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February 2016

March 2016

  • Patriots Fall to Sanderson in Season Opener

    The Pinecrest baseball team took the field in the top of the seventh inning of Tuesday’s season opener leading Sanderson 2-1, but the numbers on the brand new scoreboard at John W. Williams Stadium told a story of potential additional runs left on the table.

    Wednesday, March 2, 2016 | By Charlie Bergmann | ThePilot.com
  • Pinecrest Baseball Looks to Tradition

    Long ago the flurry of activity at Major League spring training camps across Florida beginning in February came to be known as a rite of spring.

    Saturday, March 5, 2016 | By Charlie Bergmann | ThePilot.com
  • Cavs Rally in the 7th to Beat Pinecrest

    Southern Lee’s opening night on the baseball diamond was decided, for the Cavs, after two innings. The Cavaliers got a more valuable early-season test at Pinecrest Friday evening.

    Monday, March 7, 2016 | By Andrew Giermak | SanfordHerald.com
  • Caddell Home Run Lifts Pinecrest Past Millbrook

    A two-run homer from Seth Caddell in the top of the third inning proved to be the game-winning score on Tuesday night as Pinecrest downed Millbrook, 2-0.

    Tuesday, March 8, 2016 | From Staff Reports | HighSchoolOT.com
  • Friday's Prep Roundup: Terry Sanford Baseball Gets Win at Pinecrest

    Terry Sanford 6, Pinecrest 4 - Christian Jayne was 2-for-4 with an RBI to lead Terry Sanford. Logan Brown got the win with relief help from Davidjohn Herz. The Bulldogs improved to 4-1.

    Friday, March 11, 2016 | By Earl Vaughan Jr. | FayObserver.com
  • Bulldogs Handle Patriots in Baseball

    The Pinecrest baseball team is still searching for its first home victory after dropping a 6-4 decision to Terry Sanford Thursday evening.

    Saturday, March 12, 2016 | From Staff Reports | ThePilot.com
  • Patriots No-Hit Eagles

    Three pitchers combined to throw a no-hitter as the Pinecrest baseball team improved to 3-3 with a 13-0 victory at Western Harnett Monday evening.

    Tuesday, March 15, 2016 | From Staff Reports | ThePilot.com
  • Pinecrest Honors Legacy of 1979 State 4A Championship Team

    The 1979 State 4A Championship team was honored before the Pinecrest baseball game Friday night against Dixon High School.

    Saturday, March 19, 2016 | By David Sinclair | ThePilot.com
  • IMPACT North Carolina High School Team Rankings - Week 1

    IMPACT Baseball North Carolina High School Team Polls Week 1 (03-20-16)

    Sunday, March 20, 2016 | By Andy Partin | IMPACTBaseball.com
  • MaxPreps/USA Baseball Players of the Week for March 14-March 20, 2016

    USA Baseball and MaxPreps announced on Monday, the MaxPreps USA Baseball Pitcher and Player of the Week Award winners for the week of March 14, 2016, bringing national recognition to the top-performing high school athletes in the country.

    Monday, March 21, 2016 | From Staff Reports | MaxPreps.com
  • Former Patriots Recall 1979 Championship Season

    No one could have scripted the ending of the Pinecrest Patriots baseball game Friday night more perfectly.

    Wednesday, March 23, 2016 | By David Sinclair | ThePilot.com
  • Maples, Harmody Lead Patriots to Win

    The scoreboard at John W. Williams Field was lit up by the number 79 Friday evening during a pregame tribute to Pinecrest High School’s 1979 state championship baseball team.

    Wednesday, March 23, 2016 | By Charlie Bergmann | ThePilot.com
  • Pry, Braswell Lead Patriots to Dramatic Win Over Lumberton

    Evan Braswell lined a single into centerfield in the bottom of the seventh inning to deliver the winning run as Pinecrest defeated Lumberton 2-1 Tuesday evening.

