Mia Davidson: As a sophomore, the 2017 Orange High graduate has broken the Mississippi State softball record for career home runs. On Saturday night, Davidson set the Southeastern Conference single-season home run record with her 26th homer as the Bulldogs defeated Seattle University 7-3 in the Seattle Regional of the NCAA Tournament. It was also Davidson’s 45th home run of her Bulldog career, setting a new school record previously held by On Sunday, #3 Washington eliminated Mississippi State 8-0, ending the Bulldogs season at 35-23. This season, Davidson led the Bulldogs in eight offensive categories, including hits (63), runs scored (52), and RBIs (64). She was just the third Mississippi State player to record 60 RBIs in a single season. She is the only SEC player with at least 60 RBIs, 55 hits and 45 runs scored this season. Earlier this month, Davidson was named to the All-South Eastern Conference first-team. She is one of ten finalists for the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year.
Montana Davidson: Like her sister Mia, Montana concluded her season for Mississippi State softball with the loss to Washington on Sunday night. Montana ended the year hitting .272 with two home runs and 21 RBIs. In the NCAA Tournament, Montana went 5-for-13. In Saturday’s win over Seattle, Montana went 3-for-4 with an RBI double.
Bryse Wilson: After his appearance in Durham on May 5 for the Gwinnett Stripers of the AAA International League, Wilson has won his last two starts. On May 16, Wilson threw seven-plus innings, his longest start of the season as the Stripers defeated the Buffalo Bisons 11-2 at Sahlen Field in Buffalo. It was also the longest start by any Gwinnett pitcher this year. Wilson gave up four hits, two unearned runs, one walk and five strikeouts. Wilson is 2-3 with a 4.66 ERA with the Stripers in seven starts this season.
Brad Debo: Now a designated hitter with the N.C. State baseball team, Debo concluded the regular season last week as the Wolfpack won two-out-of-three games at UNC. In 54 games this season, Debo hit .236 with four home runs and 36 RBIs. Debo had an RBI single in Friday’s 11-2 win over the Tar Heels. N.C. State starts play in the ACC Tournament against Wake Forest on Thursday at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.
Landon Riley: Now a middle reliever with the Liberty baseball team in the Atlantic Sun Conference, Riley concluded the regular season last week. He has made 19 appearances. He has a 1-0 record with a 3.12 ERA and a save. In 26 innings of work, Riley has struck out 32 batters. Riley earned his first save in a 3-2 win over Duke in Lynchburg, VA on May 14. He threw two shutout innings, striking out four while giving up only one hit. Riley also came out of the bullpen twice last week during a conference series with Florida Gulf Coast.
Brandon Andrews: The 2017 Cedar Ridge graduate has become a regular middle reliever for the Nicholls baseball team. After appearing in 14 games in his freshman season, Andrews has played in 24 games this season for the Colonels. He is 1-2 with a 3.24 ERA. On April 27, Andrews threw two shutout innings in a win over San Jose State. On April 24, he threw two perfect innings with two strikeouts in a victory over Louisiana State University Alexandria.
Bowen Collins: The 2016 Orange High graduate finished his lacrosse career with Division II Lenoir-Rhyne last month. This season, Collins played in five games with the most recent coming against Wingate on March 9. He ended his college career with eleven goals and eight assists. The Bears finished 6-8.
Zach Wright: An attacker with the Division II Mars Hill men’s lacrosse team, Wright had nine goals and two assists in 15 games this season. Wright, who graduated from Orange in 2016, had two goals in a 11-10 loss to Emmanuel (GA) on April 10.
Zach Berry: After transferring from VMI, Berry played goalkeeper with the Division III Pfeiffer men’s lacrosse team. Berry, a 2018 Cedar Ridge graduate, played in five games this season for the Falcons, all as a reserve. He made six saves and yielded seven goals.
Jaylin Jones: Another Pfeiffer men’s lacrosse player, Jones played in 16 games this season. He scored two goals and three assists during his sophomore season. Jones was a three-sport athlete at Orange.
Luke Hernandez: Yet another Hillsborough product who played at Pfeiffer this season, Hernandez graduated from Cedar Ridge last June. In his freshman season with he Falcons, he played in the Falcon’s 21-7 win over Averett on March 17.
Cole Churchill: The 2015 Cedar Ridge graduate completed his lacrosse career at Division III Randolph Macon last month. As a defenseman, Churchill played in 18 games this season. He made 13 starts and finished with two goals and two assists. The Yellow Jackets finished 13-5, setting a new school record for wins in a season.
Aidan Poole: Poole just finished his freshman season with the Division III Greensboro College men’s lacrosse team. He played in eleven games, scoring his first goal in a 16-2 win over Oglethorpe on March 16.
Connor Crabtree: The 2017 Orange High graduate has officially transferred to play college basketball at Richmond. Crabtree, a 6-6 sophomore, will have to sit out the upcoming season. He will have three years of eligibility remaining. Crabtree spent his freshman season with Tulane, where he averaged 7.1 points and 2.0 rebounds per game. He started 14 of the Green Wave’s 18 American Athletic Conference games.
Bethlyn Early: After spending two seasons at Wake Tech, the former Orange women’s basketball center has transferred to William Peace University in Raleigh. In 20 career games at Wake Tech, Early average 6.3 points per game.