After finishing the regular season with 12 conference wins against only two losses, the Pinecrest Varsity Baseball Team will open their defense of the Sandhills Athletic Conference Champions Tuesday with home field advantage against Seventy-First High School of Fayetteville at 7 p.m.

With 10 seniors this year, Head Coach Jeff Hewitt’s team is poised to make a run at a 4th consecutive conference championship.


Senior Elliot Embler steals second base during a regular season game against Hoke County. 

By rights of being the conference first seed, the Patriots will hold home-field advantage as long as they keep winning.

Feature photo: Seniors from left to right- Pres Ostert, Davis Wilson, Bryce Calcutt, Jacob Zimmerman,Cole Rosinha, Matt Heiman, Noah Martin, Nic Phan, Elliot Embler and Hunter Hewitt.  

 ~Written and photos by Sandhills Sentinel Sports Reporter/Photographer John Patota. 


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