Published: Jun 16, 2012 06:00 PM
Modified: Jun 17, 2012 11:19 AM
: Jennie and George Lawrence, Pittsboro 2. School
: Northwood High School Class of 2012, still undecided between UNC Charlotte and Guilford College. 3. Other sports
: Played on Northwood Highs soccer team that reached the NCHSAA championship game, and played on Northwood Highs Carolina-12 basketball championship team. 4. Prefers baseball:
Because Ive always just enjoyed it more. 5. Throws
: Right. Bats
: Right. 6. Best pitch
: Fastball, 84 mph. 7. Favorite position other that pitcher:
but pitching is by far my favorite; you get to have an impact on every play, as opposed to waiting for the ball to come to you. 8. Senior year
: Pitched 61 innings, with ERA of 1.71, 78 strikeouts and final record of 6-4. Northwood finished 23-8. 9. Favorite win
: Started and won Northwoods 3-2 victory May 1 over South Granville that guaranteed the Chargers a share of the Carolina-12 Conference championship. 10. No-no-hitter
: Lawrence, Northwood baseballs top starter, twice came within an inning of a no-hitter this spring. In one March game, he was down to the final out before giving up a bloop single. Three strikes later, he had a shutout win but not the no-hitter.
He never let the single hit bother him. He had pitched a perfect game in Little League at age 10, and that taught him a big lesson: It takes an awful lot of luck to get a no-hitter. Still, I wished Id gotten one this year; its an amazing thing.
And theres something else.
A lot of people know about the success we had this year. The biggest thing was that we all played together as a team. Thats why we were successful. We all loved playing together. We had a great time.
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