Cook’s sweet outing earns PBC honors

Staff report

March 25, 2014

AUGUSTA, Ga. — A career-long outing that pushed the 16th-ranked UNC Pembroke baseball team to a series victory over Flagler on Saturday and Sunday has earned sophomore right-hander Logan Cook Peach Belt Conference Pitcher of the Week accolades, the league office announced Monday.

Cook allowed just three hits and struck out three over a career-long 7 2/3 innings against the Saints on Saturday, holding them to a .115 batting average. He faced four or less batters in each of the first six innings, and then induced a double play to nullify a one-out, bases-loaded jam in the seventh. Cook retired the sides in order in the second, third and sixth innings and retired seven in a row at one point in the contest.

In his second year as a starter, Cook has compiled a 10-2 record and a 4.83 ERA in 25 appearances as a Brave, including a 4-1 start this season.

Cook is scheduled to pitch again Saturday when the Braves face North Georgia in a Peach Belt Conference series at Sammy Cox Field. First pitch of Saturday’s doubleheader is scheduled for 1 p.m.

Womens golf finishes 4th at Pinecrest

PINEHURST — Freshman Ashlii Thompson and senior Lizzie Bundy each carded a second-round 83 to finish in a tie for 16th on the individual leaderboard and lead the 25th-ranked UNCP womens golf team to a fourth place finish at the Pinehurst Challenge on Monday.

The performances helped Bundy finish 22-over for the 11th top-20 finish of her career. Thompson finished among a tournament’s top 20 players for the sixth time in her first year on the team. Dana Watkins , 25-over, completed the event in a tie for 18th place, while Kelly Sumner, 28-over, and Pembroke native Laura Bird, 35-over, finished in ties for 28th and 52nd place, respectively.

Mens golf finishes 8th at Bearcat

NINETY SIX, S.C. — Freshman J.C. McFadyen carded a 3-over-par 75 in the final round to register his second top 10 finish in as many weeks and lead the UNCP mens golf team to an eighth place finish Bearcat Golf Classic.

McFadyen finished in a three-way tie for eighth place as UNCP’s top finisher at the event. Pembroke native and former county champion Ian Locklear finished 10-over as part of a seven-way tie for 28th place. Michael Mullmann, 12-over, tied for 37th place and Riley Davis and Trent Cloninger finished in ties for 45th and 51st places, respectively.

Mens track falls in regional rankings

NEW ORLEANS — With two outdoor meets run so far this season, the UNCP mens track and field team fell from first to third in the 2014 regional rankings announced by United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

Senior Matthew Thompson sits first in the region and 32nd nationally in the javelin with a mark of 53.50m set at the UNCW Seahawk Invitational on March 14. He also is ranked eighth regionally in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 58.01 seconds..

In the discus throw, Dillan Perry leads the Braves as he ranks third with a distance of 39.20 meters, while Tyshon Ray, 38.66 meters, Brock McKirgan, 38.28 meters, and Darryl Barnes, 37.21 meters, follow behind in fourth, fifth, and seventh, respectively. Freshman Derrick Boyce ranks third in the 400 meter hurdles at 57.63 seconds and seventh in the 110m hurdles at 15.62 seconds. Sophomore Brandon Bulla ranks third regionally and 23rd nationally in the long jump.

Womens track falls 4 spots regionally

NEW ORLEANS — After opening the season ranked first regionally last week, the UNCP womens track and field team dropped four spots to fifth in the 2014 regional rankings announced by United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association on Tuesday.

Junior Hana Metzinger sits first in the region and 15th nationally in the javelin with a school record throw of 39.74 meters, set at the UNCW Seahawk Invitational, while also ranking second regionally and 20th in the nation in the discus throw with a distance of 39.65 meters. She’s also ranked third in the nation in the hammer throw with a mark of 42.68 meters.

Newcomer Jaynell Brown registered a throw of 12.56m in the shot put at the UNCW Seahawk Invitational to rank third regionally and 19th nationally in the event, and is fifth in the discus throw with a distance of 37.70 meters. Sophomore Fatima Funderburk is ranked fifth in the 200 meter dash with a time of 25.63 seconds and eighth in the 100 meter dash, where she clocked at 12.67 seconds.