    Wednesday, March 23, 2016 | By Charlie Bergmann | ThePilot.com
  • Walkoff Lifts Pats Over Lumberton

    Pinecrest’s Evan Bramwell plated the winning run on a RBI single in the seventh to give Pinecrest a 2-1 SEC win over Lumberton.

    Wednesday, March 23, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Robesonian.com
  • Pirates Rout Pinecrest to Snap 3-Game Skid

    After losing three straight games, including a pair by one run, the Lumberton baseball team took its frustrations out on Pinecrest, earning a 9-2 rout on Wednesday.

    Friday, March 25, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Robesonian.com

April 2016

  • Patriots Go 2-1 in Tourney, Face Scotland at Home Tuesday

    Seth Caddell hit a three-run missile-like home run over the centerfield fence in the top of the seventh inning to help the Pinecrest baseball team defeat West Columbus 11-8 on Wednesday.

    Friday, April 1, 2016 | By Charlie Bergmann | ThePilot.com
  • SEC Baseball and Softball Power Rankings

    The Southeastern Conference baseball and softball seasons have already swung into action as we approach the end of Easter break.

    Friday, April 1, 2016 | By Logan Martinez | LaurinburgExchange.com
  • Next Level: Ross Leads ACC Softball in Home Runs

    In one of his final warmups for the regular season, the St. Louis Cardinals’ Seth Maness (Pinecrest) pitched a scoreless two innings on Wednesday in a 3-0 win over the Marlins.

    Saturday, April 2, 2016 | By Charlie Bergmann | ThePilot.com
  • Pinecrest Pounds Scotland in 1st Game of Series

    The Scotland baseball team dropped its second straight game Tuesday night, as host Pinecrest tallied nine unanswered runs to score a 9-3 victory.

    Tuesday, April 5, 2016 | By Logan Martinez | LaurinburgExchange.com
  • Patriots Rally to Get Win Over Scots in League Baseball

    Three batters into Tuesday’s baseball game at Pinecrest High School, Scotland’s Cross Holfert shocked the home team by lining a three-run homer over the wall in left-center field.

    Wednesday, April 6, 2016 | By Charlie Bergmann | ThePilot.com
  • Cubs' Maples Joins Pelicans

    Dillon Maples has had a lot of stops and starts in his career with the Chicago Cubs.

    Wednesday, April 6, 2016 | From Staff Reports | ThePilot.com
  • Scots Survive Extra-Inning Thriller

    Nic Charleson’s two RBI double lifted Scotland to a 5-4 extra-inning victory over visiting Pinecrest Friday night.

    Saturday, April 9, 2016 | By Logan Martinez | LaurinburgExchange.com
  • Patriots Earn Split With Fighting Scots

    Three batters into Tuesday’s baseball game at Pinecrest High School, Scotland’s Cross Holfert shocked the home team by lining a three-run homer over the wall in left-center field.

    Sunday, April 10, 2016 | By Charlie Bergmann | ThePilot.com
  • Chavis Lifts Rams Over Pinecrest

    Behind a late-inning RBI from Ethan Chavis and a complete-game performance from pitcher Lucas Oxendine, the Purnell Swett baseball team claimed a 2-1 win over Pinecrest on Thursday.

    Friday, April 15, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Robesonian.com
  • No Swett: Pats Pick Up 6-1 Victory

    Sophomore Nik Pry was 3-for-3 at the plate and twirled a complete game to lead the Pinecrest baseball team to a 6-1 victory over visiting Purnell Swett Friday evening.

    Saturday, April 16, 2016 | By Charlie Bergmann | ThePilot.com
  • Richmond Senior Tops Baseball, Softball Power Rankings

    It’s an all Raider affair atop the Southeastern Conference baseball and softball standings, and that is reflected in this week’s edition of my power rankings.

    Monday, April 18, 2016 | By Logan Martinez | LaurinburgExchange.com
  • Richmond Senior Baseball Escapes Pinecrest, Wins 4-3

    Nick Honeycutt’s seventh-inning confidence helped the Richmond Senior baseball team escape the Patriots of Pinecrest High Tuesday evening, as he stood tall on the mound and threw his sixth strikeout of the night to end what would have been a major meltdown.

