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January 2014

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March 2014

  • Patriots Postpone Today's Baseball Game

    Weather has forced changes to the Pinecrest baseball schedule. Today's (Tuesday) scheduled home game against Lee County has been moved to March 19 at 5 p.m.

    Tuesday, March 4, 2014 | From Staff Reports | ThePilot.com
  • Pinecrest Scores Two Late to Edge Cavs

    The Patriots (3-0) scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth to take the lead and edged the visiting Cavaliers (3-1) Wednesday evening in Southern Pines.

    Thursday, March 6, 2014 | From Staff Reports | SanfordHerald.com
  • Patriots Get Road Wins in Baseball

    Pinecrest easily defeated Western Harnett Friday in the Patriots second mercy-rule win of the past week.

    Saturday, March 15, 2014 | Contributed | ThePilot.com
  • Next Level: PHS Grad Breaking Records for Tar Heels

    Pinecrest graduate, and UNC sophomore Kurt Wohlrab Jr., was a part of three school record-breaking performances during the recent ACC Swimming and Diving Championships held at the Greensboro Aquatics Center.

    Saturday, March 15, 2014 | By Charlie Bergmann | ThePilot.com
  • Patriots Top Cavaliers in Baseball

    The Pinecrest Patriots picked up a 5-2 win Thursday over the Southern Lee Cavaliers at John Williams Field in Southern Pines.

    Thursday, March 20, 2014 | By F.W. Manning II | ThePilot.com
  • Patriots Defeat Southern Lee in Baseball

    The Pinecrest Patriots picked up a 5-2 win Thursday over the Southern Lee Cavaliers at John Williams Field in Southern Pines.

    Saturday, March 22, 2014 | By F.W. Manning II | ThePilot.com
  • Patriots Fall to Pirates in Conference Baseball Opener

    Lumberton defeated Pinecrest 6-5 in nine innings Friday in Southeastern Conference baseball action in Lumberton.

    Saturday, March 22, 2014 | From Staff Reports | ThePilot.com
  • IMPACT North Carolina High School Team Rankings - Week 1

    IMPACT Baseball North Carolina High School Team Polls Week 1 (03-23-14)

    Sunday, March 23, 2014 | By Andy Partin | IMPACTBaseball.com
  • SIMPLY DOMINANT: UNC Commit Odum has Record Relief Outing for Lumberton

    LUMBERTON — Just a sophomore, it was only a matter of time before Lumberton’s Evan Odum had his coming out party on the mound.The hard-throwing righty and North Carolina commit flexed the best stuff of his prep career in last week’s win over fifth-ranked Pinecrest, striking out 19 Patriots in 7 2/3 innings during the Pirates’ come-from-behind 6-5 victory.

    Monday, March 24, 2014 | By Brad Crawford | Robesonian.com
  • Swett Postponed Until Monday

    SOUTHERN PINES — The Purnell Swett baseball and softball teams packed the busses and made it to Pinecrest on Friday, but rain in the area prevented games from being played on Friday. The schools rescheduled the games for Monday night in Southern Pines.

    Saturday, March 29, 2014 | By Scott Schlaufman | Robesonian.com
  • Pinecrest Defeats Lee, Falls to Scotland in Baseball

    The Patriots dropped an 8-2 Southeastern Conference decision to Scotland High in Laurinburg Thursday but picked up a 14-2 mercy-rule shortened nonconference win over Lee Senior on Wednesday at Pinecrest.

    Saturday, March 29, 2014 | Contributed | ThePilot.com
  • Preps Spotlight: Hoke, Pinecrest Team for Fundraiser to Benefit ALS

    Hoke County and Pinecrest have joined forces for a fundraiser to honor Hoke County baseball coach Mike Ray and benefit the cause of fighting ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease.

    Monday, March 31, 2014 | By Earl Vaughan Jr. | FayObserver.com

April 2014

  • Patriots Get First League Win in Baseball

    Pinecrest broke into the Southeastern Conference win column with a 5-1 win over visiting Purnell Swett Monday.

