Piedmont's powerhouse baseball program is having another successful season. The Panthers, who won the 2A state title in 2013 and finished second as a 3A school last year, have won five in a row and 12 of their last 13 games. They went 3-0 at their own tournament during Spring Break.
Cuthbertson's baseball team got a grand slam and four hits from senior third baseman Bailey Connell in a 14-2 road win over Weddington on Thursday. "We brought the bats today," said Connell.
Sophomore Matt Moser threw a three-hitter in Piedmont's 10-0 win over Anson. The Panthers started the season 0-2 but have won six straight baseball games since then.
After a disappointing 4.56 time in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine, Duke receiver Jamison Crowder bounced back by running a 4.39 at his pro day. The former Monroe High star is looking to boost his stock in the draft. which starts at the end of April.
Cuthbertson High took the first two games of a 3-game series against Weddington in the opening week of Southern Carolina Conference baseball play. The victories are a sign the already successful Cavaliers are trending upward as a program.
JT Dunn went 3-for-4 at the plate and Jeremy Parker was 2-for-4 with a save in Parkwood's 5-4 home win over Piedmont. The Rebels built a 5-0 lead before holding off a seventh-inning rally by the Panthers, who won the state in 2013 and finished second in 2014.