Men's Golf and Baseball Win Mid State 3A Conference Titles
The Cougar Golf Team wrapped up one of the best seasons in school history yesterday by finishing fifth in the 3A State Tournament at Whispering Pines in Pinehurst. Tripp Summerlin shot the lowest score at the tournament in school history and finished second in the individual standings. The team’s seniors, Tripp Summerlin, Jordan Cross, Mitchell Mikonis, Josh Hudson, and Eric Reichenbauch will be missed next year. Their hard work and dedication has resulted in three conference championships, two conference tournament championships, one regional title, and four straight appearances in the state tournament. Congratulations to Coach Mike Williams and his team for their outstanding performance.
In a pitchers dual, the Cougars came out on top 3 to nothing last night against Eastern Alamance in the second round of the Mid-State 3A Conference Tournament. Angel Zarate led the Cougars on the mound throwing a complete game allowing only 3 hits while striking out 6. The Cougars had six hits to the Eagles three. Zarate also went 2 for 3 at the plate. Tony Deluna had the big hit of the night in the second inning with a single that drove in two runs. Jehu Zarate had a RBI in the sixth to give the Cougars a 3-0 lead going into the seventh. Ending the game in classic style, the Cougars turned four, six, three double play to shut out Eastern Alamance. The Cougars will host the championship game of the conference tournament Friday at 7:00. Let’s fill the stands Friday night to support your baseball team as they continue their very successful season.
The Cougars advanced to the second round of the state playoffs with a 4-3 win over Union Pines. Elijah Julian and Tony Deluna led the Cougars at the plate going three for four. Deluna had the game tying double in the bottom of the seventh inning driving in Elijah Julian with two outs to tie the game at 3-3. Zachary Bullard hit a deep fly ball to centerfield that was misplayed and DeLuna scored the winning run. Bailey Jones also added a single and a RBI. Jehu Zarate threw a strong 5 2/3 innings. Angel Zarate got the win coming into the game in the sixth and holding Union Pines scoreless. The Cougars are now 19-7 on the season and will host Northwood this Saturday at the RCHS Baseball Diamond. Game time will be 7:00.