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014 | Contributed | ThePilot.com
  • Homers Help Patriots Snap Raiders’ SEC Winning Streak

    Seth Caddell had three runs batted in, including a two-run home run, to help Pinecrest hand Richmond its first regular season Southeastern Conference loss in nearly two years.

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014 | By Shawn Stinson | YourDailyJournal.com
  • Richmond County vs Pinecrest

    Baseball weather is FINALLY here! Last night, there was no better way to spend it than in the city of Southern Pines, North Carolina. Southern Pines, known for its great golf courses and hometown atmosphere, is also host of quality baseball.

    Wednesday, April 2, 2014 | By Trey Daly | ImpactBaseball.com
  • Surging Patriots Get Third League Win in a Row

    Pinecrest grabbed a big win at Hoke County Friday, defeating the Bucks 14-0 in the five-inning mercy rule game but the big winner of the night was the Catfish Hunter Chapter of the ALS Association.

    Saturday, April 5, 2014 | From Staff Reports | ThePilot.com
  • Rams on the Ropes

    The Purnell Swett baseball team has faced its struggles early its Southeastern Conference schedule, but a 9-3 loss to Pinecrest on Tuesday put the Rams in a precarious position.

    Wednesday, April 9, 2014 | By Scott Schlaufman | Robesonian.com
  • SOUTHPAW SHUTOUT: Pinecrest Blanks Lumberton Behind Helms’ Gem

    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.

    Thursday, April 10, 2014 | By Brad Crawford | Robesonian.com
  • Easter Baseball Tourney to Start Monday in Fleming

    Even the best-laid plans sometimes need tweaking and Hunt High baseball coach Jon Smith has been doing plenty of it in preparation for the inaugural Golden Leaf Invitational Tournament, set for Monday.

    Friday, April 11, 2014 | By Paul Durham | WilsonTimes.com
  • Patriot Baseball Back in Hunt

    Pinecrest has come alive in the Southeastern Conference baseball wars. After starting the season 0-2 in league play, the Patriots have ripped off five league wins in a row.

    Saturday, April 12, 2014 | From Staff Reports | ThePilot.com
  • IMPACT North Carolina High School Team Rankings - Week 2

    IMPACT Baseball North Carolina High School Team Polls Week 2 (04-13-14)

    Sunday, April 13, 2014 | By Andy Partin | IMPACTBaseball.com
  • Rain Revamps Golden Leaf Invitational Tournament

    Foul weather Tuesday obliterated all but one game on the schedule of the second day of the inaugural Golden Leaf Invitational high school baseball tournament in Fleming Stadium.

    Tuesday, April 15, 2014 | By Paul Durham | WilsonTimes.com
  • Patriots Handle Gryphons

    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.

    Tuesday, April 15, 2014 | From Staff Reports | ThePilot.com
  • Pinecrest Reigns as First Golden Leaf Champion

    Pinecrest High reigns as the first Golden Leaf Invitational high school baseball tournament champion. The 4-A Patriots capped a 3-0 showing in the inaugural invitational with a 10-3 victory against Ragsdale.

    Thursday, April 17, 2014 | By Paul Durham | WilsonTimes.com
  • Patriots Are Golden

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

    Saturday, April 19, 2014 | From Staff Reports | ThePilot.com
  • Patriots Blast Vikings in Baseball

    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.

    Wednesday, April 23, 2014 | From Staff Reports | ThePilot.com
  • Patriots Pick Up Tenth Straight Win

    The Pinecrest Patriots defeated the Scotland Fighting Scots 10-3 Friday in a league baseball game at John Williams Field in Southern Pines.

    Friday, April 25, 2014 | From Staff Reports | ThePilot.com
  • Rain Alters Schedule

    The Richmond Senior home baseball and softball games against Pinecrest scheduled for Tuesday have been changed to Monday.

    Friday, April 25, 2014 | From Staff Reports | YourDailyJournal.com
  • Patriots Make It 10 Straight With Win Over Scots

    A potent blend of solid pitching, stellar defense and salient hitting proved to be the winning formula for the Pinecrest Patriots Friday on the baseball diamond at John Williams Field in Southern Pines.

