North Central moves into spring sports
By Ken Buck
Kershaw—The North Central High School baseball team is a shade about .500 overall, but most importantly, the Knight are 6-2 in region play and went into April in second place in the region.
Head Coach Robbie Cash says that his team is playing well right now.
The Knight are also masters of their own destiny with three out of their last four games at home.
Those pivotal last few games will be against Central Pageland, Chesterfield, Camden, and Buford.
“Pitchers are throwing a lot of strikes and we are catching most of them when they ball is put in play,” says Cash. “Sophomore Dalton Truesdale and Senior Chase Stephens have done most of the heavy lifting with Sophomore Tyler Faulkenberry being the primary closer.”
On offense, Junior Cam Holley is hitting .452 and Senior Chase Stephens is hitting at a .421 clip.
Other notables are Senior Jeremiah Jenkins at .380 and Junior Wesley Roberts at .354.
Holley has 15 stolen bases and nine runs batted in. Stevens has 12 stolen bases and 12 runs batted in, while Chase has a 1.36 earned run average.
The Lady Knights’ varsity softball team is hovering around .500 overall but has struggled in the region. Last season the Lady Knights missed the playoffs and North Central will have to turn things around in April to make the playoffs this Spring.
The late season surge will have to come against some tough competition. The Lady Knights will face a tough Cheraw team, who beat North Central 7-1 earlier in the season. Also on the schedule include Dreher, Buford, Central Pageland, and Westwood.
Central Pageland dropped North Central 7-0 earlier in the Spring. Buford outmatched the Lady Knights 13-0 in their first meeting of the year.
The track teams at North Central are led Head Coach Tiffany Bracey. The boys golf team is coached by Mitch Lowder.