JUNE 2017 | M BASKETBALL
Tilley signs with CVCC
South Point senior Grant Tilley, front row, has signed a national letter of intent to play baseball at Catawba Valley Community College. Front row from the left are his brother, Dalton Tilley; his mother, Cindy Tilley; Grant; and his father, Kent Tilley. Back row from the left are South Point principal, Gary Ford; South Point head baseball coach, Jason Lineberger; and South Point athletic director, Kent Hyde.


MAY 2017 | BASEBALL
Spring Awards Winners 2017
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Front Row: Israel Johnson, JV Best Defense; Jacob Landis, JV MVP; Nolan Cochran, JV Best Offense; Nick Farmer, Varsity Puddin Broome Most Improved

Back Row: Ethan Shell, Eddie Lineberger MVP; Grant Tilley, Billy Potter Leadership and Priorities Award; Tim Davila, Karl Witzke Best Hitter; Mason Secrest, Scott Barnes Memorial Award (Highest GPA) & Best Defense




MAY 2017 | BASEBALL - 3rd Round Playoffs

Cuthbertson 11, South Point 5 — Staring down the end of their varsity baseball careers, Mason Secrest and Timothy Davila wanted to extend their time on South Point’s baseball field just a few moments longer.

South Point trailed by 10 runs with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning to Cuthbertson on Tuesday night. With the game essentially over, South Point’s senior shortstop parked a no-doubt three-run homer over the wall in left-center. Next, Davila pulled a fastball down the right field line for another long ball.

The Red Raiders’ season ended two batters later in an 11-5 defeat against Cuthbertson, but coach Jason Lineberger said the back-to-back home runs from Secrest and Davila represented the contributions his class of seniors have made all season long.

“This team never quit all year long. It was just proof of that. They were in it ’til the last out was made, the last pitch was made. Nobody quit,” Lineberger said. “it’s a special group to be around. They’ve been a joy around and to coach. We just hate it’s over.”

MAY 2017 | BASEBALL - 2nd Round Playoffs

South Point 5, Jay Robinson 3 — Falling behind in the first inning of state playoff baseball games usually doesn’t end well.

But for South Point High, it’s been a path to first- and second-round victories.

Despite yielding two runs in the top of the first inning for a second straight playoff game on Saturday afternoon, the Red Raiders rallied for a 5-3 win over visiting Concord Robinson.

“Having been through that in the first game, it made it much easier in this game,” said South Point coach Jason Lineberger, whose team improved to 23-5 and will host a third round N.C. 3A playoff game on Tuesday night at 7 p.m.

The Red Raiders will host the winner of Monday’s Cuthbertson at South Iredell playoff game on Tuesday.

MAY 2017 | BASEBALL - 1st Round Playoffs

South Point 12, Hickory Ridgen 2 — After losing in the opening round three times in the last five years, including twice at home, it would be safe to say there was some uneasiness at South Point High’s Red Raider Field Wednesday night when the home team fell behind 2-0 in the top of the first inning.

But visiting Hickory Ridge wouldn’t score again and South Point’s offensive response was so impressive that the Red Raiders ended the game by the mercy rule in five innings.

South Point scored the game’s final 12 runs for a 12-2 victory that propels the Red Raiders (21-5) into a secondround game on Saturday at 7 p.m. against Concord Robinson. Robinson routed North Lincoln 14-1 in six innings in its Wednesday first-round victory.

“It did cross my mind a little bit,” South Point coach Jason Lineberger said of the early deficit. “But this team has confidence in each other. So I didn’t feel any sense of panic or concern.”

MAY 2017 | BASEBALL

South Point 2, North Gaston 1 - Conference Tournament — The South Point baseball team could not advance its position in the state playoffs this week, but the Red Raiders still wanted to play well in the Big South conference tournament to build up some momentum heading into the postseason.

The Red Raiders have accomplished that goal, as their win at home Thursday over North Gaston extended their win streak to eight games and added a conference tournament title to their regular season crown.

Ethan Shell’s two-out RBI single in the bottom of the fifth broke a 1-1 tie and Evan Mauldin pitched a complete game two-hitter to earn the win as the Raiders defeated the Wildcats 2-1, their third win this season over North Gaston.

