Junior Linebacker David Salser. Photo/UNCP Athletics. The coronavirus pandemic has impacted everyone in many ways, and the short-term future is plagued with uncertainty. On campus, student athletes might feel this the most. What is certain: several of the contact sports have been suspended, at least until the spring season. The Braves football team can’t hold team practices because of social distancing requirements. Head football coach Shane Richardson said he can still keep
Here are some takeaways and standout performances from UNCP women’s golf team’s 2018-2019 season. They set some new program records, registered some top three finishes and was capped off with a runner up finish in the Peach Belt Conference Championship tournament:
Cutter Creek Invitational:
The UNCP Gold team kicked off their season at the contest hosted by the Barton Bulldogs in Wilson, N.C. at the Cutter Creek Golf Club on Sept. 10/11. Alexandria Bare tied for fourth
The UNCP softball team was able to pick a win and build some more momentum as the regular season portion of their schedule comes to a close in their twinbill matchup with the Jaguars of Augusta University. The Braves split the doubleheader with their Peach Belt Conference foes winning the first game 4-2 and were shutout in the second on April 20th at Jaguar Field.
The Black and Gold found themselves down early in the first game but were able to overcome a two-ru
The bats of the Braves refuse to cool off down the final stretch of the season and that was especially evident in their commanding sweep of the Golden Bulls of Johnson C. Smith University on April 17 at Biddleville Park in Charlotte, N.C. The UNCP softball team wrapped their last bit of non-conference action and recorded their 14th and 15th double-digit hit performances of the season with their pair of victories in the twinbill. They completed comebacks in both contests winni
In their last home action of the 2019 season, the UNCP softball team welcomed the Francis Marion University Patriots to UNCP Softball Field on April 16th for a Peach Belt Conference doubleheader. The Braves split the twinbill with their conference foe by taking the first game 2-1 and dropping the second 7-1.
While UNCP’s red-hot bats as of late were lukewarm on the day, the matchup turned into a fierce pitching battle through both games outside of a seventh-inning outli
The UNCP softball team faced off against with the Georgia Southwestern University Canes in a Peach Belt Conference doubleheader on Saturday at the Lady Canes Softball Field. The Braves took both games of the twinbill into extra innings and while they came out victorious in game one when they broke the scoreless stalemate for a 1-0 win, they would drop game two 5-6 after their host would score a pair of runs in the bottom of the 10th.
Through eight innings the
The UNCP baseball team was able to salvage a win in the final game of their weekend Peach Belt Conference series with the Night Hawks of North Georgia thanks in large part to the significant contributions they got from their graduating class. The Braves’ seniors showed up and showed out on Senior Day in front of family, friends and a whole flock of Black and Gold faithful at Sammy Cox Field on Sunday for an 18-6 victory.
“We have eight seniors on our ball club and for t
The UNCP football team held their annual Black and Gold inter-squad scrimmage on April 11 at Grace P. Johnson Stadium. Plays were made on both sides of the ball when the Black squad faced off against the Gold squad, but it was the Gold squad that came out of the defensive bout victorious in a 10-9 triumph.
The Braves held a draft earlier this week where they elected captains to chose which players were going to be on which team. While the Black squad got starting quart
The UNCP Baseball team put up a strong fight Wednesday night in their game against the Royals of Queens University, however, were upset in the final innings of the game came up just short of victory at 11-12. The Braves were coming off of a big win Sunday against Francis Marion University, in which they beat the Patriots 23-10. They brought tremendous energy into the game, having two huge frames where they tallied four runs.
Both teams recieved stand out performances fr
The UNCP Softball team capped off their weekend of doubleheaders with Peach Belt Conference opponents on Sunday with a twinbill against the Saints of Flagler College on Senior Day. The Braves put 24 hits through both contests, 10 of which came as extra-base hits. They split the doubleheader winning the first game 4-2 and dropping the first game in extra innings 13-11. Prior to their victory in game one, they had dropped four-straight bouts with the Saints.
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