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High School Roundup | Currituck routs USA Homeschool in baseball

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From staff reports

Sunday, April 15, 2018

BARCO — The Currituck baseball team defeated USA Homeschool 12-2 in five innings on Saturday afternoon at Currituck County High School.

Ryan Condon, a senior, had a double with three RBIs and a run scored, while Holden Smith went 2-for-3 with a double, three RBIs and two runs scored in the win for the Knights (12-1).

Noah Johnson and Cannon Pickell each posted a hit with an RBI, William Langley went 3-for-4 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI, while Liam Schuster went 2-for-2 with an RBI and a run scored.

Andy Krause went 2-for-3 with three runs scored, with Landon Gregory going 2-for-3 at the plate.

On the mound, Derek Whitehurst pitched five innings, gave up seven hits, two earned runs, while registering seven strikeouts for the win.

Currituck has won five consecutive games.

Jeb Byerly went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs for USA Homeschool (2-7).

Currituck returns to Northeastern Coastal Conference action on Tuesday as they host Pasquotank.

HEART OF A CHAMPION

John A. Holmes' Anna Bass and Ben Ward were awarded their North Carolina High School Athletic Association Heart of a Champion award at a luncheon in Chapel Hill on Saturday.

Bass, a junior, and Ward, a senior, were two of multiple students from across the state that were named award recipients by the NCHSAA.

Both were notified of their selection last month.

Ward is currently a member of the baseball team, while Bass is on the girls soccer team, was a member of the girls basketball and girls tennis teams and was also a placekicker for the junior varsity team and varsity football teams for the Aces this academic year.

SIMPSON TO THE HALL

Donnie Simpson, a former coach at Camden and Currituck county high schools, was officially inducted into the North Carolina High School Athletic Association hall of fame on Saturday.

Simpson was initially elected to the hall of fame last August.

In 1993, Simpson was selected as the NCHSAA Region 1 Coach of the Year and coached in the Shriners East/West All-Star Game.

He is a founding member of the North Carolina Football Coaches Association and has served on the North Carolina Coaches Association Board of Directors.

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