MAY 2017 | BASEBALL

South Point 7, Stuart Cramer 0 - Conference Tournament — Ethan Shell threw a twohit shutout for the Red Raiders, striking out six with one walk. he needed just 82 pitches. Shell also went 2 for 3 at the plate with two RBIs and one run scored. Mason Secrest was 1 for 2 with two runs scored and an RBI, and Preston Conner scored two runs. Jason Maggs and Austin Cook had the hits for Stuart Cramer, while Landon Helton took the loss. South Point (20-5) hosts North Gaston in the Big South Conference tournament final on Thursday. Stuart Cramer fell to 13-12.

MAY 2017 | BASEBALL

South Point 10, Hunter Huss 0 - Conference Tournament — Preston Conner threw five shutout innings for the Red Raiders, allowing two hits with seven strikeouts and one walk. He also was 1 for 1 with three runs scored and an RBI. Ethan Shell and Nick Farmer each knocked in two runs. South Point faces either Forestview or Stuart Cramer in the next round of the Big South Conference tournament.

APRIL 2017 | BASEBALL

South Point 5, Lake Norman Charter 1 — Entering the final week of the regularseason, the South Point High baseball team needed to win three conference games in three days to claim a share of the Big South Conference 2A/3A title for the second consecutive year.

Following the Red Raiders 5-1 victory against visiting Lake Norman Charter Friday afternoon, mission accomplished.

Senior right-hander Tim Davila pitched 6 ? innings of one-run baseball while teammates Ethan Shell and Grant Tilley squeezed runners home from third base on consecutive at-bats in the bottom of the sixth inning, breaking open a 2-1 game and giving South Point a share of its third conference championship in four years.

APRIL 2017 | BASEBALL

South Point 13, Stuart Cramer 3 — The South Point varsity baseball team won Thursday's home conference game against Stuart Cramer by a score of 13-3.

APRIL 2017 | BASEBALL

South Point 4, North Gaston 0 — The North Gaston varsity baseball team lost Tuesday's home conference game against South Point by a score of 4-0.

APRIL 2017 | BASEBALL

South Point 5, Stuart Cramer 2 — After losing Monday’s opening-round game to rival East Gaston, some may have questioned what motivation the Red Raiders would have for the rest of the tournament. Back-toback dominating wins have emphatically answered that question and have South Point ready for the challenging week that awaits them.

“Going into this week, we talked about playing three games and 21 innings,” Red Raiders coach Jason Lineberger said. “And we did that except for one inning on Monday.”

APRIL 2017 | BASEBALL

South Point 11, Bessemer City 0 — In Tuesday morning’s opener, South Point (14-5) scored five runs in the first and fourth innings and took advantage of five extra-base hits, four walks, six hit batters and one fielding error. And Ethan Shell (four innings) and Dawson Gause (one) combined on a threehitter with seven strikeouts.

“That’s what we were looking for,” said South Point coach Jason Lineberger, whose team lost 4-2 to East Gaston on Monday after leading 2-0 after 5½ innings. “We played well today and had much better energy.”

APRIL 2017 | BASEBALL

East Gaston 4, South Point 2 — East Gaston entered Monday’s Gaston County Baseball Tournament licking the wounds of a 6-10-1 start in a season filled with disappointing close losses.

But as Warriors coach Randy Sellers reminded his team before its 1 p.m. openinground game vs. rival South Point, it was the defending champion of the annual eightteam Easter tournament.

And, while it took a late rally, East Gaston showed the kind of resiliency Sellers hopes it can continue following a 4-2 win over the Red Raiders.

APRIL 2017 | BASEBALL

South Point 3, South Meck 2 (8 innings) — Nick Farmer singled to score Timothy Davila in the bottom of the eighth as the Red Raiders earned the walkoff win. Preston Conner was 1 for 2 with two walks and two runs scored. Three different South Point pitchers, Evan Mauldin, Ethan Shell and Conner, combined to hold South Meck to five hits, and Conner earned the win in relief. South Point (13-4) plays East Gaston at 1 p.m. Monday in the first round of the Gaston County Baseball Tournament at Sims Legion Park. South Meck (8-11) visits East Meck on Tuesday.

APRIL 2017 | BASEBALL

Forestview 2, South Point 1 — Justin Helms pitched all seven innings and got the win, and Jason Odem was 2-for-3 with two RBIs. The Red Raiders (12-4, 9-2 Big South) host South Meck on Thursday. The Jaguars (7-9, 5-6) visit Ashbrook.

