Trinity of Durham and Chapel Hill baseball ended its regular season on a winning note, splitting a doubleheader with Winston-Salem Baptist Christian.
The Lions lost the first game 4-2 on Senior Day before rebounding to take the second game 3-2 to end the season 11-4 overall and 7-3 in the NCISAA Triad Conference. Trinity finished in second place behind Westchester Country Day (7-0, 10-1). The conference tournament began on Tuesday.
“I just want to say ‘thank you’ to everybody who has supported us,” coach Phillip Mumford said.
Salem jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first game off Trinity starter Dowdy Sarvis. The Lions got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the fourth when Trey Holland doubled home Mikael Koeneke.
Sarvis was relieved in the fifth by senior Jay Kowalski, who held the Vikings to just two hits and a walk the rest of the game.
Trinity scored its second run in the sixth off a sacrifice fly by Taylor Hayden that sent in Kowalski from third.
In the second game, Trinity scored two of its three runs off four Salem errors. Kowalski got the save after relieving Trey Holland in the fifth.
20 and counting
Trinity is celebrating its 20th anniversary (1995-2015) this year. An anniversary video is posted on its website detailing the history of the school by the founding members.
NCCU adds 7 to VB roster
Second-year volleyball coach Nicki Holmes recently recruited five freshmen and two transfers on national spring signing day.
This will be Holmes’ first full recruiting class.
“With this class, we want to complement the already talented returners to our roster,” he said.
“Due to the incredible work of my assistants and the support staff at NCCU athletics, we are bringing a highly competitive, physical class to immediately make an impact to our gym.”
N.C. Central’s signees are:
▪ Jennifer Allison is a 6-foot middle blocker from Denver, N.C., transferring in from Louisburg College, where she averaged 3.19 kills and 1.19 blocks per set last season.
▪ Casey Curran is a 5-foot-11 setter/defensive specialist from Garden City, Kansas. Curran is a transfer from Iowa Western Community College.
▪ Jazmine Daye is a 6-foot-2 middle blocker from Durham. Daye was an all-conference player at Jordan.
▪ Sydney Richardson is a 6-foot middle hitter/blocker from Broughton High in Raleigh. She was part of a trio of top three finishes in regional tournaments in 2014-15.
▪ Jordan Shipman is a 5-foot-11 setter from Lawrenceville, Ga. Shipman and her twin sister, Kierra, helped Brookwood High win its fifth straight area title and advance to Georgia’s Sweet 16 this year and the Elite 8 last year.
▪ Kierra Shipman is a 5-foot-11 outside hitter. The sports management major averaged 12 kills per match last season and helped lead the Atlanta Boom Club Team to the USA Volleyball Nationals in 2014.
▪ Whitney White is a 6-foot-4 middle hitter/blocker from South Boston, Va. She was her team’s MVP, sportsmanship and coaches award winner while totaling four all-district awards and an all-region selection her senior season.