News and notes|Vikings top Bertie

Published 11:43 am Tuesday, April 20, 2010

By Staff
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Vikings top Bertie
The Plymouth Vikings rolled to a 14-1 win over Bertie in Monday’s prep baseball action.
D.J.Cook pitched four innings and got the win.
Shawn Holloway had three hits to lead the Vikings offense. Eli Spruill banged out two hits, including a home run. Cook, Cody Cahoon and Mister Davis also had two hits apiece.
Plymouth (12-5) plays at Roanoke today. (WDN)
Pack softball tops Jacksonville
Morgan Bryant was brilliant on the mound, Kristi Wood hit a grand slam and Justyce McKissick had five hits as the Washington Pam Pack took a 20-0 win over Jacksonville in Friday’s Coastal Conference softball action.
Bryant, who also went 2-3 at the plate, allowed just two hits and struck out eight.
Wood went 3-5 with a grand slam, an inside-the-parker, and a double. McKissick was a perfect 5-5, which included a triple. Katelyn Singleton (3-5), who doubled, and Caroline Smith (3-5) each had three hits.
Hayley Stowe (2-3) doubled among her two hits. Brandi Harrison (2-4) added a pair of hits while Sydney Gurkin (1-2), Robin Lilley (1-2) and Shonnita McIver (1-4) also had hits.
The Pack (3-8, 2-4) plays host to West Craven tonight. (WDN)
Washington baseball falls
The Washington Pam Pack baseball team fell 11-1 to the Jacksonville Cardinals in Friday’s Coastal Conference action.
Jacksonville scored six times in the third inning to break things open. Washington’s lone run came in the fifth. Jacksonville answered with one in the bottom half to end the five-inning game.
Washington (5-10, 1-7) plays host to West Craven tonight. (WDN)
Whitecaps swimming registration
Registration for the Whitecaps summer league swim team will be held on Wednesday at the Washington Raquet Club on Avon Ave by Food Lion.
Swimmers must be able to make it across a 25-yard pool without assistance in order to be on the team. Children will have the opportunity to be introduced to competitive swimming, learn proper stroke technique and receive great exercise during the summer months.
The season runs from June to Early August. The registration fee is $120. If you have any questions, please call Mary Lovenberg (team rep) at 944-8663 or Spencer Pake (head coach) at 945-3145. (WDN)
ECU baseball ranked No. 21
GREENVILLE — After posting a perfect 4-0 week which included wins over Campbell and a Conference USA series sweep of UAB, the East Carolina baseball team enters this week’s action ranked No. 21 by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA).
The Pirates (24-12, 6-3) moved up five spots in the NCBWA poll and are receiving votes in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches poll for the fourth-straight week.
This week’s ranking extends the Pirates streak to 29-straight weeks ranked in at least one national poll dating back to the start of the 2009 season. (ECU)
Paisley earns another honor
IRVING, Texas – After throwing three shutouts to guide East Carolina to a 5-0 week, junior Toni Paisley was named the Conference USA Pitcher-of-the-Week according to an announcement Monday by league officials. The three blankings moved her past Jenny Parsons (1990-93) and into first place on the Pirate career shutout list with 35. The weekly honor is the 13th of the Paisley’s career and fifth this season.
In 22 innings pitched last week, Paisley allowed nine hits and struck out 37 batters while issuing only two walks. Overall, she has won 15 of her past 16 decisions as she has surrendered seven earned runs over the 107.1 innings, good for a 0.46 earned run average. She has also struck out 155 batters over that span, an average of 1.45 per inning. (ECU)
Bools on All-Academic Team
IRVING, Texas – East Carolina senior Abby Bools was one of five golfers named to the 2010 Conference USA Women’s Golf All-Academic Team as announced by the league office over the weekend.
The all-academic team consists of students who have earned a 3.2 cumulative grade point average or better and are a regular participant on their team. All five members of this year’s squad are C-USA Academic Medalists, sporting a 3.75 GPA or better.
Bools makes her third consecutive appearance on the All-Academic Team as a history major with a minor in communications. The Hickory native sports a 3.75 GPA and is a three-time National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA) Scholar All-American. The senior golfer owns a 74.58 stroke average and was awarded the C-USA Golfer of the Week accolades four times this season. (ECU)
Rimpf to hold combine
Former East Carolina All-American lineman and NFL veteran Brian Rimpf will host the Big Show Combine, a football combine for prep football players, on May 22 in Greenville.
The Big Show Combine will allow aspiring college football players who are currently in grades 8-11 to test their skills against other players in the Southeast. The Big Show Combine gives student-athletes the chance to undergo unbiased testing in the same events administered at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. These events–including the 40-yard dash, bench press, vertical jump, broad jump, three-cone drill, and pro agility drill–are the same tests college and NFL scouts use to evaluate talent. Results will be made available for every college football program in the country, and each student-athlete will have access to the Big Show Combine’s comprehensive Web-based system. There, they can create a player profile with stats and game footage and make it available to colleges.
Big Show Combine participants will also receive expert position-related instruction from a staff of former college players, professional players, and top high school coaches.
Athletes who are already being recruited and those that, otherwise, may have gone under the radar will get the additional exposure they need.”
Preregistration costs $100. Walk-up registration will cost $125. To learn more, visit (WDN)