ROCKY MOUNT -- Louisburg College's baseball season has gotten off to a slow start as the Hurricanes are 1-4 through five games, all of which were held at the newly renovated Frazier Field on the LC campus.
The Hurricanes, coached by Keith Shumate, opened their campaign last Wednesday with a home doubleheader against Rockingham Community College.
LC won the first contest in extra innings by a 5-4 total. The Hurricanes tied the score in the bottom of the seventh to force extras, and then won the game in the eighth.
Montgomery Kirby was the winning pitcher in relief, while Juan Reyes doubled and drove in a trio of runs.
The Eagles clawed back to win the finale 5-3 despite a home run from Louisburg's Thomas Gulley.
LC remained a home for a three-game weekend series against Catawba Valley Community College out of Hickory.
The first outing went Catawba Valley's way by a 7-3 margin last Saturday. The Buccaneers then finished off the doubleheader sweep with a 5-4 triumph in eight innings.
LC had a chance to win, but allowed Catawba Valley to tie the score in the top of the seventh frame.
Chris Gilliam went deep and drove in a pair of runs to spark the Hurricanes' offensive attack.
The weekend closed on Sunday with Catawba Valley claiming a 5-2 conquest in the nine-inning single game.
Gulley picked up two hits for Louisburg, including a triple.
Louisburg College will return to the diamond on Feb. 21 with a home doubleheader against Southside College out of Virginia.
First pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m. at Frazier Field. Tickets will be available at the gate.
LC WOMEN: The Louisburg College women's basketball squad will host its annual Breast Cancer Awareness Game this Saturday at 1 p.m. at Taylor Center.
Fans are encouraged to come out dressed in pink to support Breast Cancer Awareness.
If you are a breast cancer survivor or have been diagnosed with breast cancer, you are encouraged to attend and be recognized at halftime. There will be a signup sheet at the front gate so so survivors can be recognized.
Bryant and Stratton will serve as the opposition for the Region X showdown.
LC also had a key league game Wednesday on the road versus Guilford Tech.
LC MEN: Louisburg College's men's basketball squad poured in a season-high 16 3-pointers during a Region X win last Wednesday at Wake Tech Community College in Raleigh.
Louisburg erupted for the 124-75 thumping of the Eagles as Keyon Cowan (23) and Jamarcus Hairston (20) combined for 43 points.
The Hurricanes shot an impressive 64.1 percent from the field.
Louisburg's success continued last Saturday at home as the Hurricanes drubbed Guilford Tech by a 117-58 margin as six players reached double figures in scoring, led by Camden Scott with 16 points.
LC, now 21-3 on the campaign, had a key game Wednesday on the road against league leader Richard Bland College in Petersburg, Virginia.
The Hurricanes will return to Taylor Center on Saturday for a league meeting against Patrick Henry Community College.
Tip-off is targeted for 3 p.m. at Taylor Center on the LC campus. Tickets will be available at the gate.