    Tuesday, April 19, 2016 | By Leon Hargrove Jr. | YourDailyJournal.com
  • Baseball Loses First Conference Game

    The Pinecrest baseball team got its revenge Thursday night, defeating Richmond Senior 4-1 and handing the Raiders their first conference loss of the season.

    Thursday, April 21, 2016 | By Leon Hargrove Jr. | YourDailyJournal.com
  • Patriots Upset Raiders

    Pinecrest provided the upset of the season in last Thursday’s Southeastern Conference baseball clash with visiting Richmond Senior.

    Tuesday, April 26, 2016 | From Staff Reports | ThePilot.com

May 2016

  • PHS Baseball Enters Playoffs 'On a Roll'

    A year ago the Pinecrest baseball team missed the state playoffs for the first time in Jeff Hewitt’s 16 years as head coach.

    Sunday, May 1, 2016 | By Charlie Bergmann | ThePilot.com
  • SEC Baseball, Softball Tourneys Begin Play

    The Southeastern Conference regular season is over.

    Monday, May 2, 2016 | By Logan Martinez | LaurinburgExchange.com
  • Patriots Face Scots Tonight in Baseball Semis

    The Pinecrest baseball team defeated visiting Hoke County 11-1 Wednesday evening to advance to Thursday’s 7 p.m. Southeastern Conference Tournament semifinal game at Scotland High in Laurinburg.

    Thursday, May 5, 2016 | From Staff Reports | ThePilot.com
  • Scots Bounced From SEC Tourney

    The last time Pinecrest and Scotland met at McCoy Field, the Scots escaped with a thrilling 5-4 victory in 11 innings.

    Thursday, May 5, 2016 | By Logan Martinez | LaurinburgExchange.com
  • Patriots Win, Face Rams Tonight in Tourney Championship

    A streaking Pinecrest baseball team defeated Scotland 3-1 in Laurinburg on Thursday to earn the right to host Friday’s Southeastern Conference Tournament championship game.

    Friday, May 6, 2016 | By Charlie Bergmann | ThePilot.com
  • Patriots Reach SEC Baseball Final

    The No. 3-seeded Patriots (18-8) reached the Southeastern Conference Tournament final winning at No. 2 Scotland (16-7) Thursday.

    Friday, May 6, 2016 | From Staff Reports | SanfordHerald.com
  • Patriots Win Title in Tense Championship Clash

    With rain falling, and the runner representing the tying run moving toward third base, Pinecrest shortstop Tommy Vinson carefully read the bounce of a ground ball hit toward him by Purnell Swett’s Lucas Oxendine.

    Saturday, May 7, 2016 | By Charlie Bergmann | ThePilot.com
  • Rams Fall Short of Title

    After entering the seventh down two runs, the Purnell Swett baseball team had to fight off Mother Nature and Pinecrest at home with the lead in the Southeastern Conference tournament championship on Friday.

    Saturday, May 7, 2016 | By Jonathan Bym | Robesonian.com
  • Pinecrest Wins SEC Baseball Tournament

    Pinecrest tallied all of its runs in one inning and it was enough for a 4-3 win over Purnell Swett in the Southeastern Conference baseball tournament final Friday night at Pinecrest.

    Saturday, May 7, 2016 | From Staff Reports | SanfordHerald.com
  • NCHSAA Announces 2016 Baseball Championships Field

    The field is set for the North Carolina High School Athletic Association State Baseball Championships, beginning Wednesday, May 11, 2016 and concluding with the four State Championship series on Friday and Saturday, June 3-4.

    Monday, May 9, 2016 | From Staff Reports | NCHSAA.com
  • Playoff Time: Local High Schools Flood Brackets

    The three local public high schools had a pretty stout performance when it came to qualifying for the state playoffs.

