Moore County schools have successful week in spring sports

Pinecrest baseball, Union Pines softball remain unbeaten

Most of the spring high school teams continued promising starts to the season in a busy week outdoors across the county.


Pinecrest is off to a perfect start this season, going 4-0. The Patriots swept all three games this past week, beating Terry Sanford, 13-1. Two days later, Pinecrest topped Oak Grove, 12-4, and they finished the week with a dramatic walk-off, 4-1 win over Myers Park. Bryant Kimbrell was the hero, with a three-run homer to end it. He also pitched the final four outs of the game to get the win on the mound.

North Moore won two of three for the week to move to 3-1 on the year, 1-1 in the Mid-Carolina Conference. After falling, 5-4, at Northwood, the Mustangs swept South Davidson in a home-and-home series by scores of 18-5 and 20-2.

Union Pines lost all three games this week to fall to 1-3 on the year, 0-2 in conference. The Vikings lost at Lee County, 3-2, then fell 8-6 at home to South Stanly. A home rematch with Lee resulted in a 7-3 loss.


Union Pines is red hot on the softball field, sweeping two games this week to move to 4-0 on the year, 2-0 in the Sandhills. The Vikings won at Lee County, 5-2, then blew out Pinecrest, 17-7. Elizabeth Andrews went deep in the game for her first home run of the year.

North Moore dropped two of three to fall to 2-2 on the year, 2-1 in conference. A 4-3 win over Southeast Alamance opened the week, but the Mustangs then dropped back-to-back games at Montgomery Central, 10-0, and against Jordan-Matthews, 11-8.

Pinecrest dropped a pair last week to fall to 0-4 on the year. A 17-7 loss at Union Pines was followed by a 12-6 loss at Richmond.

Girls’ soccer

Pinecrest earned its first win of the year with a 4-0 shutout of Jack Britt. Anna Depenbrock had a pair of goals and an assist in the win. The Patriots are now 1-4.

Union Pines played Hunt to a 3-3 tie to move to 1-0-1 on the year. Junior Taryn Pekala had a pair of goals, while junior Grace Queen added a goal and an assist.


Pinecrest’s boys team split two games, beating Leesville Road, 7-5 and falling to Orange, 10-9. The Patriots are now 2-2 on the year. The Pinecrest girls won a pair of road games, 11-9 at Broughton and 14-11 at Willow Spring, to improve to 3-1.

The Union Pines boys moved over .500 with an 18-10 win over Cape Fear to improve to 2-1. The Vikings’ girls beat Cape Fear 29-3 to remain perfect at 3-0.

By North State Journal Staff

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