Three Cougars no-hit Statesville

  • Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2013 12:54 a.m.
    UPDATED: Thursday, March 14, 2013 1:19 a.m.

From staff reports

Heath Mitchem, T.J. Brackett and Blake Cauble combined on a no-hitter as Carson beat Statesville 13-1 in NPC baseball on Wednesday.

Mitchem pitched three innings. The hurlers combined for nine strikeouts.

Carson rapped 15 hits, seven for extra bases.

Dylan Carpenter had a triple, and he and Mitchem, Austin McNeill and Greg Tonnesen had two hits each.

• West Rowan’s baseball team bounced back from Tuesday’s loss to East Rowan with a 9-3 non-conference win against Robinson on Wednesday.

Sophomore Omar Bautista (2-0) was the story for the Falcons. He fanned 11 in a complete-game effort and allowed three hits and one earned run.

Nick Collins led West at the plate. He homered, doubled and singled.

Michael Pinkston had two hits and two RBIs. Hunter Teeter also knocked in two runs.

Taylor Garczynski had two hits and scored twice.

West (7-1) plays Salisbury tonight in Mount Ulla. It’s a jayvee-varsity doubleheader.

• South Rowan won 9-4 at North Iredell in NPC baseball.

Tyler Fuller has been cleared to play following an appendectomy, and his return to the lineup was a huge boost for South. Fuller went 5-for-5 with two doulbles and a triple and he scored three runs.

Dillon Parker was again strong on the mound. He pitched six innings and fanned seven. Aaron Bare pitched the seventh.

Parker and Dylan Goodman had two hits each, and Nathan Lambert drove in two runs.

South also played well defensively.

• Davie stayed unbeaten with a 7-6 win against Watauga on Wednesday that took 10 innings.

Charlie Muchukot had the game-winning double.

Karch Arey scored two runs. Elijah Jones had two hits.

Davie (5-0) is at Alexander Central tonight.

• West Davidson thumped Wheatmore 12-2 on Wednesday.

Chandler Simerson was the winning pitcher. Zach Queen, Graham Shoaf and Kyle Smith drove in two runs each for the Green Dragons (3-0).

More prep baseball

Salisbury’s Brian Bauk, Davie’s Matt Vernon, Northwest Cabarrus’ Tanner Bigham and Hickory Ridge’s J.T. Ford are on the High Honorable Mention List for Rawlings’Senior All-America team.

Bauk signed with Appalachian State, Vernon with N.C. State and Bigham with UNC.

Ford was a first-team pick on the All-Atlantic Region (Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia and the Carolinas).

Bauk, Bigham and Vernon are second team on the All-Region team. South Rowan’s Eric Tyler (East Carolina) and West Rowan’s Taylor Garczynski (Francis Marion) are Honorable Mention.

• Bryan Tyson will coach his final game for Mount Pleasant on Friday against Northwest Cabarrus.

Tyson is taking over as Cabarrus County’s athletics director.

Prep softball

Carson romped 15-0 against Statesville in a three-inning NPC softball game played on Wednesday.

Lacee Hunsucker pitched a no-hitter and struck out eight. One Greyhound walked.

Jana Bradshaw and Kinsley Bean went 3-for-3 for the Cougars.

Hunsucker, Morgan Peninger and Mariah Morgan had two hits each. Kaycee Kennedy had a triple.

• Davie beat East Rowan 16-1 in non-conference softball on Wednesday at Rich Park.

Caroline Miller pitched a five-hitter in the five-inning game. Courtney Lyerly had two hits for the Mustangs.

Miller, Lauren Taylor and Kristina Parrish had three hits each for Davie. Taylor homered and drove in five runs.

Davie had 15 hits.

Prep girls soccer

South Rowan lost to Statesville 3-1 in NPC soccer on Wednesday.

Leslie Franks scored the goal for the Raiders.

South is at home tonight at 6 p.m. against Concord.

• Salisbury lost 3-1 to Davie in non-conference soccer played on Wednesday.

Salisbury was missing standouts Kristel Rodriguez (illness) and Kate Grant (injury).

Salisbury still played well. It was 1-1 in the second half after Maritsa Mourouzidis scored on an assist by Adna Music. Kristen Harman had an outstanding game.

Salisbury is home tonight at 6:45 p.m. against Statesville.

Prep boys tennis

Salisbury beat Central Davidson 5-4 in CCC tennis on Wednesday.

Clint Comadoll, David Derrick and Spencer Storey won singles matches for the Hornets (2-2, 2-0 CCC).

Comadoll-Chris Derrick and Storey-Hunter Carlton won doubles matches.

• North Rowan won 6-3 against Chatham Central in YVC action on Wednesday. The Cavaliers will take on South Stanly today.

College baseball

UNC Pembroke scored six runs in the ninth inning and beat Catawba 12-8 at Newman Park on Wednesday.

Ben Schmucker had a three-run triple in the ninth.

Ethan Satterfield had four hits for the 14th-ranked Indians (18-6). Paul Kronenfeld scored three runs, but the Indians left 15 men on base, including 11 in scoring position.

Juli Zubillaga (Carson) had two of Catawba’s 13 hits.

Brett Huffman (West Rowan) drove a run for 25th-ranked UNCP (17-6).

Catawba starts a weekend series with Lenoir-Rhyne on Friday.