    Tuesday, May 10, 2016 | By Hunter Chase | ThePilot.com
  • Patriots Top Cougars, Travel to North Davidson Tonight for Second Round

    Strong pitching, timely hitting and a rash of miscues by the Charlotte Catholic infield helped Pinecrest advance to the second round of the state 4-A baseball playoffs with a 5-3 victory at John W. Williams Field Wednesday evening.

    Thursday, May 12, 2016 | By Charlie Bergmann | ThePilot.com
  • Knights Hope to Repeat First Round Success

    North Davidson imitated the 1927 New York Yankees by smashing four home runs in a 9-0 dismantling of Olympic in the first round of the 4-A state playoffs Tuesday night.

    Thursday, May 12, 2016 | By Mike Duprez | The-Dispatch.com
  • North Overwhelms Pinecrest

    The ball rocketed off E.P. Reese's bat, quickly zooming over the fence and North Davidson's powerful baseball kept on rolling.

    Friday, May 13, 2016 | By Mike Duprez | The-Dispatch.com
  • Reese's Leadoff Homer Sets Tone in North Davidson's Playoff Victory

    It was only the third pitch of the game, but North Davidson center fielder EP Reese sent a message to Southern Pines Pinecrest.

    Friday, May 13, 2016 | By Adam Houston | JournalNow.com
  • Knights Knock Patriots Out of Baseball Playoffs

    Pinecrest knew it had a tall order in the second round of the state 4-A baseball playoffs.

    Saturday, May 14, 2016 | From Staff Reports | ThePilot.com
  • Scots Baseball Places 4 on All-SEC Squad

    The Scotland baseball team enjoyed a stellar 2016 campaign under first-year skipper Chad Hill, and the Scots were rewarded for their performance on the diamond as four starters were selected to the all-Southeastern Conference team that was published this week.

    Thursday, May 19, 2016 | By Logan Martinez | LaurinburgExchange.com
  • Richmond Senior’s Ricky Young Wins SEC Coach of the Year

    Pinecrest’s Nik Pry and Richmond Senior’s Ricky Young headline the Southeastern Conference’s baseball list that includes all-conference members, conference player of the year and conference coach of the year.

    Thursday, May 19, 2016 | By Leon Hargrove Jr. | YourDailyJournal.com
  • Patriots' Pry Earns Top League Baseball Honor

    The Pinecrest baseball team celebrated a 2016 season that included 20 wins and a Southeastern Conference tournament title at a banquet held Monday in Fellowship Hall at First Baptist Church of Pinehurst.

    Tuesday, May 24, 2016 | By Charlie Bergmann | ThePilot.com

June 2016

July 2016

  • S.P. Developmental Team Has Home Doubleheader Wednesday

    The Southern Pines developmental baseball team will be holding a doubleheader tonight (Wednesday) at John Williams Field on the Pinecrest High School campus. The home team will take on a squad from Richmond County, with games slated to be played at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.

    Tuesday, July 5, 2016 | By Hunter Chase | ThePilot.com
  • Pinecrest’s Pry Makes Early Decision for UNC

    A few days after being named to the 2016 North Carolina Baseball Coaches Association 4A All-State team, rising Pinecrest High School junior Nik Pry made a verbal commitment to join the UNC Tar Heels in 2018.

    Saturday, July 23, 2016 | By Charlie Bergmann | ThePilot.com
  • Pinecrest’s Caddell, Canes Wrap Up Summer Tour

    When Seth Caddell returns home from Mesa, Ariz., with the Evoshield Canes 17U showcase baseball team on Monday or Tuesday, he will have traveled almost 10,000 miles in a period of just over one month.

    Monday, July 25, 2016 | By Charlie Bergmann | ThePilot.com

November 2016

  • PHS Baseball Players Reveal College Choices

    Three members of the Pinecrest baseball team signed national letters of intent Wednesday to continue their careers in college.

    Saturday, November 12, 2016 | From Staff Reports | ThePilot.com
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