coach James Baldwin watched intently as right-hander Dillon Maples allowed just one hit and struck out 17 batters in Thursday’s 9-1 victory over Richmond Senior in the Southeastern Conference tournament finale held at a jam-packed John Williams Field.

    Sunday, May 9, 2010 | By Charlie Bergmann |
  • Baseball Brackets Released

    The baseball state playoff brackets were released by the N.C. High School Athletic Association on Wednesday. As expected, all three Moore County public high schools made the fields in their respective classifications.

    Wednesday, May 12, 2010 | By Patrick Love |
  • Pats Win Playoff Opener

    Pinecrest advanced to the second round of the Class 4A state baseball playoffs with a somewhat painful 7-3 home victory over Pine Forest Friday night.

    Friday, May 14, 2010 | By Charlie Bergmann |
  • Playoffs: Same Game, New Season

    Great pitching, timely hitting and just a little bit of luck. Those are things that are almost certainly necessary for a team to advance in North Carolina’s high school baseball playoffs.

    Friday, May 14, 2010 | By Patrick Love |
  • Abrupt Ending

    J.H. Rose scored four runs unanswered and beat Pinecrest 4-3 Tuesday in the second round of the Class 4A playoffs.

    Tuesday, May 18, 2010 | By Charlie Bergmann |
  • Maples, Baldwin Share League’s Top Honor

    Senior James Baldwin III and junior Dillon Maples have been voted Southeastern Conference Co-Players of the Year by the league’s baseball coaches.

    Sunday, May 23, 2010 | By Charlie Bergmann |

June 2010

  • Baldwin Drafted in Fourth Round

    Pinecrest's James Baldwin III Tuesday became the first high school player from North Carolina taken in the 2010 MLB draft.

    Tuesday, June 8, 2010 | By Charlie Bergmann |
  • Double Dip: Maness Drafted by Marlins

    East Carolina junior and 2007 Pinecrest graduate Seth Maness joined current Patriot senior James Baldwin III in being drafted in the 2010 MLB Draft.

    Thursday, June 10, 2010 | By Charlie Bergmann |
  • Baldwin Readies for Next Step

    It’s no surprise that James Baldwin III would want to follow in the footsteps of his father, James Jr., and become a big league baseball player.

    Friday, June 11, 2010 | By Charlie Bergmann |

August 2010

  • Maples Gets Save For Team USA

    In his final mound appearance of the summer as a member of Team USA, Pinecrest’s Dillon Maples recorded a save in Saturday’s 4-2 victory over South Korea.

    Tuesday, August 3, 2010 | By Charlie Bergmann |
  • Next Level: Baldwin Red-Hot in August

    James Baldwin III has been red-hot in August for the Arizona Rookie League Dodgers. And the Pinecrest product has also been coming up big in the clutch while going 9-for-19 at the plate during a five-game hitting streak.

    Saturday, August 7, 2010 | By Charlie Bergmann |
  • Baldwin Hits First Pro Home Run

    You couldn't blame James Baldwin III if he wasn't happy about his Arizona Rookie League Dodgers having an open date on Sunday.

    Monday, August 9, 2010 | By Charlie Bergmann |
  • Maples Pitches For East

    Pinecrest senior Dillon Maples saw mound action for the East team in Sunday’s Aflac All-American Baseball Classic held at the San Diego Padres’ PETCO Park.

    Tuesday, August 17, 2010 | By Charlie Bergmann |
  • Baldwin Continues Strong Rookie League Play

    By the time the Arizona Rookie League regular season winds up at the end of this week, James Baldwin III will have played in almost 50 baseball games since joining the Dodgers’ entry on June 23.

    Tuesday, August 24, 2010 | By Charlie Bergmann |

September 2010

  • Pinecrest's Rush Commits to The Citadel

    Bailey Rush has not taken the easy road to gain an opportunity to play Division I baseball in college.

    Wednesday, September 29, 2010 | By Charlie Bergmann |

December 2010

  • Maness Named Preseason Second Team All-American

    East Carolina pitcher Seth Maness has been named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association preseason All-America second team.

    Thursday, December 16, 2010 | By Charlie Bergmann |
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