• UNC Asheville’s Corey Randall (Davie) pitched six innings and got his first college win Tuesday in a 7-5 victory against Wofford.

•Applachian State’s Preston Troutman (East Rowan) homered in Tuesday’s 9-4 loss to Georgia.

Troutman and Noah Holmes (East) had RBIs as Appalachian State beat Georgia 8-5 on Wednesday.

•Guilford’s Nathan Fulbright had three hits, including a two-run single in the eighth that lifted the Quakers to a 12-10 win against Stevenson (Md.).

Caleb Henley (East) pitched a scoreless inning Friday in UNC Greensboro’s 9-8 loss to Lehigh.

College lacrosse

Queens scored the first 10 goals and whipped Catawba’s men’s lacrosse team 17-8 on Wednesday.

Tom Cullop scored three goals to lead the Indians (2-5).

College cross country

Catawba’s Christian Crifasi has a 3.65 GPA in business and was named to the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic team for Division II,

Catawba’s cross country team was honored for having a 3.26 cumulative GPA.

7th-grade girls hoops

North Rowan’s girls beat Southeast 42-40 on Wednesday to win the seventh-grade basketball tournament.

Egypt Alexander provided the winning bucket with 18 seconds left.

Alexander had 20 points and 23 rebounds for coach Ashley Poole’s second-seeded Mavericks (16-1).

Shyann Vaughters had 10 points and 10 rebounds. Tanajah Robinson had five assists, six points and 14 rebounds. Meliya Parker scored six points.

Olivia Gabriel scored 22 points for the top-seeded Patriots (15-2), including the 3-pointer that made it 40-all with 36 seconds left.

Maren Shumaker had seven points and 10 second-half rebounds. Alexandra Linder scored six points. Taylor Hairston had seven boards.

7th-grade boys hoops

Knox beat Southeast 50-42 for the boys tournament championship.

Coach Phil Knox’s second-seeded Trojans (16-1) led 38-36 with four minutes left but finished strong.

Montavio Rankin, Isaac Baker and Oshaun Robinson scored clutch points down the stretch.

Knox led 14-0 early. Top-seeded Southeast pulled within 25-19 at halftime.

Baker had 19 for the winners. Rankin had 15 points and seven rebounds. Robinson had 10 points and five steals. Jaquon Davis and Ray Mashore combined for 19 rebounds.

Jamarius Hairston had 16 points and 12 rebounds for the Patriots (15-2).

Cameron Prugh had 10 points and six boards. Jailen Williams had eight points and four assists. Elijah Moss scored seven points. Jay Wilkerson had seven rebounds.

Local golf

Melvin Rape made a hole-in-one at Warrior.

Rape used a pitching wedge on the 112-yard No. 6 hole. Ernie Macon, Bob Hill and John Mullinax witnessed the shot.

• In the Warrior’s Two-Man Mulligan Tournament, the team of Michael Dorsett-Keith Dorsett shot 59-61 — 120 to win the Championship Flight.

Gerald Staton-Mike Frye finished second at 59-63 —122.

Other Championship Flight scores were: Dale Snyder-Eric Edwards (126), Corey Basinger-Gordon Preddy (127), Lee Frick-Bree Wray (128), Brian Jones-Dale Plummer(129), Seth Waller-Justin Lefler (130), Walker Dabbs-Robbie Hill (131) and Chad Williams-Bubba Hendren (131).

Flight winners were First Flight: Kevin Lentz-Eric Mulkey (128); Second Flight: Ryan Seymore-Dewayne Colvard (132); Third Flight: Andy Lombard-Jason Barnhardt (132); Fourth Flight: Bob Boltz-Gary Chastain (137), and Fifth Flight: Andy Frick-Jimmy Denton (143).

Middle school golf

Sacred Heart’s coed golf team shot 173 at the Country Club of Salisbury and lost to SouthLake by five strokes.

Alex Antosek shot 38 for the Dolphins. Michael Childress shot 40, and Will Casmus shot 45.

The next match for the Dolphins is Friday against Salisbury Academy at Warrior.

Middle school soccer

Erwin’s boys beat Corriher-Lipe 2-0.

Goals were scored by Erik Estrada and Brock Stewart.

Stallions baseball

The Cabarrus Homeschool Stallions defeated North Davidson 8-3 Tuesday. Daniel Durham, Garrett Alewine and Dalton Lankford were the leading hitters.

Travis Cone was the winning pitcher, throwing four innings and allowing three hits. Drake Boger pitched two innings and Lankford threw the last inning.

Major leagues

The Pittsburgh Pirates have assigned prospect Jerry Sands (Catawba) to their minor league camp, so Sands is expected to start the season at Triple A Indianapolis.

West hoops camp

The inaugural West Rowan spring basketball camp is scheduled for March 20 from 6-8 p.m. There will be six sessions every Wednesday. The camp is for boys in grades 6-8.

The cost is $20 but scholarships are available, if necessary, for anyone who wants to attend.

The camp director is Mike Gurley. Staff will include Keith Sherrill and Clint Mauldin.

The camp is designed to help middle school players prepare for high school basketball.

Contact Gurley at 704-798-2074 or

Salisbury Parks and Rec

Registration for adult kickball, coed indoor soccer (ages 5-8) and girls volleyball (ages 7-12) last through March 16.

Contact Steve Clark at or Lakai Brice at or call 704-638-5289.

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