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North Pitt baseball player Phillip Boykin, seated center, poses with his parents and coaches after signing to play at Louisburg College.

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The Daily Reflector

Monday, March 5, 2018

North Pitt outfielder Phillip Boykin signed late last week to play baseball at Louisburg College.

"It feels good, especially going into my senior year to already know where I'm going and all that," he said. "This is the ultimate goal. Once you get through little league, get through middle school and high school, you want to play at the next level, so this is good.”

Boykin hit .388 with 21 RBIs as a junior for the Panthers while playing center field and second base. He said the plan is for him to play predominantly outfield in college.

Louisburg first established contact with Boykin last summer, then ramped up its recruitment in the fall. Boykin said he had some other schools as options, but none that grabbed him the way Louisburg did.

"Louisburg was where I felt the most confident, the most comfortable and where I felt at home," he said. "When I went and toured the campus, I felt at home. Then, I looked at the play style and saw the team play a couple of times, and I really liked what I saw. I felt like it's a real good group of guys and I feel like I can go there and have a lot of success and get better for moving on."

BASEBALL

Ayden-Grifton 13

North Pitt 4

NP...030 100 0—4 5 3

AG...081 114 x—13 11 4

WP — Austin Jones. LP — Clay Summerlin.

A-G leaders — Timon Harris 2-5, 5 RBI; Jackson Upchurch 3-4, 2 RBI.

Records: A-G 2-0; NP 1-1.

Hunt 9, Farmville Central 8

H…100 503 0—9

F…003 050 0—8

WP — Patrick Clark; LP — Bradley Allen.

Leading hitters: FC — Allen 2-4 (3 RBIs), Nate Barrow 3-4 (RBI), Josh Faust 2-4 (2 RBIs).

Record: Farmville 1-1.

Farmville Central 10, Tarboro 4

T…001 030 0—4

FC…033 301–10

WP — Zack Brady (5 IP, 5 Ks). LP — Dylan Johnson.

Leading hitters: FC — Ty Rouse 2-4 (4 RBIs), Bradley Allen 3-3, Logan May 2-3 (3 Rs, 2B), Nate Barrow 2-4 (3 Rs).

Parrott Academy 18

Wayne Christian 1

WC...000 01—1 4 6

P...252 9x—18 12 1

WP -— Brandon Zoltek.

Leading hitters: P -— Josh Lebron 3-4 (4 Rs), Alex Urban 2-4 (2 Rs), Matthew Huntley 1-3 (3 Rs, RBI).

Parrott 23

Village Christian 6

V...123 00-6 8 1

P...21(20) 0x-23 15 1

WP — Connor Bright.

Leading hitters: P — Trey McLawhorn 2-3 (HR, 3 Rs), Bright 2-3 (HR, 3 RBIs), Christian Jones 3-3 (3B, HR), Josh Lebron 3-3.

Record: Parrott 3-0.

GIRLS’ SOCCER

Parrott Academy 3

Rocky Mount Acad. 1

Goals: P — Alex Melk, Megan Blair, Scarlett Combs.

Record: APA 1-1.

SOFTBALL

Farmville Central 14, Tarboro 5

T…140 000—5 8 4

F…531 410 X—14 14 0

WP: Terrell.

Leading hitters: FC — Wade 3-5 (4 RBIs), Lancaster 3-3 (3B, 4 Rs), Baxter 3-5 (3 RBIs).

JV GIRLS’ SOCCER

Parrott Academy 5

Rocky Mount Acad. 0

Goals: Katlyn Iannace 2, Mary Helen Hood 2, Ava Blair.

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