ROUNDUP: PCC wins 11-1; Rookie leads AAC
ECU, Staff reports
Saturday, April 14, 2018
It took only five innings Sunday for Pitt Community College’s baseball team to extend its win streak to eight games and complete a weekend sweep of Guilford Tech in Winterville with an 11-1 rout.
PCC (21-9-1, 13-1) ended the game early with a seven-run rally in the bottom of the fifth.
Dylan Patrick improved his season record to 4-0 in pitching all five innings. He struck out three batters and allowed three hits.
Drew Piscorik, Mikey Polansky and Reese Farmer (game-high three RBIs) hit home runs. Joe Quinones-Mason capped his stellar weekend by going 4-for-4 with three runs scored.
With 10 games remaining in its regular season, PCC is 13-4 at home and has a weekend series at Lenoir CC up next.
Pitt Community College swept a Region X doubleheader at Bryant & Stratton College this weekend, winning 2-1 before exploding for a 17-0, five-inning victory.
The blowout by the Bulldogs (23-6, 12-5) featured the following players all recording two RBIs: Bethany Locklear, Taylor Carroll, Morgan Shirley, Meghan Pullicino, Kelsey Peedin and Meghan Moore.
Janna Dawson pitched a complete game in the opener without allowing an earned run. She struck out eight batters.
East Carolina freshman Kathryn Carson fired a 3-under to stand as the Round 1 leader Sunday at the American Athletic Conference women’s golf championships. The tournament is three rounds.
No. 47 East Carolina carded a 296 (8-over) as a team and was tied for third place in the 10-team event being held at the Conservatory Course at Hammock Beach Resort & Golf Club in Palm Coast, Fla.
Carson excelled on the front nine, recording birdies on Nos. 1, 4 and 7 to offset a bogey on the par-4 sixth.
Houston shot 3-over to top the team standings.
The East Carolina men’s tennis team completed its program record-setting regular season with a 5-2 home indoors victory against Connecticut on Sunday.
ECU finished with a 21-4 record.
The Pirates took the doubles point before a commanding start to singles play. Javier Renones clinched the match with his singles win for a 4-1 East Carolina lead.
One week after East Carolina won its lone home meet, the Pirates traveled to Greensboro and posted 11 event victories at Aggie Stadium on the campus of North Carolina A&T State to leave coach Curt Kraft impressed with the marks by his squad.
Multi-event winners were Mohogany Baker, Discus (52.35m) and Hammer (53.19m), and Ryan Davis, Discus (51.25m) and Hammer (58.64m). Baker produced the second-best mark by an American Athletic Conference athlete in the discus this season.
“This weekend’s meet was without question the best overall meet that we have had up to this point with both the men’s and women’s programs,” Kraft said in a release. “We made huge improvements with both programs on our AAC performance list and the NCAA East Regional list.”
Senior Hunter Roberts took the AAC lead in the 100m hurdles with a time of 13.45 – the third fastest in program history. Cedrina Singletary won the 100m (11.71) for the the sixth-fastest outdoor 100m time in school history.
FARMVILLE CENTRAL 19
SW EDGECOMBE 7
Farmville Central improved to 4-0 in the Eastern Plains 2-A Conference with its rout of SouthWest Edgecombe.
The Jaguars racked up 17 hits and 18 RBIs, led by Kate Lancaster with six RBIs, Abby Foster four and Laterika Cratch three. FC (10-3) scored all 19 of its runs after the third inning.
D.H. CONLEY 21
EASTERN WAYNE 2
Conley routed Eastern Wayne behind some big offensive performances, led by Maggie Craig going 4-for-4 with a double and Madison Rose 1-for-2 with a triple. Taylor Dunn was the winning pitcher.
WAKE FOREST 6
Lexie Vincent picked up the pitching win in this Vikings’ victory, allowing five hits with six strikeouts and no walks.
Ainsley Mayo was 3-for-4 with four RBIs to pace the DHC offense. Lexi Phillips went 2-for-3 with two RBIs, and Madison Bowers 2-for-4.
D.H. CONLEY 3
EASTERN WAYNE 0
Haven Best scored two goals to pace Conley. Jenna Lee also scored, and Lexi Lenker had two assists.
Maeve English and Alisha Anderson both played goalie to earn the shutout.
J.H. ROSE 16
Rose will come into today’s game at Rolesville on the heels of a 10-goal win against Northside.
Gabe Smith paced the Rampants (6-3) with six goals and two assists. Nick Brilliant and Wesley Carroll netted three goals apiece.
PARROTT ACADEMY 9
GRACE CHRISTIAN 5
Parrott remained unbeaten at 4-0 in the Coastal Rivers Conference with its latest win.
APA (14-5 overall) rallied for seven runs in the fourth inning. Connor Bright finished 2-for-3, and Graham Barefoot was 1-for-1 with two walks and two runs scored.
Bright also yielded one run in 5 1/3 innings for the pitching victory.
TRACK AND FIELD
D.H. Conley competed in the Screaming Eagle invitational in Wilmington this weekend and Kamara Haywood led the Vikings with a first place performance in the long jump, jumping 16-7 to take the win. Also in the girls’ meet, Jennifer Perez was third in the freshman 1,600m run in 5:49.
The Conley boys were led by Zach Tucker and Coleman Ferrell. Tucker placed second in the 800 (2:01) and anchored the 4x800 relay (Jalen Wilson, Toby Bryson, Will Vodica and Tucker) for eighth place in 8:49. Ferrell scored a second-place finish in the 400 with a personal-best time of 50.06, then came back to finish seventh in the 200 race.
D.H. CONLEY 5
CARDINAL GIBBONS 3
Skyler Cross had three hits to lead the Conley offense. On the mound, Harrison Daigle was solid for four innings before Jack Rhode came in for the save.
WAYNE COUNTRY DAY 0
The Vikings rolled to a rout for this win. Ethan Russell led DHC on the pitcher’s mound.
D.H. CONLEY FRESHMEN 6
NASH CENTRAL 2
The Conley freshman team scored four runs in the first inning en route to a win against Nash Central.
Coleman Dunlow pitched five scoreless innings for the win. At the plate, he was 3-for-3.
HOPE BASEBALL 5
EB AYCOCK 4
Matthew Matthijs struck out nine batters and Spencer Bradley recorded the save to seal the victory for Hope. Bradley also was 2-for-3 at the plate.