APRIL 2017 | BASEBALL

South Point 9, Ashbrook 2 — The South Point Red Raiders baseball team won Friday's home conference game against Ashbrook by a score of 9-2.



APRIL 2017 | BASEBALL

South Point 15, Hunter Huss 3 — The Huss Huskies baseball team lost Tuesday's home conference game against South Point by a score of 15-3. Game Details: Hunter Huss High School, Baseball Diamond

MARCH 2017 | BASEBALL

South Point 11, East Gaston 3 — The South Point Red Raiders baseball team won Thursday's home conference game against rival school East Gaston by a score of 11-3.



MARCH 2017 | BASEBALL

South Point 4, Stuart Cramer 3 — The Stuart Cramer Storm baseball team lost Tuesday's home conference game against rival school South Point by a score of 4-3.

MARCH 2017 | BASEBALL

South Point 4, North Gaston 0 — The South Point Red Raiders baseball team won Friday's home conference game against North Gaston by a score of 4-0.



MARCH 2017 | BASEBALL

Lake Norman Charter 3, South Point 0 — Lake Norman Charter’s baseball team typically employs a “small ball” strategy for its offense since it is blessed with solid pitching and defense.

In Tuesday’s home game against Big South 2A/3A co-leader South Point, the Knights resorted to another strategy as two home runs provided all the support they would need in an important 3-0 victory at Huntersville Athletic Park.



MARCH 2017 | BASEBALL

TC Roberson 6, South Point 5 — The T.C. Roberson Rams baseball team won Saturday's home non-conference game against South Point by a score of 6-5.



MARCH 2017 | BASEBALL

South Point 6, Forestview 3 — The South Point Red Raiders baseball team won Friday's home conference game against Forestview by a score of 6-3.



MARCH 2017 | BASEBALL

South Point 10, Ashbrook 1 — The Ashbrook Green Wave baseball team lost Tuesday's home conference game against South Point by a score of 10-1.



MARCH 2017 | BASEBALL

South Point 20, Hunter Huss 1 — The South Point Red Raiders baseball team won Friday's home conference game against Huss by a score of 20-1.



MARCH 2017 | BASEBALL

South Point 10, Kings Mountain 2 — The Kings Mountain Mountaineers baseball team lost Wednesday's home non-conference game against South Point by a score of 10-2.



MARCH 2017 | BASEBALL

South Point 4, East Gaston 3 — The East Gaston Warriors baseball team lost Tuesday's home conference game against rival school South Point by a score of 4-3.



MARCH 2017 | BASEBALL

South Point 2, Cutherbertson 1 — The South Point Red Raiders baseball team won Friday's home non-conference game against Cuthbertson by a score of 2-1.



MARCH 2017 | BASEBALL


Olympic 3, South Point 2 — The South Point Red Raiders baseball team lost Wednesday's home non-conference game against Olympic by a score of 3-2.

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FEBRUARY 2017 | BASEBALL

South Point 5, East Lincoln 1 — The South Point Red Raiders baseball team won Tuesday's home non-conference game against East Lincoln by a score of 5-1.




Varsity Schedule

Roster

Coaching Staff



Red Raider Records


State Championships

WNCHSAA

1973, 1974, 1977-runner up

NCHSAA

1981, 1994-runner up, 2011


Head Coaches

Phil Tate 1971-1983
Mickey Lineberger 1984-2005
Jason Lineberger 2006-current



Conference Titles

Southwestern 3A Conference

1972, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1995

Big South 3A Conference

2001, 2002, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017


Gaston County Baseball Tournament Championships

1989, 1991, 1993, 2000, 2003-runnerup, 2006, 2008-runnerup, 2010, 2012, 2013-runnerup, 2014



Winningest seasons in South Point baseball history:
Year Record Postseason
2011 27-3 3A State Champion
2013 23-2 third round
2017 23-6 third round
1974 22-4 WNCHSAA Champion
1981 22-5 3A State Champion
1986 22-6 fourth round
2001 22-8 third round
2012 21-2 first round
1985 21-3 first round
1989 21-3 first round
2017 23-5 third round
1993 21-6 fourth round
1994 20-11 3A state runner-up
2008 20-10 3A west runner-up



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