There is nothing like hot pitching to warm up a cold night.
This was about as perfect a start as a first-year coach would want for his team.
There is nothing like a win the day after a loss to take that bad taste out of your mouth.
While it was hardly an artistic success, North Central stayed atop the Region 3-AA softball standings with a 31-21 win over visiting Eau Claire in a game played last Friday night in Boonetown.
Usually, non-conference games in the middle of league play is a time for baseball coaches to give their second or third starters and/or relievers some valuable time on the mound.
On a night in which his team committed three first inning errors which led to five Pelion runs while leaving 10 runners on base in a 7-5 loss to the Panthers last Thursday, North Central baseball coach Robbie Cash was not about to let his players take the brunt of the criticism.
North Central opened its softball regular season with a split of its first two contests.
This was hardly your typical non-conference baseball game.
Watching films of his team's games from the previous Friday night last fall, North Central head football coach Louis Clyburn was heard to say --- on more than one occasion --- that some college had to give Dennis Stevens a chance.
One of the victims of the recent spate of unseasonable weather (i.e., rain and snow) has been the fielders in baseball games.
North Central kicked off its softball season last week with the inaugural Lady Knight Invitational. The Lady Knights hosted five other teams in the "Beat Cancer With a Bat" tournament.
Due to Tuesday's inclement weather, the North Central High School varsity softball team's inaugural "Beat Cancer with a Bat" Lady Knight Invitational will begin this evening in Boonetown.
The North Central High School varsity softball team is sponsoring the inaugural "Beat Cancer With a Bat" Lady Knight Invitational beginning on Tuesday, Feb. 26.
Central broke open a close game by scoring a combined 10 runs in the fourth and fifth frames to lock up the fourth and final playoff slot in Region 4-AA baseball with a 14-3 win over host North Central last Friday night.
A misplayed fly ball here, a booted grounder there and a flare or two thrown in for good measure.
It looks like the Clyburn family will be on the lookout for new babysitters.
Suddenly, things are getting a bit cramped in the back seat.
When they first met on March 13, North Central left Buford with a 22-0 loss in a Region 4-AA baseball game stopped in the fifth inning.
(7 p.m.); 13 – at Buford; 16 – at Chesterfield; 18 – Andrew Jackson; 20 – Indian Land (7 p.m.); 24 – Cheraw; 27 – at Central
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