Alumni Update: Walker homers twice for Pitt Community College in win over Southeastern

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Updated: March 8, 2022

Will Walker: The Pitt Community College baseball team defeated Southeastern Community College 11-1 on Sunday in Greenville. Walker slammed a two-run homer in the second inning. Walker, a freshman, went 1-for-3 with two RBIs. On Saturday, Walker went 3-for-3 with five RBIS, hitting two home runs as the Bulldogs defeated the Rams 11-1. Walker hit a three-run homer in the first inning to put the Bulldogs ahead 4-1. He also led off the third inning with a solo blast. In the sixth inning, Walker lined a double to left field to score Shea Ward. Pitt Community College is 8-1.

Phillip Berger: The last Cedar Ridge pitcher to win 20 games in his career, Berge is now 4-3 this season for the Division III William Peace Baseball team. On Monday, Peace defeated Dean College 14-6 to sweep a doubleheader at the USA Baseball National Team Complex in Cary. Berger threw six innings and struck out nine batters. He conceded six runs (four earned) off eight hits and one walk. Last Tuesday, the University of Lynchburg, ranked #15 in Division III, defeated William Peace 10-5 in Cary. Berger had a no decision. He threw six-and-one-thirds innings with four strikeouts. Berger gave up three runs off nine hits and one walk. On February 24, Berger earned the win as the Pacers defeated Elmira College 6-0 in the second game of a doubleheader in Cary. Berger threw a complete-game one-hit shutout with ten strikeouts and one walk.

Joey Berini: The East Carolina baseball team lost to Virginia Tech 7-2 at Atlantic Union Bank Park in Blacksburg, VA on Tuesday night. Berini entered the game as a pinch hitter in the sixth inning. He finished the game at second base. Last weekend during the LeClair Classic at Clark-LeClair Stadium in Greenville, Berini started at second base in a 6-3 win over #21 Maryland on Sunday. Berini went 1-for-2 with a run scored. In a 10-8 win over Michigan on Saturday, Berini played as a reserve at second base. Last Tuesday, Berini returned to Durham, where he played throughout his youth career. The Pirates defeated Duke 12-2 at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Berini entered the game as a pinch hitter and had an RBI groundout in the eighth inning.

Landon Riley: The Liberty baseball team swept a three-game weekend series over Canisius to improve to 11-1 on the season. In Saturday’s 14-3 Flames’ win in Lynchburg, VA, Riley finished the game by throwing the ninth inning. He surrendered one walk. On February 23, the Flames defeated North Carolina A&T 12-2. Riley tossed the seventh inning, striking out one with two walks.

Mia Davidson: Davidson eclipsed several more school records for the Mississippi State softball team last week. Last Wednesday, Davidson hit her 78th career home run in an 8-0 victory over Mississippi Valley State. It was her ninth dinger of the year as she tied the Mississippi State career RBI record with 183. Last Friday, the Bulldogs started the Bulldog Invitational with a 10-1 win over Furman in five innings. Davidson hit her 10th home run of the season, which leads the country, against the Paladins. That broke the school RBI record held by Courtney Bures (2005-2008), She went 2-for-3 against Furman with a home run and a double. Later that day, Mississippi State defeated Alcorn State 10-2 in five innings. Davidson went 1-for-3 with an RBI double. The Bulldogs defeated Jacksonville State 3-2 on Saturday. Davidson went 0-for-3. Later on Saturday, Furman knocked off Mississippi State 3-1. Davidson doubled against the Paladins to set the Mississippi State record for career total bases with 529. On Sunday, Mississippi State defeated Alcorn State 14-1 in five innings. Davidson went 1-for-2 with a double and two walks.

Montana Davidson: Montana entered the game against Alcorn State for Mississippi State in the fourth inning. She reached on a fielder’s choice and scored off a home run by Madisyn Kennedy. She also served as a pinch hitter in the Saturday loss to Furman. In the 14-1 win over Alcorn State, Davidson came in as a pinch runner and scored off a double by Jackie McKenna. Davidson had two walks in later innings.

Tori Dalehite: On Tuesday, the Boston College Eagles defeated the UNC Greensboro softball team 9-3 at UNCG Softball Stadium. Dalehite started in right field and went 0-for-3. Last weekend, the Spartans participated in the Carolina Classic at Anderson Softball Stadium in Chapel Hill. On Sunday, the Tar Heels nipped the Spartans 8-7. Dalehite started at first base and went 1-for-3. UNCG won the other three games in the Carolina Classic, beating Penn State twice on scores of 7-5 and 8-4. They also knocked off Connecticut 6-2.

Jaden Hurdle: The Patrick & Henry Community College softball team decisively won all four of its games during a road trip over the weekend. On Saturday, the Patriots cruised past Camp Community College 21-4 in five innings in Franklin, VA. in the opening game of a doubleheader. Hurdle earned the win as pitcher, throwing a complete game with six strikeouts. She surrendered four runs off four hits and two walks. Hurdle also went 3-for-3 with two triples and a single. She knocked in two runs and drew a walk. The Patriots got another run rule win in the nightcap of the doubleheader. In an 11-0 PHCC win, Hurdle hit her eighth home run of the season. Hurdle also had a double and went 2-for-3 with three RBIs and two runs scored. On Sunday, the Patriots swept a doubleheader from Bryant & Stratton College in Virginia Beach, VA. In the opening game, a 7-0 Patriots win, Hurdle went 0-for-3. In the nightcap, Hurdle hit her ninth home run of the season, which leads the National Junior College Athletic Association. She finished 2-for-3 with two runs scored. Hurdle is third in Region X with 22 RBIs.

Grace Andrews: The Catawba Valley Community College softball team rolled past Southeastern Community College in Whiteville on Friday, sweeping a doubleheader. In the opening 11-1 win, Andrews started at third base and went 1-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored. The Red Hawks completed the sweep with a 5-4 victory. Andrews went 0-for-3. On Saturday, Catawba Valley swept another doubleheader in the Ripken Experience in Myrtle Beach, SC. The Red Hawks rolled past Bay College 11-1 in five inning to start the day. Andrews, starting at third base, went 1-for-4 with an RBI. In the nightcap, Catawba Valley defeated Rochester Community and Technical College 13-1. Andrews drew two walks and scored a run. She finished 0-for-1.

Jaylin Jones: The Division III Pfeiffer men’s lacrosse team defeated Guilford 15-6 in Greensboro on Saturday. Jones started at midfield and scooped up four ground balls for the Falcons. On March 2, Pfeiffer defeated Lees-McRae 18-7 at Tate Field in Banner Elk. Jones came off the bench and had four ground balls for the Falcons. Pfeiffer rolled past Oglethorpe 10-3 at Lefko Field in Misenheimer on February 26. Jones had five ground balls and created three turnovers.

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