Alumni Update: Jones finishes 2nd for NCCU track & field in High Point

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Updated: April 4, 2022

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Marvin Jones: Former Cedar Ridge high jumper Marvin Jones had another top-five finish this weekend for the North Carolina Central Eagles track & field team. Competing in the VertKlasse Meeting at High Point University, Jones finished 2nd in the high jump. Jones’ leap of 2.10 meters was behind only Beau Allen of Duke University, who finished at 2.15 meters. This season, Jones has had five top-10 finishes for the Eagles.

Mia Davidson: The Mississippi State softball team defeated the #11 team in the country on Saturday. Davidson hit a solo homer in the Bulldogs’ 8-3 win over #11 Tennessee at Lee Stadium in Knoxville, TN. It was career home run #84 for Davidson, which put her in ninth place all-time in NCAA softball history. Davidson finished 2-for-4 with two runs scored. On Friday, Tennessee defeated the Bulldogs 9-1 in five innings. Davidson went 1-for-2. On Sunday, the Volunteers took the series with a 10-1 win in six innings. Davidson went 1-for-1 and was hit by a pitch twice. Mississippi State is 24-12 overall, 5-4 in the Southeastern Conference.

Tori Dalehite: The UNC Greensboro softball team swept Western Carolina in a three-game set in Cullowhee over the weekend. On Sunday, the Spartans finished the sweep with a 9-2 win at the Catamount Softball Complex. Dalehite went 0-for-1 as a pinch hitter. The Spartans are off to a 6-0 start in the Southern Conference.

Grace Andrews: The Catawba Valley Community College softball team’s 20-game winning streak came to an end on Friday. Pitt Community College swept the Red Hawks in a doubleheader. In the opener, the Bulldogs prevailed 3-0. Andrews, starting at third base, went 0-for-2. Pitt outscored CVCC in the nightcap 11-10. Andrews went 1-for-2 with a double and a run scored. Catawba Valley had a Thursday series against Wake Technical Community College canceled.

Kara Tackett: Tackett pitched and played centerfield for Wake Tech against Caldwell Community College on Friday. Caldwell won 18-2 in five innings. Tackett went 0-for-2 and started in the circle for the Eagles. On Sunday, Fayetteville Tech swept the Eagles in a doubleheader in Fayetteville. Tackett started in centerfield and went 0-for-2 in the first game, which Fayetteville Tech won 12-0. In the second game, Tackett went 1-for-2 with an RBI single. The eleven runs by the Eagles was a season-high.

Bryse Wilson: The Pittsburgh Pirates have started spring training. On March 20, Wilson opened the exhibition season against Toronto. He gave up three runs off five hits over two innings with one strikeout. Against Minnesota on March 25, Wilson started and threw two-and-two-thirds innings. He surrendered one run off one hit and three walks, striking out four. On March 30, Wilson started against the Twins again and suffered a loss. He tossed three-and-one-third innings and surrendered three runs off three hits. He had four strikeouts and two walks.

William Berger: The Division III William Peace baseball team defeated Greensboro College 11-4 at the USA Baseball Complex in Cary on Friday. Berger picked up the win. He tallied six strikeouts over six innings. Berger surrendered only two runs off four hits. Berger is now 5-0 with a 3.68 ERA for the Pacers.

Joey Berini: The East Carolina baseball team won its opening American Athletic Conference series over the weekend against Cincinnati. The Pirates won the final game 12-10 on Sunday at UC Baseball Stadium. Berini entered the game as a reserve shortstop. He didn’t make a plate appearance. On Friday, the Bearcats defeated the Pirates 7-3. Berini entered the game as a pinch hitter in the ninth inning and went 0-for-1.

Dante DeFranco: The Charlotte 49ers baseball team was swept by UTSA in San Antonio over the weekend. On Friday, the Roadrunners defeated the 49ers 13-3. DeFranco was inserted into the game as a left fielder in the eighth inning.

Will Walker: The Pitt Community College baseball team swept a three-game weekend series over Richard Bland College. On Saturday, the Bulldogs opened a doubleheader with an 8-0 victory over the Statesmen. Walker started at first base and went 1-for-3 with a walk. On Sunday, Pitt completed the sweep via an 11-3 win. Walker went 1-for-5 with an RBI double. He scored twice. The Bulldogs are now 21-4 overall, 16-4 in Region X of the National Junior College Athletic Association.

Jaylin Jones: Jones entered the Division III Pfeiffer men’s lacrosse team’s game against Southern Virginia on Saturday. Southern Virginia won 17-8 at Knight Stadium in Buena Vista, VA. Jones fired a shot on net and scooped up two ground balls for the Falcons, who had a 12-game USA South Conference winning streak snapped.

Dylan Boyer: Boyer scored his first goal of the season for Division II Queen’s men’s lacrosse team as the Royals defeated Tusculum 23-10 at Dickson Field in Charlotte on Saturday. Boyer scored the final Royals’ goal of the day with 1:44 remaining. Queen’s, ranked #17 in Division II, is now 7-3 overall, 4-2 in the South Atlantic Conference.

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