County baseball teams all enjoy winning streaks

Spring sports roundup
Pinecrest’s Addison Roth celebrates his three-run walk-off home run with teammates. (Photo by David Sinclair)


All three teams in the county entered this week on winning streaks.

North Moore swept a home-and-home series with Jordan-Matthews to extend its winning streak to seven games in a row. The Mustangs won at home, 9-7, over the Jets, then went to Jordan-Matthews to post a 3-1 victory. North Moore is now 8-1 on the year, 5-1 in the Mid-Carolina Conference. The Mustangs continue conference play this week with a home-and-home against Bartlett-Yancey.

Pinecrest bounced back from its first two losses of the season to sweep Southern Lee in a home-and-home series. The Patriots won 16-4 at home, then took a 15-3 decision at Southern Lee. Pinecrest opened the series with a four-run first inning, then scored six in both the fifth and sixth. Addison Roth’s three-run homer ended the game on the run-rule. In the next game, the Patriots broke open a tight game with nine runs in the seventh. The Patriots are now 7-2, 3-1 in the Sandhills Conference. Pinecrest has a home-and-home league series with Lee County this week.

Union Pines suffered the only loss of the week by a county baseball team, falling 5-3 at Scotland. The Vikings bounced back with a road win over Western Harnett, 8-6, and a home victory against Scotland, 6-5. Union Pines is now 4-6 overall, 1-3 in the Sandhills. The Vikings tangle with Richmond in a Sandhills home-and-home series this week.


North Moore won both games last week to improve to 6-3 on the year, 6-1 in the Mid-Carolina Conference. The Mustangs beat Northwood at home, 5-3, then went to Graham and earned a 15-0 shutout victory. Logan Maness and Tate Allred both went deep in the win over Graham.

Union Pines won two out of its three games last week. The Vikings won on the road at Hoke County, 9-4, then came home to beat Southern Lee, 20-10. A home game against McLean ended in a 10-1 loss to close the week. The Vikings are now 7-2 overall, 5-1 in the Sandhills.

Pinecrest is still searching for its first win of the season after dropping back-to-back games last week. The Patriots lost 17-0 at Scotland, then fell at home to Hoke County, 15-3, although the three runs snapped a four-game scoreless streak for Pinecrest. Anjali Williams drove in two of the runs, and Emily Hatcher plated the third. The Patriots are now 0-7 on the year, 0-6 in the Sandhills Conference.

Girls’ soccer

Pinecrest evened its record at 4-4 on the year with its third straight win. The Patriots shut out Southern Lee, winning 6-0 on the road to improve to 2-0 in the conference. Mia Martin and Jadyn Lamielle each had two goals, while Arden Johnson and Grace Clark also scored.

Union Pines won both matches last week. The Vikings shut out Scotland, 12-0, then beat Terry Sanford, 8-0. Union Pines is now 4-2-1 on the year, 1-1 in the Sandhills.

North Moore is still looking for its first win of the season at 0-4-2 on the year, 0-2-1 in the Mid-Carolina Conference. The Mustangs lost their fourth straight match in a 5-1 home decision against Southeast Alamance, although they scored their first goal since the opening game. The next time out, North Moore snapped its losing streak with a 1-1 tie against Jordan-Matthews.


Pinecrest’s boys’ team extended its winning streak to five with two wins last week. The Patriots posted an 11-7 home win over Jordan, then won at Clayton, 10-3. They’re now 7-2, 3-0 in conference. The Pinecrest girls extended their win streak to seven with a 15-8 win at Apex, to improve to 7-1, 3-0 in conference.

Union Pines lacrosse had the week off. The boys’ team gets back in action this week against Carrboro, trying to improve on a 4-2 record. The girls’ team will play Pinecrest on April 1 as they try to extend their unbeaten start to the season to five games.

By North State Journal Staff

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