Area Sports Briefs
From staff reportsCatawba’s sixth-ranked baseball team beat Pfeiffer 8-4 and Barton 9-7 at Asheboro’s McCray Park to improve to 7-0.
Chris Dula hit two homers in Saturday’s opening win against Pfeiffer. Danny Parisi homered and drove in three runs. Dylan Richardson homered, and Ethan Satterfield had three hits.
John Tuttle (A.L. Brown) pitched into the seventh inning for the win. He fanned three and walked one.
• In the win against Barton, Dula hit another homer.
Satterfield and Julio Zubillaga (Carson) had two doubles apiece. Keaton Hawks drove in a go-ahead run to break a 7-7 tie in the eighth.
Ross Whitley pitched seven innings and struck out 10. Ryan McClintock pitched the eighth, and Craig Brooks worked the ninth for his third save.College baseballBarton won 4-2 against Pfeiffer in the other game played in Asheboro on Saturday.
• Jon Crucitti (West Rowan) and his Army teammates will open with three games at UNC Greensboro on Feb. 15-17.
Army will play in the Coca-Cola Classic at Winthrop in Rock Hill, S.C., on Feb. 22-24.
• Bradley Robbins (East Rowan) has made two relief appearances for Tallahassee Community College.
He pitched a scoreless inning against Abraham Baldwin in his latest one, walking one and striking out one.
• Brevard won 7-3 against Young Harris in its opener.
Kevin Hamilton (NW Cabarrus) pitched six innings for the win. Alex Litaker (East) got four big outs in a relief stint, two on strikeouts.College basketballPfeiffer lost 84-58 at Erskine on Saturday in Conference Carolinas action. Josh Humphrey led the Falcons with 16 points. Catawba women rollCatawba’s women’s basketball team had one of its best performances, romping to a 68-44 win against Anderson on Saturday at Goodman Gym.
Catawba (11-9, 7-5) led the Trojans (15-7, 9-3) by 18 points at halftime. Anderson is tied for first place in the league.
Antionette McPhail (17), former South Rowan star Taylor May (15), Chloe Bully (11) and Elizabeth Merritt (11) scored in double figures for the Indians.
McPhail and Bully made three 3s apiece. May shot 6-for-9. Merritt had nine rebounds.
Lesley Woods scored 14 points for Anderson.ANDERSON (44) — Woods 14, Simpson 11, Major 4, Shannon 4, Floyd 3, Monroe 2, Parris 2, Diaz 2.
CATAWBA (68) — McPhail 17, May 15, Merritt 11, Bully 11, Coleman 7, Ucinski 5, Tamasauskaite 2, Clay, Whitby, Martin.Anderson 19 25 — 44
Catawba 37 31 — 68
Livingstone women fallLivingstone’s women’s basketball team lost to Shaw 90-84 in high-scoring CIAA action at Trent Gym on Saturday.
Shaw (19-3, 10-2) shot a sizzling 60.6 percent in the second half to beat the Blue Bears.
Kelcyn Manurs (21), Tiffany Evans (20) and Jasmine Murray (19) had big offensive nights for the Blue Bears, but Shaw placed five players in double figures, led by Crystal Harris and Crystal Wilson with 16 apiece.
Livingstone (7-14, 3-9) made the game close with fine shooting (11-for-23) from the 3-point line. Murray hit four 3s.SHAW (90) — Harris 16, Wilson 16, Diaz 12, Mitchell 12, Dalrymple 11, David 8, Gordon 8, Jeffreys 7.
LIVINGSTONE (84) — Manurs 21, Evans 20, Murray 19, York 9, Walker 8, Tharpe 6, Lepzem 1, Chatman, Coe, McKinney, Hill.Shaw 39 51 — 90
Livingstone 38 46 — 84Pfeiffer womenBrittany Cox scored 17 points and led Pfeiffer to a 58-47 win at Erskine on Saturday. College softballElon beat nationally ranked Georgia 5-2 on Friday.
Chelsea White (East Rowan) pitched a complete game for Elon. She struck out seven, walked two and allowed one earned run.
It was the first win by the Phoenix against an SEC team and the program’s first win over a top-10 team.
White pitched five innings in a 4-1 loss to Winthrop on Saturday. She struck out five and allowed three earned runs.
• Sarah Perrine (West Rowan) had her first college hit for Western Carolina in a 13-2 win against North Carolina Central. Perrine smacked a two-run double.
• Campbell’s Ericka Nesbitt started the season 5-for-12, and the Camels went 4-0 in the Hampton Inn Invitational.
• Catawba split a doubleheader at USC Aiken, winning 5-1 before losing 3-2.
Mollie Kovalcin pounded two homers in the opener, including a grand slam, to back strong pitching by former Central Davidson star Carley Tysinger, who struck out 10.Prep indoor trackDavie County had an individual winner in Saturday’s 4A indoor track championships in Winston-Salem.
Caleb Mathis won the 55-meter hurdles in 7. 57.
Davie’s Anna McBride was third in the 3200 (11:20.39).
Jorie Sineath placed 10th in the girls triple jump.
• North Rowan’s Hunter Walker placed fifth in 7.97 seconds in the 55-meter hurdles in the 1A/2A/3A indoor track championships.
• West Rowan’s Chris Patterson placed seventh in the triple jump in the indoor championships with a leap of 43 feet, 5 inches.
• A.L. Brown’s Talvanisha Lawing was third in the girls triple jump (35-11), seventh in the long jump (16-6) and eighth in the 55-meter hurdles in the indoor championships.
Terry Campbell placed seventh in the 300 (36.84).Prep swimmingIn the 1A/2A state championships in Cary, North Rowan’s Zach Lemmon made the final in the 100 backstroke and finished 12th in 58.94 seconds. Prep wrestlingIn Saturday’s CCC tournament, Salisbury placed fourth.
Thomasville took the team title, with Central Davidson second and East Davidson third.
Salisbury sophomore J.C. Burton won an individual championship at 195 pounds.
Burton beat Thomasville’s Keith Clemmons 9-7 in the final. It was Clemmons’ first loss to a conference opponent.
“J.C. used his quicknes sto establish and early lead against a quality opponent,” Salisbury coach Joe Pinyan said. “He wrestled intelligently to preserve the lead. He is wrestling with a lot of confidence.
Salisbury’s Holden Hughley knocked off the No. 1 seed and placed second at 170.
Hornets finishing third were Tyrell Blakeney (106), Raylon Coleman (138), Darius Jackson (145), Dequann Vann (182) and Parker McKeithan (heavyweight). Bobby Johnson placed fourth at 220.
• In the CPC tournament, Davie won the team championship on Saturday.
Davie’s Lake Billings, Luis Hernandez, Ryan Smith, Bailey Ingram, Corbin Kopetsky, Nathan Howard, Alex Gobble and Parker Correll won individual titles.
West Forsyth was runner-up, with North Davidson third.Sacred Heart hoopsSacred Heart’s varsity girls won 42-31 against Salisbury Academy in the championship game of the CCISAA tournament in Winston-Salem.
Payton Russell led the Dolphins with 14 points. Annie Habeeb scored 11, Julia Honeycutt had eight, and Anne Marie Metz contributed five.Centralina CrossoverCentral Carolina Crossover will continue AAU basketball workouts and tryouts today.
Boys grades 7-12 from 2-4 and girls grades 7-8 from 4:30-6. Workouts/tryouts will be at Christian Outreach of the Piedmont at 1424 Rickert, St. in Statesville. Contact Teon Mauney or Glenn Usry at 704-881-0472 or 704-881-0425.