Justin Cox (SLHS) wrapped up his senior year with Ferrum College, leading the Panthers (19-15, 16-8) in several statistical categories — including runs scored with 37, home runs with three and sacrifice bunts with six. He finished third in slugging percentage with a .444 average and was fifth on the team in on base percentage with .393.
Ferrum currently sits in second place in the USA South Atlantic Conference behind conference champion Covenant University. Both teams finished with a 19-8 conference record, but the Scots edged the Panthers in overall record finishing 26-13 to Ferrum’s 23-15.
Dillon Frye (2-4) (LCHS) and Nova Southeastern University (25-16, 8-13) picked up a big non-conference win over St. Thomas, 13-3, to snap a nine-game losing streak. The Sharks will wrap up their regular season this week, playing Palm Beach Atlantic today and hosting Rollins University for a three-game series this weekend.
Jared Kehagias (SLHS), Jacobi Harris (Northwood), Kory Wood (Overhills) and N.C. Central (16-26-1, 11-10) suffered a 11-5 loss to Longwood University. The Eagles then played Florida A&M — winning the first 8-5, losing the second 7-3, and bouncing back to win the third 15-11. Against the Lancers, Kehagias started at third base and finished 1-3 from the plate, scoring one run, while Harris would come on to play centerfield going 0-2 at the plate. In the series against the Rattlers, Kehagias moved to second base and was productive at the plate going 2-4 scoring two runs. Wood played left field in games two and three, leading the Eagles offensively by going 3-10, scoring three runs and three RBI. The Eagles travel to Easton, Pa., this weekend for a three-game series with Lafayette.
Nick Durazo (LCHS) and East Carolina (26-18, 12-8) defeated UNC Chapel Hill, 3-2, before splitting games with Florida Atlantic, losing the first 4-3 but bouncing back to win the second 6-4 and third 2-1. The Pirates will play UNC Chapel Hill again today before hosting Florida International for a three-game series this weekend.
Joshua Kelly (LCHS) and the Appalachian State club team split with games Elon this past weekend, winning the Saturday doubleheader 1-0 and 5-3 but then losing the Sunday doubleheader 4-3 and 12-11. Kelly pitched seven innings in the series, giving up four runs on six hits while registering six strikeouts and two walks. At the plate, he went 4-7 with one double, scoring three runs and one RBI. The Mountaineers will wrap up their regular season this weekend with a series against the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Kelly is scheduled to get the start on the mound Friday night.
Alex Scott (LCHS), Conner Gaines (SLHS) and Wake Tech (19-18, 12-10) increased their win streak to nine games by sweeping Lenoir CC, 14-2 and 5-4. Scott led the Eagles offensively by going 4-8 from the plate, scoring three runs and registering one RBI. Wake Tech will wrap up its regular season this week with a three-game series against Brunswick CC.
Caleb Gaster (SLHS) (2-0) and Surry CC (17-11, 11-8) swept New River CC, 11-2, 2-1 and 12-2, before splitting games with Spartanburg Methodist, losing 7-0 and battling back to win the second 6-2. The Knights will wrap up their regular season this week with a three-game series with Patrick Henry CC.
Micah Lawrence (LCHS) and Barton College will play Monday in the NCAA Division II South/Southeast Regional at Savannah Quarters Country Club in Pooler, Ga.
Women’s Track & Field
Ashley Matthews (Grace) and the Lady Flames will compete Thursday through Saturday in the NCCAA Outdoor Nationals in Rome, Ga.