    Saturday, April 26, 2014 | By F.W. Manning II | ThePilot.com
  • Raiders Take Half-Game Lead in SEC

    With a three-team tie atop the Southeastern Conference standings, Richmond and Pinecrest squared off to grab a half-game lead over idle Lumberton Monday night.

    Monday, April 28, 2014 | By Shawn Stinson | YourDailyJournal.com
  • Raiders Put Stop to Patriots' 10-Game Winning Streak

    Riding a 10-game winning streak the fourth-ranked Pinecrest Patriots traveled to Rockingham Monday for a first-place Southeastern 4-A Conference battle on the diamond against the Richmond Senior Raiders.

    Tuesday, April 29, 2014 | From Staff Reports | ThePilot.com
  • SEC Standings Still Jumbled

    Usually by this time in the Southeastern Conference season, there is a clear distinction between the playoff teams and the ones playing out the schedule.

    Tuesday, April 29, 2014 | By Shawn Stinson | YourDailyJournal.com
  • Patriots' 10-Game Win Streak Ends

    Riding a 10-game winning streak the fourth-ranked Pinecrest Patriots traveled to Rockingham Monday for a first-place Southeastern 4-A Conference battle on the diamond against the Richmond Senior Raiders.

    Wednesday, April 30, 2014 | By F.W. Manning II | ThePilot.com

May 2014

  • SEC Tourney Pairings Nearly Complete

    Richmond Senior is the top seed in next week’s Southeastern Conference baseball and softball tournaments.

    Friday, May 2, 2014 | By Shawn Stinson | YourDailyJournal.com
  • Patriots Win Flip With Pirates for Second Seed

    Jeff Hewitt had his lucky charm riding with him to Lumberton Saturday morning and it paid off big time for the Pinecrest head baseball coach.

    Saturday, May 3, 2014 | By Hunter Chase | ThePilot.com
  • Patriots Focus on Conference Tourneys

    Conference tourney time is in full swing at high schools across the state.

    Tuesday, May 6, 2014 | By Hunter Chase | ThePilot.com
  • Patriots Advance to SEC Baseball Tournament Final

    Pinecrest defeated Lumberton 7-2 in the semifinals of the Southeastern 4-A conference baseball tournament Wednesday at John Williams Field in Southern Pines.

    Thursday, May 8, 2014 | From Staff Reports | ThePilot.com
  • Pinecrest Upends Pirates

    Lumberton’s baseball team is growing a bit tired of senior lefty Tristan Helms.

    Thursday, May 8, 2014 | By Brad Crawford | Robesonian.com
  • SEC Could Only Send the Minimum to Playoffs

    Richmond Senior will play host to Pinecrest in tonight’s SEC baseball and softball tournament championships. Both games are slated to begin at 7 p.m.

    Thursday, May 8, 2014 | By Shawn Stinson | YourDailyJournal.com
  • Richmond Rolls to Title

    Richmond batted around in the third inning and scored four runs en route to a 7-2 victory over Pinecrest Friday night at Raider Field in the SEC tournament title game.

    Friday, May 9, 2014 | By Shawn Stinson | YourDailyJournal.com
  • Patriots Fall to Raiders in Finals

    Pinecrest fell 7-2 to Richmond Senior Friday in the championship game of the Southeastern Conference tournament at Raider Field.

    Saturday, May 10, 2014 | By F.W. Manning II | ThePilot.com
  • Patriots Advance in Baseball Playoffs

    Hard work, combined with timely hits from Jackson Maples and Michael Jacobs, helped lead Pinecrest to a dramatic 7-6 nine-inning win Tuesday over visiting Ashley in the first round of the state 4-A baseball playoffs.

    Tuesday, May 13, 2014 | From Staff Reports | ThePilot.com
  • Spring Sports Roundup - May 13, 2014

    Pinecrest 7, Ashley 6: It took nine innings for the Patriots to finally pull off a come-from-behind victory.

