BETHEL — The St. Pauls baseball team went wire-to-wire on the road Saturday at North Pitt to advance to the third round of the NCHSAA 2A baseball state playoffs with a 10-4 win in the second round.
The No. 24-seeded Bulldogs travel to No. 17 South Columbus on Tuesday.
Ted McNeill picked up the win on the mound and went 3-for-5 at the plate with two runs scored. J.J. Oxendine had four RBIs and Aaron Revels added three RBIs.
Revels scored McNeill on a sacrifice fly in the third inning and then had a two-RBI single in the fourth to push the St. Pauls lead to 4-0 before Oxendine’s two-run made it a six-run game.
St. Pauls pushed four runs across in the top of the sixth after North Pitt cut it to a two-run game.
Robeson County sends 11 to track and field state championships
Robeson County had 11 track and field athletes qualify for the state championships next Saturday at North Carolina A&T State University after finishing fourth or better in their respective events at the regionals.
St. Pauls sends five athletes and its boys 4×100, 4×200 and 4×400 meter relay teams to states.
The Bulldogs had Hanna Stephens win the shot put and came in second in the discus, Isaiah Harlee finish in fourth in the 400 meters and third in the triple jump, Michael Barnes finish in third in the 110 meter hurdles and fourth in the 300 meter hurdles, Ahmad McKoy finish third in the 200 meter and Dakota Oxendine finished fourth in the triple jump.
Red Springs had four sprinters and its boys 4×100 and 4×200 meter relay teams qualify.
Selina Franco and Sha’nia Leach both qualified in the girls 100 meters with second and fourth place finishes, respectively. Ron Alexander came in second and James Gaston finished fourth in the boys 100 meters.
St. Pauls edged out Red Springs by over a second to claim the 4×200 crown.
Lumberton’s London Thompson won the girls 100 meter preliminaries and finished third in the finals to qualify.
South Robeson’s Brittany McCormick finished second in the shot put and third in the dicus to advance to state.