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    Page Ten — THE GRYPHON — Tuesday, June 1,1976
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PARTIN WINDS UP — Steve Partin winds up for a pitch against Bertie. Partin went on to
pitch the Gryphs to a 13-4 victory and close out his record at 8-3 for the year.
RM Ends Season 12-10
After Three Victories
. . . Ricky Lewis and William Battle left the divisional meet
in Greenville successful participants. Lewis placed second in
the 180 low hurdles and 120 high hurdles, while Battle placed
fourth in the long jump. These marks allowed both of them to
go to the sectionals in Cary, where both thin-clads placed
second in their respective events. Battle was unable to ad
vance to the regionals held at ECU because of an injury, and
Lewis, although qualifying in the 180 low hurdles in the
preliminaries, did not place. Had they placed, they would
have been eligible for state competition at N. C. State in
. . . Danny Wheeless and Jeff Joyner advanced to the
doubles competition in the state tennis tournament in Chapel
Hill by virtue of a quarter-final win in the tennis sectionals in
Wilson, 6-4, 6-4. But they lost the first round of the state
tournament to a Winston-Salem doubles team, 7-6, 6-7, 6-2.
Del Eatman and Tim English also traveled to the sectionals
in Wilson as a doubles combination, but were defeated in the
The Gryphs have been
playing well lately despite the
fact that all the rain resulted in
the cancellation of the Rocky
Mount-Northern Nash game.
Rocky Mount ran its record to
12-10 with wins over Greenville,
Wilson and Bertie and a loss to
Rocky Mount and Greenville
squared off in the type of game
which fans love and coaches
hate. For the first four innings
the Gryphs threatened to score
every time; however, they
lacked the timely hits. On the
other end of the bat, senior
pitching star Steve Partin was
attempting to attain the epitome
of superb pitching — a perfect
game. Partin pitched SVi
innings until a bloop single
spelled his demise.
At that point the Gryphs lead
1-0, but a walk and an error
allowed Greenville to tie the
score. Then Mike Brewington
sent Greenville ahead by driving
a single up the middle.
The game proceeded with the
score 3-2 in favor of the Gryphs
until the top of the seventh.
However, a walk to the leadoff
man followed by two wild
pitches allowed the runner to
reach third. Greenville then
pulled a suicide bunt which
scored the man on third and tied
the score 3-3.
However, the Gryphs were
not to be denied as pitcher Steve
Partin led off with a single.
Ronald Kearney’s sacrifice
moved ‘‘The Champ” to
second. Gary Ward’s base hop
single then moved St. Amand to
third. Greenville, recognizing
power, then intentionally walk
ed “Buck” Braswell to load the
bases. This called for Mike
Upchurch to come up and cooly
knock a single into right field to
win the game 4-3.
The Gryphs attempted to play
Northeastern twice but mother
nature washed it away. When
the game was finally played.
Rocky Mount probably wished it
would have rained! Rocky
Mount lost another game by a
close margin as they lost 4-3.
For their final games of
the year the Gryphs played a
unique day-night doubleheader.
Apparently the Gryphs liked
this setup as they defeated
Wilson and Bertie to sweep the
doubleheader. The Gryphs
defeated Wilson behind Phillip
Bunn’s masterful four-hit pitch
ing. Not enough can be said for
the superb pitching of Steve
Partin. Partin, 8-3 for the year,
handcuffed Bertie 13-4 to help
the Gryphs close out their
season 12-10.
quarter-final round.
Rocky Mount vs.
North Edgecombe
The Gryphs defeated North
Edgecombe 15-0. The winning
pitcher was lefthander Lee
Cooper, who threw a no-hitter.
The win capped a perfect 11-0
season for the Jayvees. Camp
Saint-Amand, Lee Cooper and
Wendell Wright all collected
Cheerleaders For
1976-77 Selected
two hits. Jake Lassiter, Champ
Saint-Amand and Wendell
Wright drove in three runs
Rocky Mount vs.
West Edgecombe
The Gryphs defeated West
Edgecombe 13-2. Jake Lassiter
led the Gryphs with two hits and
five RBI’s. Wendell Wright and'
Champ Saint-Amand each con
tributed three RBI’s. West
Edgecombe was led by Gay,
with one hit and one RBI. The
winning pitcher was ace
righthander Jess Eberdt.
Fourteen students including
two males have been chosen as
the 1976-77 Varsity Cheerlead
ers. They are Denise Alston,
Ruth Battle, Kenny Edgerton,
Alton Edwards, Lindi Fields,
Renee Freeman, Delphine Hin
ton, Beth Hutchisson, Dayle
Lawrence, Lisa McCullough,
Lanie Powell, Mary Reid, Cathy
Thorne, and Susan Thorne.
This is the first year that male
cheerleaders have been chosen.
According to Lanie Powell, “We
are looking forward to a good
team, especially with new male
cheerleaders.” One student was
heard saying, “1 think some
really good people made
cheerleader this year. With
their support, the Gryphons
should have a great year!”
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