Providence Grove gets Jackets in the seventh
Providence Grove 6, Lee County 5
After Lee County rallied back from a 5-1 deficit with two innings to play, Providence Grove (7-5) scored a run on a wild pitch with two outs in the bottom of the seventh to win in the Asheboro Copperheads Classic at McCrary Park on Wednesday night.
The Yellow Jackets (5-8, 3-5) scored twice in the sixth and twice in the seventh to tie the game. The Jackets finished their Asheboro trip 2-1.
Lee County will return to Tri-Nine Conference play at Fuquay-Varina Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Northwood 3, Franklin Academy 1
The Chargers (11-2, 7-0) scored two runs in the sixth and another in the seventh to keep their perfect Carolina 12 record at Franklin Academy (5-4, 3-2) Wednesday night.
Robert Straughn got the win for the Chargers. Franklin Academy took the lead in the first and didn't score again.
Northwood hosts Jordan-Matthews tonight at 7 p.m.
Union Pines 16, O'Neal 0
The Vikings (9-2) rolled past their county neighbor Falcons (0-4) in the first round of the Chatlee Easter Invitational in Cameron Wednesday evening.
The Vikings scored eight runs in the second, taking a 10-0 lead, and went on to finish the game in five frames. The Vikings held O'Neal to one hit.
Union Pines, a co-host of the tournament, will play a semifinal game tonight at 7 p.m. Union Pines is slated to host four games on Saturday starting at 10 a.m.
Union Pines 8, Pinecrest 1
Singles - Gray Hamilton (P) d. John Dangerfield 6-2, 6-2, Ben Williams (U) d. Josh Barnes 6-1, 6-1, Dylan Dinkins (U) d. Don Campbell 6-0, 6-0, Jordan Allen (U) d. Jacob Johnson 4-6, 7-5 (10-8), Adam Howard (U) d. Zack Smith 6-1, 6-1, Matt Lorenz (U) d. Marc Schaefer 6-2, 6-0
Doubles - Dangerfield/Dinkins (U) d. Hamilton/Campbell 8-3, Williams/Allen (U) d. Barnes/Johnson 8-6, Howard/Lorenz (U) d. Smith/Schaefer 8-3
Union Pines (9-0, 8-0) won at county rival Pinecrest Wednesday. With two victories apiece, Matt Lorenz took his career record to 76-10, Jordan Allen improved to 51-6 and Dylan Dinkins went to 51-3. The Vikings are ranked fourth in the state in the N.C. High School Tennis Coaches Association 3A Poll. Union Pines travels to play Asheboro today at 4:30 p.m.