    Tuesday, May 13, 2014 | From Staff Reports | StarNewsVarsity.com
  • Patriots' Baseball Game Moved to Saturday

    Pinecrest's second-round state 4-A baseball playoff game at Greensboro Rose has been moved to Saturday.

    Friday, May 16, 2014 | From Staff Reports | ThePilot.com
  • Roundup: Spartans Stump Vikes

    Host J.H. Rose survived a nailbiter in the second round of the 4-A state baseball playoffs on Saturday afternoon, trading leads with Pinecrest in the early innings before posting the final three runs of the game in a 6-3 victory.

    Saturday, May 17, 2014 | By Nathan Summers | Reflector.com
  • Rose Bounces Patriots from Baseball Playoffs

    The Pinecrest baseball season ended Saturday in the second round of the state 4-A playoffs with a 6-3 loss to Greenville Rose.

    Tuesday, May 20, 2014 | Contributed | ThePilot.com
  • Next Level: Collins Earns All-Big East Recognition

    Union Pines graduate and Georgetown sophomore Nick Collins has received the unusual distinction of making the All-Big East baseball team at two positions.

    Friday, May 23, 2014 | By Charlie Bergmann | ThePilot.com

June 2014

  • Patriots Earn All-Conference Honors

    All season long, Jeff Hewitt stressed how close the Southeastern Conference baseball teams were in talent.

    Saturday, June 7, 2014 | By Hunter Chase | ThePilot.com
  • Patriot JVs Complete Best Season in 10 Years

    The Pinecrest junior varsity baseball team put together the best year for the Patriots in more than 10 years this past 2014 season.

    Tuesday, June 24, 2014 | Contributed | ThePilot.com

July 2014

  • Next Level: Dempsey, World Cup and Seth Maness

    It has been eight years since Clint Dempsey scored a goal against Ghana in the 2006 World Cup. Later that summer, he was recognized by some North Moore High School soccer players at a local bowling alley and joined them for a workout a day or so later.

    Saturday, July 5, 2014 | By Charlie Bergmann | ThePilot.com
  • Next Level: Collins Tears Up the Cape Cod League

    Former Union Pines star Nick Collins is scheduled to play in the prestigious Cape Cod Summer Baseball League All-Star game on Sunday in Bourne, Mass. The event begins at 6 p.m. and will be televised regionally by Fox College Sports.

    Saturday, July 26, 2014 | By Charlie Bergmann | ThePilot.com
  • Remembering the 'Gentle Giant'

    Even when he was little, Mike Antle was big.

    Saturday, July 26, 2014 | By David Sinclair | ThePilot.com

August 2014

  • Cards' Maness Riding Hot Streak

    Making his fourth relief appearance for the Cardinals in the last five games, Seth Maness entered Monday’s game against the Reds with the score tied at 4-4 and the bases loaded with two outs.

    Tuesday, August 19, 2014 | By Charlie Bergmann | ThePilot.com

September 2014

  • Next Level: Maness Finishing Strong for Cards

    A scoreless two-inning stint by Seth Maness on Thursday against Milwaukee, and a save against Cincinnati on Friday, helped St. Louis take two more important steps toward a Central Division title.

    Saturday, September 20, 2014 | By Charlie Bergmann | ThePilot.com

October 2014

  • Pinecrest Grad Seth Maness Helps St. Louis Even NLCS

    After St. Louis Cardinals reliever Seth Maness barely missed the strike zone with a sinking fastball, running the count to 2-0 against Pablo Sandoval with the bases loaded in the top of the ninth inning Sunday night, Maness flashed a wry smile.

    Monday, October 13, 2014 | By Bret Strelow | FayettevilleObserver.com
  • Cards' Maness Clutch in Playoffs

    Cardinals reliever Seth Maness, with a big assist from rookie Kolten Wong, picked up his first major league postseason win Sunday in St. Louis.

    Tuesday, October 14, 2014 | By Charlie Bergmann | ThePilot.com
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